By Nelson Castro
Reconstrucción minuciosa y atrapante del modo en que los problemas de salud de l. a. presidenta Cristina Fernández de Kirchner afectaron de manera directa sus decisiones y el curso de su gobierno.
Si de l. a. salud de los mandatarios y los líderes depende el bienestar de millones de personas, ¿no es legítimo considerarla de altísimo interés público? A contramano de este concepto de profunda raíz republicana, el kirchnerismo trató de entorpecer el trabajo informativo y ocultar en lo posible los angeles verdad siempre que Cristina Fernández de Kirchner currentó un problema de salud.
Guiado por su deber periodístico y su genuino interés como ciudadano y médico, Nelson Castro revisa en este libro claro y valiente las discrepancias en torno a errores de diagnóstico y aspectos de criterio médico cuestionables cada vez que los angeles Presidenta, o su fallecido esposo Néstor, se vieron afectados por enfermedades que pusieron en riesgo sus vidas.
Desde el síndrome de Hubris -verdadero mal causado por el poder en todos los ámbitos-, y los angeles increíble extirpación de los angeles tiroides por un cáncer que no fue, hasta l. a. revelación de l. a. atrofia frontal, fuente de controversia entre algunos de sus médicos tratantes, los desaciertos en el manejo de l. a. salud de CFK ponen en el centro de l. a. escena a l. a. Unidad Médica Presidencial, ámbito dominado por l. a. intriga y el temor a los vaivenes anímicos y a las reacciones imprevisibles de su poderosa paciente.
By Eric Engle
By Bruce Riedel
An insider's account of the often-fraught U.S.-Saudi relationship
Saudi Arabia and the U.S. were companions for the reason that 1943, while President Roosevelt met with destiny Saudi monarchs. next U.S. presidents have had direct relationships with these kings and their successors—setting the tone for a unique partnership among an absolute monarchy with a different Islamic identification and the world's strongest democracy.
Although dependent largely on financial pursuits, the U.S.-Saudi dating has hardly been gentle. ameliorations over Israel have triggered friction because the early days, and ambiguities approximately Saudi involvement—or loss of it—in the September eleven terrorist assaults opposed to the U.S. proceed to hang-out the connection. Now, either international locations have new, still-to be-tested leaders in President Trump and King Salman.
Bruce Riedel for many years has those kings and presidents in the course of his profession on the CIA, the White residence, and Brookings. This e-book deals an insider's account of the U.S.-Saudi dating, with detailed insights. utilizing declassified files, memoirs by way of either Saudis and american citizens, and eyewitness debts, this publication takes the reader contained in the royal palaces, the holy towns, and the White apartment to realize an figuring out of this advanced partnership.
By Jean-Pierre Cabestan,Jacques deLisle
In 2008 Ma Ying-jeou was once elected President of Taiwan, and the Kuomintang (KMT) back to energy after 8 years of rule by way of the Democratic revolutionary get together (DPP). in view that taking energy, the KMT has confronted critical problems, as monetary development has been gradual, society has been polarised over problems with identification and coverage, and rapprochement among Taipei and Beijing has met with suspicion or reservation between huge segments of Taiwanese society. certainly, whereas more suitable kin with the U.S. have strengthened Taiwan’s safeguard, warming cross-Strait family have in flip made Taiwan extra based upon and at risk of an more and more robust China.
This ebook presents a entire research of the go back of the Kuomintang (KMT) to strength, and examines the numerous family political, financial, social and overseas demanding situations and adjustments that experience characterised Taiwan considering that 2008. It identifies the foremost household, cross-Strait and overseas coverage traits, and addresses key matters such as
- elections and Taiwan’s occasion approach;
- the function of the presidency and legislature;
- economic improvement; social routine;
- identity politics;
- developments in cross-Strait kinfolk;
- Taiwan’s safeguard atmosphere and nationwide defence regulations;
- relations with the USA and Japan.
In flip, the members glance in the direction of the ultimate years of Ma’s presidency and past, and the structural realities – either household and exterior – that may form Taiwan’s future.
Political alterations in Taiwan below Ma Ying-jeou could be of serious curiosity to scholars and students of Taiwan reviews, comparative politics, diplomacy, and economics. it's going to additionally entice coverage makers operating within the box.
By Yongnian Zheng,Liang Fook Lye
The goal of the ebook is to supply readers with an knowing of the real and rising political, financial and social tendencies and demanding situations in East Asia within the coming years.
There is urgency to behavior this kind of overview of the nation of East Asian affairs because the overseas and local environments headed in the direction of higher uncertainty. on the overseas point, the eu Union (EU) maintains to grapple with its debt problem without transparent answer in sight. at the different aspect of the Atlantic, the USA is gearing up for its presidential and congressional elections that may occur in the direction of the top of 2012. the result of those elections might have implications for America's kin with nations in East Asia, relatively China. Already, within the run-up to those elections, capability applicants have whipped up anti-China sentiments or maybe referred to as for difficult anti-China measures to allure their respective constituencies.
More considerably, with the relative decline of the U.S. and ecu, expanding doubts were raised about the values and ideology that experience undergird the U.S. and person eu nations' political process and associations considering international struggle . China's present stellar fiscal development in the course of the sputtering functionality of the U.S. and the ecu economies have lent expanding legitimacy to the popularity of China's version that mixes powerful authoritarian management with the vibrancy of a marketplace financial system. dealing with a emerging China and a declining US and the ecu may have an influence, even if gigantic or small, at the nations in Asia.
Also, in East Asia, a few nations have both gone through or are going to suffer significant elections that experience elected or will pick a brand new management to take over the helm, with attainable implications for coverage changes or very likely even coverage adjustments in those international locations. China is gearing up for its the most important management transition on the 18th get together Congress, whereas Taiwan has held its presidential election; Hong Kong has elected its leader govt and should carry the Legislative Council elections, whereas the 2 “Koreas” can be adjusting to the post-Kim Jong-il uncertainty. Japan, too remains to be attempting to get over the triple failures (tsunami, earthquakes and the radioactivity fallout) with the present Noda management nonetheless attempting to determine a manner out to revitalize the japanese economy.
- Introduction — East Asia: advancements and demanding situations (ZHENG Yongnian and LYE Liang Fook)
- China's Politics: keeping establishment and getting ready for management Succession (ZHENG Yongnian and CHEN Gang)
- China's economic climate: reasonable Slowdown, nonetheless Weaker progress customers for 2012 (John WONG)
- China's overseas coverage: dealing with moving Geopolitics and retaining solid exterior family members (ZHENG Yongnian and LYE Liang Fook)
- Japan's Politics: below the Shadow of the Triple mess ups (LAM Peng Er)
- The Korean Peninsula Faces Uncertainties and demanding situations (YUAN Jingdong)
- Taiwan's 2012 Presidential and Legislative Elections (QI Dongtao)
- Taiwan's economic climate: Unspectacular development and additional Dependence on China (CHIANG Min-Hua and Sarah TONG)
- US-Taiwan relatives below Ma Ying-Jeou (Katherine TSENG Hui-Yi)
- Fifteen Years After Hong Kong's Handover: is that this urban death? (KWONG Kin-ming and YEW Chiew Ping)
Readership: Researchers, execs, undergraduate and graduate scholars, and normal readers drawn to the real and rising political, financial and social traits and demanding situations in East Asia within the coming years.
By Stephen Kotkin
The outstanding new biography that revolutionizes our figuring out of Stalin and his world
In January 1928 Stalin, the ruler of the most important kingdom on the planet, boarded a educate sure for Siberia the place he might embark upon the best gamble of his political existence. He used to be approximately to start the biggest programme of social reengineering ever tried: the root-and-branch uprooting and collectivization of agriculture and around the complete Soviet Union. thousands may die, and plenty of extra could endure. How did Stalin get thus far? the place did such nice, huge energy come from?
The first of 3 volumes, the fabricated from a decade of scrupulous and intrepid study, this landmark ebook deals the main convincing portrait and clarification but of Stalin's energy, and of Russian strength on the planet. The e-book is as a lot concerning the Russia that Stalin inherits and reshapes as in regards to the guy himself. It supplies a brilliantly nuanced photo of the series of catastrophes that disposed of the social constructions, armies, competitors and shut colleagues that are meant to have stood in Stalin's approach, as he emerged from obscurity to shoulder the terrifying accountability of upholding Russian energy within the world.
By Mary E. Stuckey
Rhetoric is one of the most vital and least understood parts of presidential management. Presidents have constantly wielded rhetoric as one instrument of governance—and that rhetoric was once consistently meant to facilitate political ends, comparable to photograph development, persuasion of the mass public, and inter-branch executive persuasion. yet as mass media has grown after which fragmented, because the federal forms has endured to either extend and calcify, and as partisanship has heightened tensions either inside of Congress and among Congress and the administrative, rhetoric is an more and more vital portion of presidential governance.
Scholars have derived how you can clarify how those advancements and the presidents' use of rhetoric have contributed to and detracted from the health and wellbeing of yank democracy. This briefing e-book bargains a succinct mirrored image at the ways that ancient advancements have inspired using political rhetoric. It explores ideas of "going public" to supply a few leverage over the political method and the teachings one may well derive from those choices.
This crucial research, written for lay readers, students, scholars, and destiny presidents, is the 1st in Transaction's cutting edge Presidential Briefings sequence. Mary E. Stuckey covers the scholarly literature with authority and provides examples of rhetoric that experience lasting influence.
By Joseph R. Blaney,William L. Benoit
President invoice Clinton has been greater than beneficiant, Blaney and Benoit indicate, in delivering fodder for exam of picture recovery in politics. His accusers have additionally performed their half in making the general public conscious of the president's actual and perceived shortcomings. because the authors element, invoice Clinton has been the topic of an immense, if no longer remarkable, volume of scrutiny through his own and political enemies.
Blaney and Benoit systematically evaluate the heritage of a few of the scandals that experience marred the Clinton presidency. They be aware of the suggestions used to strengthen many of the accusations and the techniques taken by means of the president and his supporters to deflect the assaults. All students and researchers attracted to political communique and rhetoric in modern American politics and the presidency will locate this to be crucial reading.
By David M. Shafie
Presidents may be able to pass Congress and quietly begin major coverage adjustments by utilizing the administrative branch’s authority to change current statutes. In Eleventh Hour: The Politics of coverage tasks in Presidential Transitions, David M. Shafie analyzes how and why 5 successive presidents have performed so on the finish in their administrations, providing vital new insights for the starting to be learn of the executive presidency.
After assessing transcripts of speeches and employees communications, akin to memos from the White condominium family coverage workplaces, memos from chosen regulatory organizations and the place of work of administration and price range, in addition to files within the Clinton, Reagan, George (H. W.) Bush, and Carter Presidential Libraries, Shafie additionally carried out in-depth interviews with management team of workers charged with formulating and imposing the administrative rule alterations. in line with his examine, Shafie explains end-of-term rulemaking as an software of presidential prerogative strength via mapping its evolution via 5 contemporary presidential transitions and exploring its effectiveness, effects, and implications.
Giving attention to fresh efforts to restrict interregnum rulemaking and to overturn particular late-term principles, in addition to comparing the clients for destiny presidents to want this software to strengthen their unfinished household coverage priorities, Eleventh Hour bargains groundbreaking examine into the makes use of of government power.
By Michael Stephen Levinson