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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Formed in 1964 in Long Island, New York, USA, the Illusion were a locally popular band in the same ‘blue-eyed soul’ scene that also produced more world-famous bands such as ...

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Hard Interests, Soft Illusions

Natasha Hamilton-Hart.

January 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Book. Subjects: International Relations. 256 pages.

This book explores the belief held by foreign policy elites in much of Southeast Asia—Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam—that the United States is a...

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Constructive Illusions

Eric Grynaviski.

July 2014; p ublished online August 2016 .

Book. Subjects: International Relations. 224 pages.

Are the best international agreements products of mutual understanding? The conventional wisdom in economics, sociology, and political science is that accurate perceptions of others'...

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The Illusion of Tradition

M.L.R. Smith and David Martin Jones.

in The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency

May 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 11042 words.

This chapter discusses the historical assumptions informing current counterinsurgency (COIN) thinking—which were largely influenced by British experiences during the period of...

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Facing Katrina: Illusions of Levee and Compulsion to Build

Harvey Molotch.

in Against Security

August 2014; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 13956 words.

This chapter turns to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast to demonstrate command and disarray in the way that city meets river. It describes how threats from nature become part of the...

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Iraq, the Illusion of Security and the Limits to Power

Joseph A. Camilleri.

in The Legacy of Iraq

August 2015; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 6211 words.

This chapter examines the legacy of the Iraq War for two further global concerns, referred to as the ‘globalization of insecurity’ and the ‘limits to empire’. Underpinning this analysis is...

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Beliefs about American Hegemony in Southeast Asia

Natasha Hamilton-Hart.

in Hard Interests, Soft Illusions

January 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 6661 words.

This book examines the beliefs held by foreign policymakers and practitioners in six Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines) about...

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The Assumptions Did It

Bruce Cumings.

in In Uncertain Times

April 2011; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 8827 words.

This chapter examines how sudden events tend to fit into existing assumptions of both policymakers and scholars, and how their reactions become skewed to such events that result in biased...

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The Effects of Assertive Impartiality in the Congo

Emily Paddon Rhoads.

in Taking Sides in Peacekeeping

April 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 11143 words.

The penultimate chapter examines the effects of assertive impartiality on four specific sets of actors: civilians, armed groups, the state, and the UN mission itself. It reveals how the...

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The Rhetoric of Reform or a Consolidation of Power? Gorbachev's Defeat of Left and Right at the Nineteenth CPSU Conference, June 1988

Helen Hardman.

in Gorbachev's export of Perestroika to Eastern Europe

February 2012; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 13369 words.

This chapter analyses how Gorbachev stage-managed the Nineteenth party conference to create the illusion that the CPSU was unified in its support of perestroika. Gorbachev's apparent defeat...

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Selection and Elections

Gabriel Sheffer.

in Moshe Sharett

July 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 14803 words.

Mapai had begun its actual preparations for the forthcoming general elections on 19 May 1955 in a meeting of the Mapai Central Committee. For a short while it looked as if Sharett and...

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