Author: Pierre Péan, Vanessa Ratignier
Nombre d'États du Golfe lorgnent sur le patrimoine français et tentent, des pétrodollars plein les poches, d'acheter tout ce qui peut l'être avant épuisement de l'or noir. Jusqu'ici nos dirigeants leur avaient résisté - du moins en apparence -, offusqués par tant d'audace. Mais, avec le Qatar, c'est une tout autre histoire. La France est devenue le terrain de jeu sur lequel la famille Al-Thani place et déplace ses pions politiques, diplomatiques, économiques, immobiliers ou industriels. Dans son enquête au cœur du pouvoir, Vanessa Ratignier, avec le concours de Pierre Péan retrace l'histoire d'un partenariat ancien qui a mal tourné : la France est désormais « sous influence », comme si elle était devenue une chasse gardée de l'émirat. Nos élites, maniant l'art du double langage, amalgament depuis des années intérêt général et enjeux personnels, si bien qu'on se demande parfois où s'arrête le mélange des genres. Cette situation, qui rappelle le pire de la Françafrique, marque l'avènement d'une Qatar-France oublieuse de nos valeurs et héritière des tares du petit émirat. Journaliste indépendante, Vanessa Ratignier est auteur des séries documentaires Manipulations, une histoire française (France 5, 2011) et Qatar (France 5, 2014), qu'elle a écrites avec Pierre Péan, écrivain-enquêteur, auteur notamment de La République des mallettes (Fayard, 2011).
Author: Nicolas Chanavat, Michel Desbordes, Nicolas Lorgnier
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Football is big business. The top teams and leagues in world football generate billions of dollars in revenue and serve an audience of billions of fans. This book focuses on the marketing of football as the apex of the contemporary football industry. Drawing upon key theories and concepts in sport marketing, it highlights the critical strategic and operational elements that underpin effective marketing in football clubs around the world. From the English Premier League to Major League Soccer, this handbook addresses the most important developments in sponsorship, marketing communications, digital marketing strategies, customer relationship management and social media. Written by a team of leading football marketing experts, it presents the latest cutting-edge research in case studies from countries including the UK, USA, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, China and Japan. The only up-to-date book on football marketing written from a truly international perspective, the Routledge Handbook of Football Marketing is an invaluable resource for any researcher or advanced student with an interest in football marketing, as well as all marketers working in the professional football business.
Author: Lorenzo Vidino
Publisher: Columbia University Press
In Europe and North America, networks tracing their origins back to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements have rapidly evolved into multifunctional and richly funded organizations competing to become the major representatives of Western Muslim communities and government interlocutors. Some analysts and policy makers see these organizations as positive forces encouraging integration. Others cast them as modern-day Trojan horses, feigning moderation while radicalizing Western Muslims. Lorenzo Vidino brokers a third, more informed view. Drawing on more than a decade of research on political Islam in the West, he keenly analyzes a controversial movement that still remains relatively unknown. Conducting in-depth interviews on four continents and sourcing documents in ten languages, Vidino shares the history, methods, attitudes, and goals of the Western Brothers, as well as their phenomenal growth. He then flips the perspective, examining the response to these groups by Western governments, specifically those of Great Britain, Germany, and the United States. Highly informed and thoughtfully presented, Vidino's research sheds light on a critical juncture in Muslim-Western relations.
Author: Hubert Reeves, Yves Coppens, Joel De Rosney, Dominique Simonnet
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
An astrophysicist, an organic chemist, and an anthropologist discuss some of mankind's most basic questions about the creation of the universe, the first particles, and the evolution that led to contemporary life forms.
Author: Josh Rushing
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Blending his riveting personal story with innovative ideas about how to win the war on terror, former marine turned Al Jazeera reporter Josh Rushing addresses all the issues he was not allowed to talk about when he was in uniform. If we are to win the war on terror, Rushing explains, we have to interact with the media at home and abroad in order to control the way we are perceived. By refusing to appear on Al Jazeera, Western leaders allow people who disagree with the current administration to represent the West to the Arab world in a skewed, negative way. By taking readers inside Al Jazeera, Rushing offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the controversial news channel and shows how the West can harness it to its advantage, relay a positive message to the Arab public, and hear what it has to say in return.
Author: John Arquilla, Douglas A. Borer
This volume develops information strategy as a construct equal in importance to military strategy as an influential tool of statecraft. John Arquilla and Douglas A. Borer explore three principal themes: the rise of the ‘information domain’ and information strategy as an equal partner alongside traditional military strategy the need to consider the organizational implications of information strategy the realm of what has been called ‘information operations’ (IO) - the building blocks of information strategy - has been too narrowly depicted and must be both broadened and deepened. Information Strategy and Warfare will be essential reading for students and practitioners of information strategy, as well as scholars of security studies and military strategy in general.
Author: Samir Kassir
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Beirut is a tour de force that takes the reader from the ancient to the modern world, offering a dazzling panorama of the city's Seleucid, Roman, Arab, Ottoman, and French incarnations. Kassir vividly describes Beirut's spectacular growth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, concentrating on its emergence after the Second World War as a cosmopolitan capital until its near destruction during the devastating Lebanese civil war of 1975-1990. --from publisher description.
Author: Abdel Bari Atwan
Few lives reflect their times as much as the life of Abdel Bari Atwan. Born in a refugee camp in Gaza in 1950, he left age seventeen and has since become one of the world's most foremost commentators on the Middle East. In this revealing memoir, Atwan recounts with humour and honesty his extraordinary journey. He depicts both the horror of camp massacres and the unexpected consequences of Britain's involvement in the region - such as when a British paratrooper fell from the sky with his sizeable parachute and everyone in his mother's village got new silk trousers. Atwan shares his many extraordinary encounters, including tea with Margaret Thatcher, a weekend with Osama bin Laden, intimate meetings with Yasser Arafat, and the row between Colonel Gaddafi and the Shah of Iran that earned him his first journalistic break. But his is also a touching, personal story, never more so than when he describes taking his British-born children to meet his family, who still live in a camp surrounded by barbed wire. 'This portrait of the life and times of a distinguished journalist offers a penetrating insight into the world as seen from the point of view of someone born and bred a Palestinian refugee in a Gaza camp. Abdel Bari Atwan's authentic voice and sharp, descriptive writing brings alive a childhood full of life-affirming sparkle amid a lifetime spent deep in the travails of the Middle Eastern tragedy' Polly Toynbee 'Atwan's enthralling memoir charts his meteoric rise form the shoeless urchin in the 1950's to cultured commentator whose opinion is now sought all over the world ... A skilful raconteur.' Tribune Magazine
Author: William A. Dorman, Mansour Farhang
Publisher: Univ of California Press
No one seriously interested in the character of public knowledge and the quality of debate over American alliances can afford to ignore the complex link between press and policy and the ways in which mainstream journalism in the U.S. portrays a Third World ally. The case of Iran offers a particularly rich view of these dynamics and suggests that the press is far from fulfilling the watchdog role assigned it in democratic theory and popular imagination.
Author: Richard Hunter, George Westerman
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
If you're a general manager or CFO, do you feel you're spending too much on IT or wishing you could get better returns from your IT investments? If so, it's time to examine what's behind this IT-as-cost mind-set. In The Real Business of IT, Richard Hunter and George Westerman reveal that the cost mind-set stems from IT leaders' inability to communicate about the business value they create-so CIOs get stuck discussing budgets rather than their contributions to the organization. The authors explain how IT leaders can combat this mind-set by first using information technology to generate three forms of value important to leaders throughout the organization: -Value for money when your IT department operates efficiently and effectively -An investment in business performance evidenced when IT helps divisions, units, and departments boost profitability -Personal value of CIOs as leaders whose contributions to their enterprise go well beyond their area of specialization The authors show how to communicate about these forms of value with non-IT leaders-so they understand how your firm is benefiting and see IT as the strategic powerhouse it truly is.
Author: Henri Brunschwig
Henri Brunschwig passe ici en revue les composantes, réelles ou fantasmées, de l'impérialisme colonial français ; nationalisme continental et origines de l'impérialisme colonial, nationalisme et libéralisme au XIXe siècle, origines de l'impérialisme colonial français, Léopold II en Afrique, les débuts de la rivalité franco-belge, le protectorat tunisien depuis ses origines jusqu'à sa dégradation. Mais aussi le protectionisme, le chauvinisme, le parti colonial français. Il nous explique encore, notamment, à qui bénéficiait la politique coloniale française.
Author: Peter Mathias
This celebrated and seminal text examines the industrial revolution, from its genesis in pre-industrial Britain, through its development and into maturity. A chapter-by-chapter analysis explores topics such as economic growth, agriculture, trade finance, labour and transport. First published in 1969, The First Industrial Nation is widely recognised as a classic text for students of the industrial revolution.
Author: Abdel Bari Atwan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"Deeply researched, well reported and full of interesting and surprising analyses. It demands to be read."--Peter Bergen, author of Holy War, Inc. and The Osama Bin Laden I Know