Osama Bin Laden files released

By Victoria Bird|November 2, 2017|Archival collections, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica, Politics, Politics and International Relations, Religions|

The CIA has releases nearly 470,000 additional files recovered in the May 2011 Raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound. The material contains audio, document, image, video, and software operating system files. The material is posted in the original Arabic and in as close to the original form as possible, modified only so the files cannot be edited. Among other things, this release includes: Usama Bin Ladin’s personal journal and more

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Online Privacy Guide for Journalists 2017

By Victoria Bird|August 29, 2017|Politics, Politics and International Relations, Research methods|

One of my summer jobs is the update of my various training materials. This includes working on the Digital Privacy and Security section of the Library’s online course Develop Your Information Skills. One resource that I’ve just added to the collection, and that might be of interest is the Online Privacy Guide for Journalists 2017. Covering topics such as communicating with sources, safeguarding your data, password management tools, securing your email

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History: new acquisitions in SOAS Library for June & July 2017

By Mary Fisk|July 31, 2017|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics, Religion, South Asia, South East Asia|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the History collections during June and July 2017. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that E-book content is accessible to SOAS staff and students only, with institutional log-in     Comparative and thematic Aby Warburg and the image in motion / by Philippe-Alain Michaud; translated by Sophie

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Politics and International relations – September 2012 to November 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|January 8, 2014|Politics|0 comments

Controlling the Message: A Strategic Approach to Nation Branding  / Efe Sevin Decentralization and popular democracy : governance from below in Bolivia / Jean-Paul Faguet. A conflict of visions : ideological origins of political struggles / Thomas Sowell. Statebuilding and state-formation : the political sociology of intervention / edited by Berit Bliesemann de Guevara [e-book from ebrary] The behavioral foundations of public policy / edited by Eldar Shafir. Dispossession : the

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Politics and International Relations – Dec 2012 to May 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 11, 2013|Politics|0 comments

Peripheralization : the making of spatial dependencies and social injustice / Andrea Fischer-Tahir, Matthias Naumann (Eds.). Nonviolent revolutions : civil resistance in the late 20th century / Sharon Erickson Nepstad. Developmental politics in transition : the neoliberal era and beyond / edited by Chang Kyung-Sup, Ben Fine and Linda Weiss. [Also available as an e-book from Dawsonera] The politics of belonging: intersectional contestations / Nira Yuval-Davis. [ebrary e-book] Rethinking political obligation

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Politics and International Relations – September to November 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 20, 2012|Politics|0 comments

Great games, local rules : the new power contest in Central Asia / Alexander Cooley. Chaos, violence, dynasty : politics and Islam in Central Asia / Eric McGlinchey. Understanding Central Asia : politics and contested transformations / Sally Cummings. Movement, power and place in Central Asia and beyond : contested trajectories / edited by Madeleine Reeves. Extremists in our midst: confronting terror [electronic resource] / Abdul Haqq Baker. [Available as

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Politics and International Relations – June to August 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 14, 2012|Politics|0 comments

The Eurocentric conception of world politics : western international theory, 1760-2010 / John M. Hobson. Contesting citizenship : irregular migrants and new frontiers of the political / Anne McNevin. Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy / Snow, Nancy Taylor, Philip M. Available from as an e-book from ebrary [Available to SOAS staff and students only]. International political theory after Hobbes : analysis, interpretation and orientation / edited by Raia Prokhovnik and Gabriella

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Politics and Economics – Jan-May 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 14, 2012|Economics, Politics|0 comments

States’ gains, labor’s losses : China, France, and Mexico choose global liaisons, 1980-2000 / Dorothy J. Solinger. Partisan histories : the past in contemporary global politics / Max Paul Friedman and Padraic Kenney. The postcolonial Gramsci / edited by Neelam Srivastava, Baidik Bhattacharya. Jan-May 2012