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Adoption

Adoption  

Rickie Solinger

in Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
14 March 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199811403.003.0016
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What does adoption look like in the United States today? In the middle of the twentieth century, adoption became a widespread practice in the United States when thousands of ... More
Afghanistan Seen by Others

Afghanistan Seen by Others  

Barnett R. Rubin

in Afghanistan: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 October 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190496630.003.0001
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Through much of the twentieth century Afghanistan seemed to be a distant concern in the United States. “Afghanistanism” used to be journalistic shorthand for stories about distant places, ... More
After September 11

After September 11  

John Prados

in The US Special Forces: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
23 July 2015
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199354283.003.0006
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Brigadier General Stanley McChrystal stood near the door of a C-130J transport, ready for a practice parachute jump near Fort Bragg, when the air force jumpmaster leaned over to say ... More
Ahmadinejad, Rouhani and Iran now

Ahmadinejad, Rouhani and Iran now  

Michael Axworthy

in Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190232955.003.0007
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How did Ahmadinejad become president in 2005? Among the presidents Iran has had since the revolution, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the joker in the pack. He was not part of the charmed ... More
Albanians

Albanians  

Tim Judah

in Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
25 September 2008
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780195376739.003.0001
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Although the focus of this book is Kosovo, it is also about the people of the Western Balkans, especially the Albanians and the Serbs, who do not fit neatly into the boundaries of the ... More
Alcohol and HealthCheers!?

Alcohol and Health: Cheers!?  

P.K. Newby

in Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 November 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190846640.003.0019
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How is alcohol handled in the body? Alcohol is among the only drugs consumed regularly in the diet other than caffeine. It is water-soluble and distributed into all tissues and ... More
Amazonia’s Uncertain Future

Amazonia’s Uncertain Future  

Mark J. Plotkin

in The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
23 June 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190668297.003.0007
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I have already outlined a number of threats to Amazonia like cattle ranching, mining, and climate change, but what follows are some of the most urgent—​and ominous—​risks and challenges ... More
Amazonian Biota

Amazonian Biota  

Mark J. Plotkin

in The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
23 June 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190668297.003.0004
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Plants What is ayahuasca? From Argentina to Australia, from Israel to Istanbul, a once-​obscure Amazonian liana, admixed with a few other plants, is now celebrated—​and ... More
Ancient and Islamic Iran

Ancient and Islamic Iran  

Michael Axworthy

in Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190232955.003.0002
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What do we know about the Indo-European peoples and the origins of Iran? What we know begins with the fact that the Persian language (known to Iranians in their own tongue as ... More
The Antarctic Treaty of 1959

The Antarctic Treaty of 1959  

David Day

in Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.003.0007
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Why were the Russians and other claimants suddenly prepared in the late 1950s to reach agreement on the governance of Antarctica? The onset of the Cold War and the arrival of ... More
The Arab Uprisings and their Fallout

The Arab Uprisings and their Fallout  

James L. Gelvin

in The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
11 January 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190653996.003.0002
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How did the Arab uprisings begin? On December 17, 2010, a Tunisian street vendor, Muhammad Bouazizi, set himself on fire in front of the local government building in Sidi Bouzid, ... More
The Arab Uprisings and Their Fallout

The Arab Uprisings and Their Fallout  

James L. Gelvin

in The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
Jan 2024
Published Online: 
Jan 2024
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780197622087.003.0002
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Chapter 2 examines the Arab uprisings of 2010–2011, their background and varied paths and ramifications. Rather than separating these uprisings out ... More
The Arab-Israeli Wars

The Arab-Israeli Wars  

Dov Waxman

in The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190625320.003.0003
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How many Arab-Israeli wars have there been, and how many people have been killed? It is not as easy as you might think to count the number of Arab-Israeli wars or tally the number ... More
Arctic Homelands

Arctic Homelands  

Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall

in The Arctic: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190649814.003.0003
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The Arctic, if defined by land and sea (and ice) lying north of the Arctic Circle, is home to 4 million people. The majority of residents are found in the Russian North, and overwhelmingly ... More
The Bashir-Turabi Coup of 1989, the Rise and Fall of Hassan Al-Turabi, and U.S. Policy Toward Sudan

The Bashir-Turabi Coup of 1989, the Rise and Fall of Hassan Al-Turabi, and U.S. Policy Toward Sudan  

Andrew S. Natsios

in Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
07 June 2012
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199764204.003.0006
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How did Omar al-Bashir and Hassan al-Turabi take power? On June 30, 1989, just as Sadiq was about to leave for Addis Ababa, a group of midranking army officers led by Brigadier ... More
The Basic Terms

The Basic Terms  

Michael J. Gerhardt

in Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
30 August 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190903664.003.0003
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What does the term “impeachment” mean? At least as a concept, if not in practice, impeachment has been around for a long time. The word itself derives from a Latin root used to ... More
The Basics

The Basics  

Dov Waxman

in The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
08 August 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190625320.003.0001
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Who is the conflict between? To understand any conflict, the first and most basic task is to accurately identify the parties involved. When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian ... More
The Basics of Libertarianism

The Basics of Libertarianism  

Jason Brennan

in Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
31 January 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199933891.003.0001
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What is libertarianism? Libertarianism is a political philosophy. Libertarians believe respect for individual liberty is the central requirement of justice. They believe human ... More
Before the DelugeThe Middle East, 1945–2011

Before the Deluge: The Middle East, 1945–2011  

James L. Gelvin

in The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know® (2 ed.)

Published in Print: 
Jan 2024
Published Online: 
Jan 2024
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780197622087.003.0001
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Chapter 1 provides the reader with background necessary to understand the New Middle East and the changed landscape of the region. After describing the ... More
Before the Deluge: The Middle East, 1945–2011

Before the Deluge: The Middle East, 1945–2011  

James L. Gelvin

in The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
11 January 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190653996.003.0001
Format: 
chapter
What is the Middle East? The Middle East “Middle East” is one of several terms that refer to the territory of southwest Asia and North Africa. Other terms for the same ... More

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