This book outlines the threats from information warfare faced by the West and analyses the ways it can defend itself.
Existing on a spectrum from communication to indoctrination, information can be used to undermine trust, amplify emotional resonance and reformulate identities. The West is currently experiencing an information war, and major setbacks have included: 'fake news'; disinformation campaigns; the manipulation of users of social media; the dissonance of hybrid warfare; and even accusations of 'state capture'. Nevertheless, the West has begun to comprehend the reality of what is happening, and it is now in a position defend itself. In this volume, scholars, information practitioners, and military professionals define this new war and analyse its shape, scope, and direction. Collectively, they indicate how media policies, including social media, represent a form of information strategy, how information has become the 'centre of gravity' of operations, and why the further exploitation of data (by scale and content) by adversaries can be anticipated. For the West, being first with the truth, being skilled in cyber defence, and demonstrating virtuosity in information management are central to resilience and success.
This book will be of much interest to students of strategic studies, information warfare, propaganda studies, cyber-security and International Relations.
A new study of Captain T. E. Lawrence "of Arabia," his ideas on warfare, and the context of the military campaigns and peace settlements and the legacies that followed.
One hundred years ago, Captain Lawrence and an unlikely band of Arab irregulars captured the strategic port of Aqaba after an epic journey through waterless tracts of desert. Their attacks on railways during the Great War are well known and have become the stuff of legend, but while Lawrence himself has been the subject of fascinating biographies, as well as an award-winning film, the context of his war in the desert, and his ideas on war itself, are less well-known.
This new title offers a high-paced evaluation of T. E. Lawrence 'of Arabia' and the British military operations in the Near East, revising and adding to conventional narratives in order to tell the full story of this influential figure, as well as the Ottoman-Turkish perspective, and the Arabs' position, within the context of the war. It is also a study of warfare and the manner in which Lawrence and others made their assessments of what was changing, what was distinctive, and what was unique to the desert environment. This book sets Lawrence in context, examines the peace settlement he participated in, and describes how Lawrence's legacy has informed and inspired those partnering and mentoring local forces to the present day.
Traditionally, in general studies of the First World War, the Middle East is an arena of combat that has been portrayed in romanticised terms, in stark contrast to the mud, blood, and presumed futility of the Western Front. Battles fought in Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Arabia offered a different narrative on the Great War, one in which the agency of individual figures was less neutered by heavy artillery.
As with the historiography of the Western Front, which has been the focus of sustained inquiry since the mid-1960s, such assumptions about the Middle East have come under revision in the last two decades - a reflection of an emerging 'global turn' in the history of the First World War. The 'sideshow' theatres of the Great War - Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Pacific - have come under much greater scrutiny from historians.
The fifteen chapters in this volume cover a broad range of perspectives on the First World War in the Middle East, from strategic planning issues wrestled with by statesmen through to the experience of religious communities trying to survive in war zones. The chapter authors look at their specific topics through a global lens, relating their areas of research to wider arguments on the history of the First World War.
Regent Park Redux evaluates one of the biggest experiments in public housing redevelopment from the tenant perspective. Built in the 1940s, Toronto's Regent Park has experienced common large-scale public housing problems. Instead of simply tearing down old buildings and scattering inhabitants, the city's housing authority came up with a plan for radical transformation.
In partnership with a private developer, the Toronto Community Housing Corporation organized a twenty-year, billion-dollar makeover. The reconstituted neighbourhood, one of the most diverse in the world, will offer a new mix of amenities and social services intended to "reknit the urban fabric."
Regent Park Redux, based on a ten-year study of 52 households as they moved through stages of displacement and resettlement, examines the dreams and hopes residents have for their community and their future. Urban planners and designers across the world, in cities facing some of the same challenges as Toronto, will want to pay attention to this story.
Defend Yourself from Manipulation and Discover how to Master your Mind.
Are you searching for the latest, most powerful insights into the art of dark psychology? Want to learn how to protect yourself from manipulative people, unearth the secrets of mind control, and gain a profound understanding of human behavior? Or are you looking for the best way to deal with narcissists and toxic people? Then this is the book for you.
Delve into the dark world of Manipulation and Psychology with this comprehensive guide, uncovering the countless different ways that people subconsciously influence each other - along with how you can use this knowledge to your own advantage.
Whether you want to stop yourself from being manipulated by harmful people, become a better leader and influencer, or transform your life with the help of neuro-linguistic programming, this guide is a must-read for anybody who wants to explore the dark side of human behavior.
In part one, you'll discover:
And in part two, you'll find:
No matter your dark psychology goals, this brilliant guide reveals how you can harness the power of human psychology and behavior to achieve all your desired outcomes. Explained in a simple way that even complete beginners can begin implementing, this book offers you everything you need to know about dark psychology, manipulation, and more.
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Are your social skills in need of updating?
Do you sometimes find yourself in situations where you are out of your depth?
Would you like to improve the way you conduct yourself in a variety of situations?
Being able to interact and communicate with people on several different levels is a desirable skill in many walks of life but are essential when it comes to conducting yourself in business situations and when making new friends. Some are born with this innate ability, while for others it can be learned.
In this book's collection on social skills, you can learn some of the basics around these abilities, which can then be built upon as you progress and become more confident, with chapters that explore:
If you are someone who needs to improve or update your social skills for any reason, or even if you are just curious about what changes such an improvement could make to your life, then this is the bundle you should be listening to now.
Two books in one box set.
Included in this book collection are:
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A psilocybin mushroom, or more popularly known as magic mushroom, is a fungus that has psilocybin, a naturally occurring hallucinogenic compound, which has been used to treat conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorders, cluster headaches, addictions, anxiety, and depression.
However, magic mushrooms are also used for recreational purposes.
The high you get from a moderate dose of psilocybin mushrooms is neurologically similar to dreaming, and causes increased introspection, as well as intensity of emotional experiences, and altered psychological functioning.
This book is a step-by-step beginner's guide to efficiently growing and safely using magic mushrooms... for that magical trip!
Anyone who wants to try magic mushrooms for the first time will unavoidably feel apprehensive about bad trips, possible negative interactions with other drugs, and legality issues.
As far as bad trips are concerned, it pays to start with micro doses, and then increase strength as tolerance increases - it all really depends on what type of effect you want to have, and how much you can realistically handle.
For possible negative interactions with other drugs, magic mushrooms should not be taken simultaneously with other psychoactive drugs, especially Adderall, Xanax, and Zoloft.
Lastly, magic mushrooms are only legal in certain parts of the globe, which is why you always need to check first. However, we acknowledge that illegal drug use still occurs regardless of the laws.
This book's purpose - apart from teaching you how to grow healthy, succulent magic mushrooms - is to provide information that reduces the risk of harm among people who do decide to use them.
So... Are you ready to take a magical trip?
Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids: 606 Riddles With Answers Challenging Brain Teasers:
Challenging Fun Brain Teasers and Logic Riddles for Smart Kids This kids book is a collection of 606 brain teasing riddles and puzzles. So when your child does puzzles, they are doing one of the best brain building exercises for developing their reading, math and logic skills.
They also develop problem solving skills and individual success and achievement. That is why they like to do puzzles over and over again!
The Surprising Benefits of Logic Riddles Solving for Kids and Adults:
- Improved Memory.
- Solving puzzles helps reinforce existing connections between our brain cells.
- Better Problem-Solving Skills.
- Improved Visual-Spatial Reasoning.
- More Education Opportunities.
- Increased IQ.
- Delay Dementia and Alzheimer's.
- Improved Mood. Lower Stress Levels.
This book explores the natures of recent stabilisation efforts and global upstream threats. As prevention is always cheaper than the crisis of state collapse or civil war, the future character of conflict will increasingly involve upstream stabilisation operations. However, the unpredictability and variability of state instability requires governments and militaries to adopt a diversity of approach, conceptualisation and vocabulary. Offering perspectives from theory and practice, the chapters in this collection provide crucial insight into military roles and capabilities, opportunities, risks and limitations, doctrine, strategy and tactics, and measures of effect relevant to operations in upstream environments. This volume will appeal to researchers and practitioners seeking to understand historical and current conflict.
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As student learning objectives become an increasingly prominent approach to setting goals and growth measures in schools, teachers’ competence in formative assessment is essential. Using Formative Assessment to Support Student Learning Objectives introduces current and future educators to SLOs as tools for shaping career- and college-ready students. Written in concise and straightforward language, and replete with step-by-step exercises, real-life examples, and illustrative charts, this useful guide provides pre- and in-service educators with the theoretical background and practical tools needed to implement the latest SLO research in their classrooms.
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