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Chiyuki Aoi
Yee-Kuang Heng

December 1923, a shot was fired by Daisuke Namba at Regent Hirohito. Namba was inspired by writings of French and Russian anarchists, and upset by the atrocities committed against Koreans and socialists during the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923. Hirohito was unhurt, but Prime Minister Hamaguchi became the first victim of numerous assassination attempts made in the 1930s by right-wing nationalists and radical young officers in the army and navy; he was shot and injured in November 1930. Naval officers who felt betrayed that the London Naval Treaty limited the size of

in Non-Western responses to terrorism
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Heike Wieters

’s leaders consciously forged alliances with US agricultural producers, the US government, other NGOs, and political leaders all over the world. They thereby turned CARE into a major advocate for the use and distribution of American agricultural products in the Global South. As a food relief agency, CARE was present during the wars in Korea and Vietnam, at the Suez crisis in Egypt, in Colombia and Nicaragua

in The NGO CARE and food aid From America, 1945–80
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Oonagh McDonald

trust at risk’. 2 Fuld also claimed that they were in the final stages of raising capital with the sale of a majority stake in their investment management division, whilst retaining the Lehman and the Neuberger Berman brands. A potential deal with a Korean sovereign wealth fund, the Korean Investment Corporation, which would have provided Lehman Brothers with $5bn, had fallen through in August 2008. Negotiations had then taken place with the Korean Development Fund (KDF). It was thought that the fact that negotiations had taken place with KIC would not affect the

in Lehman Brothers
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Joseph Heller

, but was opposed to its Zionist ideology. Since mass immigration was at the top of Israel’s agenda, it was unlikely that Israel could maintain correct diplomatic relations with the Soviets because immigration would undermine the image of the Soviet Union’s multinational structure. In addition, Israel had openly supported the United States during the Korean War, shattering its pretense of non

in The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab– Israeli conflict, 1948– 67
Valentina Vitali

1 The time of popular cinema For 80 per cent of humanity the Middle Ages ended suddenly in the 1950s; or perhaps better still, they were felt to end in the 1960s. (Hobsbawm 1995: 288) An important characteristic of academic publications on popular cinema is that, by and large, they discuss films made between the late 1950s and the early 1970s. Occasionally, earlier pre-World War Two films are considered,1 but this does not contradict the fact that writing on popular cinema tends to cover the period from the end of the Korean War (1950–3) and the debacles of

in Capital and popular cinema
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Reconstruction and reconciliation; confrontation and oppression
Kjell M. Torbiörn

1951 by founding the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC). After attempts to set up a European Defence Community and a European Political Community failed in 1954, negotiations between the ‘Six’ (belonging to the overall successful ECSC) in 1957 led to the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC). However, West European integration projects and Central and Eastern European adaptation to Soviet communism were overshadowed (and intensified) by pronounced East–West tensions, as expressed in the 1950–53 Korean War, the formal division of Germany into two

in Destination Europe
Heike Wieters

Japan and Korea. Thus, shortly afterwards the first exploratory visits to these two countries were conducted by CARE staffers. 101 By early 1948 CARE had officially expanded its services beyond Europe to Asia and opened its first offices in Tokyo and the port city of Busan, South Korea (see Chapter 3 ). 102 Shortly afterwards, Paul French was authorized to investigate the possibilities for

in The NGO CARE and food aid From America, 1945–80
Henry A. McGhie

area as the Birds of Europe, as well as Asia south to Afghanistan, the Himalayas, Tibet, China, Korea and Japan. He produced brief accounts incorporating the most recent discoveries, covering the birds’ distribution and habitat, and wrote pithy descriptions of their different plumages, nests and eggs. Descriptions of birds were mostly taken from specimens in Dresser’s own collection. He also consulted specimens belonging to Walter Rothschild and the BM(NH) for those species he did not possess, although this involved some difficulty, as he outlined to Ernst Hartert in

in Henry Dresser and Victorian ornithology
1989 in historical perspective
Robin Okey

modernisation theory but also to notions of modernising autocracy popular with historians at the time: Napoleon III’s Second Empire; Habsburg neo-absolutism in the 1850s; late tsarist industrialisation policy under Witte. Applied to Eastern Europe, however, these McDermott and Stibbe, The 1989 Revolutions.indd 35 28/03/2013 10:42:14 36 The historical longue durée perspectives tended to take the economic modernisation of the region too much on trust. Authoritarian modernisation was actually budding in South Korea and Singapore; communist economies were beginning their

in The 1989 Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe
An important moment for strategic action on collective cyberdefense
Jamil N. Jaffer

and provide a significant security gain to both countries, while also creating a joint bulwark against key regional-threat players, including China and North Korea, as well as external actors that are generally hostile to American interests, including India’s erstwhile ally, Russia, and one of its key energy suppliers, Iran. The burgeoning U.S.–India strategic partnership: opportunities and potential challenges The economics of the U.S.–India relationship There is little question that the current

in The future of U.S.–India security cooperation