Diplomacy, Strategy, and the History of Wars That Might Still Happen

From the islands of the South China Sea to Korea's DMZ, the tribes of Arabia across Africa and throughout Europe, red lines have been setting agendas and changing history for centuries.

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Introducing: A Red Line in the Sand

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From the islands of the South China Sea to Korea's DMZ, the tribes of Arabia across Africa and throughout Europe, red lines have been setting agendas and changing history for centuries. Red Lines in the Sand will jump around the world in 12 chapters examining these boundaries that have changed history, set political agendas, spilled blood and smoothed paths toward peace.

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Chapter 7: Iran to Persia and Back

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David Andelman explores Persia, modern-day Iran, and its red lines across centuries.
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Chapter 6: Iraq and Iran, Crime and Punishment

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David Andelman explores the Middle East where east meets west and Shiite meets Sunni, as it develops a host of toxic challenges.
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Chapter 5: Soviet Union to Russian Empire

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David Andelman surveys Russia and its environs, exploring Vladimir Putin’s ambitions and their impact on his neighbors and the world.
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Chapter 4: China, By the Beautiful Sea

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David Andelman examines the watery red lines of the South China Sea.
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