IR Library

While progress during Albania’s 20 years of transition has advanced many areas of life and to a certain degree established and developed civil society, the academic realm has unfortunately not cherished the same benefits and level of modernization. Among numerous salient problems and constraints, the quality of literature and teaching curricula, especially in the social science fields, has been a particularly problematic issue. The curricula and texts inherited from the communist regime were not only outdated but also very limited and distorted in their coverage and interpretation. On the other hand, the initial attempts to correct the situation matched other levels of development and did not result in the professional and comprehensive translation of contemporary literature in the respective fields. This lack of curricula has been an obstacle to many of the academic institutions and professors who face significant difficulties in attempts to provide even the basic comprehensive textbooks and recommended materials in their course syllabi, which are currently shaped by very narrow choices. The AIIS Library of International Relations and History intents to fill a few of the gaps in Social Science literatures.

Anarkia që po troket

Author: admin / Date: 23-12-2014
Anarkia qe po troket 
Robert D. Kaplan 

From the bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts and The Ends of the Earth comes a fascinating new book on the imminent global chaos that is as brilliant as it is necessary, as original as it is controversial.

The end of the Cold War has not ushered in the global peace and prosperity that many had anticipated. Environmental degradation is causing the rampant spread of famine and disease, and a rising number of nations are being torn by violent wars of fierce tribalism and trenchant regionalism. Our newest democracies, such as Russia and Venezuela, are bloody maelstroms of violence and crime, while America is beset with an alarmingly high number of apathetic citizens content to concern themselves with matters of entertainment and convenience. Bold, erudite, and profoundly important, The Coming Anarchy is a compelling must-read by one of today's most penetrating writers and provocative minds.

Gjashtë muaj mbretëri: Kujtime nga sekretari vetjak i Princit Vilhelm Vid

Author: admin / Date: 23-12-2014
Gjashtë muaj mbretëri: Kujtime nga sekretari vetjak i Princit Vilhelm Vid​
Duncan Heaton-Armstrong

The Albanian kingdom is one of the most critical periods in the history of Albania. At the same time it is one of the least known and most distorted, espcially in the Albanian historiography. The memoirs of Duncan Heaton-Armstrong, personal secretary of Prince Vilheld Wied, describe in details historical developments of the time.

Përse kombet shkojnë në luftë

Author: admin / Date: 22-12-2014
Perse kombet shkojne ne lufte 
John G. Stoessinger

WHY NATIONS GO TO WAR is unique. The reflections of author John G. Stoessinger are built around ten case studies and provide a deep analysis of the root causes of modern war, from from World War I to the modern day. The author's main emphasis is on the pivotal role of the personalities of leaders who take their nations, or their following, across the threshold into war. Students are sure to remember Stoessinger's thoughts on war long after their completion of his book. The new 11th edition is completely updated, including references to the recent elections in Afghanistan.