Small Wars, Faraway Places
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The collapse of Western colonial empires in the 20 years after the Second World War led to a series of vicious power struggles in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. This panoramic history takes us from Palestine to Pakistan, from Algeria to Cuba, and from Kenya to Indochina. By forcing us to look away from the Cold War, it sheds new light on the causes and common themes of these conflicts, whose bloody consequences continue to haunt us today.