A botched drone strike pushes the United States and China to the brink of war. As dawn rises over Tripoli, counter-terrorism operative Blake Carver arrives ahead of a planned drone strike on an extremist stronghold. But his plan to extract an embedded CIA operative turns disastrous when the mis-targeted attack reduces the Chinese Embassy to rubble. All signs point to an inside job, and Carver finds himself on the wrong end of an internal investigation. Forced into exile, he watches helplessly as Beijing erupts in riots, an American diplomat is murdered and cyber attacks are unleashed on Wall Street. The two superpowers teeter on the brink of all-out war. With only the help of a renegade hacker and an old flame with powerful friends, Carver must act alone to thwart the most ingenious conspiracy the world has ever known. Discover why critics call the Blake Carver Series "Astonishing," "Chilling" and "Impossible to put down." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Christy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085750/bk_acx0_085750_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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In Mission Failure, Michael Mandelbaum, one of America's leading foreign policy thinkers, provides an original, provocative, and definitive account of the ambitious but deeply flawed post-Cold War efforts to promote American values and American institutions throughout the world. In the decades before the Cold War ended, the United States used its military power to defend against threats to important American international interests or to the American homeland itself. When the Cold War concluded, however, it embarked on military interventions in places where American interests were not at stake. Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo had no strategic or economic importance for the United States, yet the US intervened in all of them for purely humanitarian reasons. Each such intervention led to efforts to transform the local political and economic systems. The invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq turned into similar missions of transformation. None of them achieved its aims. Mission Failure describes and explains how such missions came to be central to America's post-Cold War foreign policy, even in relations with China and Russia in the early 1990s and in American diplomacy in the Middle East, and how they all failed. Mandelbaum shows how American efforts to bring peace, national unity, democracy, and free-market economies to poor, disorderly countries ran afoul of ethnic and sectarian loyalties and hatreds as well as foundered on the absence of the historical experiences and political habits, skills, and values that Western institutions require. The history of American foreign policy in the years after the fall of the Berlin Wall is, he writes, "the story of good, sometimes noble, and thoroughly American intentions coming up against the deeply embedded, often harsh, and profoundly un-American realities of places far from the United States. In this encounter the realities prevailed." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Thatcher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008904/bk_blak_008904_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Traditional currencies operate on a centralized model that is heavily regulated by the national government that issues it. Bitcoin, however, is a decentralized virtual currency that was created in 2008-2009 by a mysterious figure known only as Satoshi Nakamoto. In recent years, its growing popularity has caused its value to skyrocket. Bitcoin is not regulated by any centralized institution, but rather by the vast peer-to-peer network that enables it to exist and function. This keeps it from being manipulated and/or used to support the interests of a few wealthy, elite individuals in power. In this way, it functions as a "people's currency". There is a lot of hype surrounding Bitcoin. It has been featured in news and periodical articles, as well as television shows. It seems to be a buzzword that is quickly becoming embedded in popular culture. Many people have heard of it and know that it is a "virtual currency," but what does that mean?Bitcoin is used in countries all around the world. Some countries, such as Japan and Switzerland, are openly embracing it and supporting it with government policies that accept it. Other countries, such as the United States, are trying to find ways to regulate it, while others, such as China, have entirely banned any transactions that use Bitcoin, under penalty of imprisonment. Because it is such a far-reaching global phenomenon - and continuing to grow by the day - anyone would do well to understand exactly what it is. Bitcoin is safer than many other financial systems because it is not subject to regulation or manipulation, and because its underlying system, blockchain, is inherently resistant to hacks and security security breaches that plague other financial institutions. However, there have been infamous hacks of Bitcoin wallets, in which people lost large quantities of money. Among other things, this audiobook will help you know with confidence how you can remain safe and secure on the Bitcoi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dean Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/093528/bk_acx0_093528_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.