International Boundaries: A Geopolitical Atlas

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Psychology Press, 2003 - History - 941 pages
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A comprehensive worldwide study of borders and border vulnerability, this important resource clearly chronicles and maps territorial boundaries of the world's nations.
In the light of resurgent nationalism, the fall of communism, and the lingering legacy of colonialism, territorial boundaries remain a contentious issue for many states. Arranged by country, this timely atlas examines in detail the topography and geography of borders, as well as treaties and other diplomatic maneuverings that have set modern-day territorial boundaries. Featuring measurements of the political, economical, social, and military relationships between states, combined with a measure of geographical accessibility, the atlas also explores the probability of conflict.
* Covers all the states in the world and their dependencies, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe
* Details treaties and other important legal settlements that have set today's borders
* 200 b/w maps illustrate international boundaries as well as physical and topographical features
* Each boundary is explained both with descriptive text as well as visually on maps
* Provides an assessment of geopolitical vulnerability for each boundary
* Features an easy-to-comprehend key to help clarify numerical ratios and geographical terms
* Offers accurate and concrete information about the circumstances leading to conflicts currently in the news
In a time when over 70 percent of international conflicts are related to boundaries--from local tensions such as those over Abu Musa, to macro-political issues involving trans-boundary flows of drugs, arms, and terrorism--this authoritative reference will prove valuable to students and researchers of international relations, security studies, world history, and geography, as well as to professionals working for international NGOs, embassies, military institutions, and global corporations.
Each entry features:
* A synopsis of the location of the country, its basic geography, and population statistics
* Descriptions of land and maritime boundaries and a summary of territorial settlements and treaties between contiguous countries
* A geopolitical index, assigned to each country border, considering all aspects of geography-including physical, historical, economic, strategic, and social dimensions--and all levels of political decision-making
* A map illustrating the borders as well as topographical features and major cities of the country
* A detailed analysis examining national boundary vulnerability, assessing the stability of the country as a whole
 

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Introductory part is good, country wise annotations make it really appreciable.
thanks......i really admire for the deep insight and turning ideas into feasibilities
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Contents

Introduction
1
Key to nmps
12
Regional maps
13
Marshall Islands
16
Afghanistan
23
Albania
29
Algeria
34
Andorra
40
Germany
318
Ghana
326
Greece
333
Guatemala
340
Guinea Bissau
350
Haiti
358
Hungary
365
Iceland
371

Angola
43
Antigua and Barbuda
48
Argentina
50
Armenia
56
Australia
60
Austria
65
Azerbaijan
71
The Bahamas
76
Bahrain
78
Bangladesh
81
Barbados
85
Belarus
87
Belgium
92
Belize
97
Benin
100
Bhutan
104
Bolivia
107
Bosnia and Herzegovina
112
Botswana
116
Brazil
120
Brunei
127
Bulgaria
130
Burkina Faso
136
Burundi
140
Cambodia
144
Cameroon
148
Canada
153
Cape Verde
158
Central African Republic
160
Chad
164
Chile
169
China
174
Colombia
185
Comoros
192
Congo Democratic Republic of the
194
Congo
203
Costa Rica
208
Croatia
212
Cuba
217
Cyprus
220
Czech Republic
223
Denmark
228
Greenland
230
Djibouti
235
Dominica
239
Dominican Republic
241
Ecuador
244
Egypt
248
El Salvador
253
Equatorial Guinea
257
Eritrea
260
Ethiopia
268
Fiji
274
France
282
Reunion
288
Wallis and Futuna
296
Gabon
302
Gaza Strip
310
260
382
264
389
268
397
Ireland
404
277
414
Vatican City
423
Jamaica
430
Jordan
436
Kenya
447
299
454
302
463
310
472
326
482
333
489
340
498
350
506
358
514
365
520
Maldives
526
Mauritius
542
Micronesia
549
Monaco
555
Morocco
563
Myanmar Burma
573
Namibia
579
Nepal
584
New Zealand
595
Niger
603
Norway
613
Pakistan
622
Palau
628
Papua New Guinea
634
Peru
642
Poland
650
Portugal
657
536
665
542
684
551
690
567
696
573
706
599
743
608
760
Sweden
768
618
778
628
786
634
798
638
805
Turkmenistan
827
Uganda 833 189 Vanuatu
877
United Arab Emirates UAE 844 191 Vietnam
885
separate entry 194 Yemen
896
Pitcairn Islands 196 Zambia
907
United States 859
919
661
920
371
925
Uzbekistan 872
926
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EWAN W. ANDERSON lectures in the Department of Georgraphy, University of Durham, England. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and York.

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