This multidisciplinary volume examines the meaning of global conflict and cooperation by international actors that can be caused by dis- or misinformation to people and discusses how to build diplomacy for peace and regional cooperation. The book further identifies boundaries of the relationships among the various governments of the world, transatlantic alliances, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, transnational corporations, and the overall interdependence of nations in the making of the modern world. Topics discussed in this volume include diplomacy, international relations theory, Eurasia politics, European Union, Brexit, Taliban taking over of Kabul government, and the ongoing Afghanistan conflict, terrorism, ISIS and Al Qaeda, international law, international organizations, interstate and intrastate war, threats and challenges, global civil society, religion, and culture. The volume advances contemporary theories and concepts to explain these issues concerning peoples and cultures in the complex world we live in.
The book is a must-read for students, researchers, and scholars of international relations, political science, political history, political geography, economics, and law in general, as well as diplomacy, political communication, and security studies in particular.
Adebowale Akande is one of the world's best-known scholars of cross-cultural studies. As a researcher on SCOPUS, he has been cited numerous times in assorted articles with an H-index of 122/23. On Google scholar, he has been cited 35,008 times in numerous articles with an i10 index of 120 and an H-index of 50. On ResearchGate index 35.30. Akande has held faculty appointments at several international universities. In 1998, he was appointed the first black full professor at a white most prestigious university. Among multiple awards conferred, Akande received the Commonwealth Academic Fellowship in 1992; the IUPSYS International Award in 1996, and the Frank Andrew UniMICH in 1996. Further, he received the ISP Award in 2000, a Taiwan Government International Scholar Fellowship in 2005, a Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship in 2008, a Fellowship of Schloss Leopoldskron, Austria in 2008, a Certificate of Honor, Indian Institute of Planning and Management, in 2008, and the IAG Award in 2022. He was a co-recipient of the 2007 Ursula Gielen Global Book Award and the Gordon W. Allport Prize (2005) for research on ambivalent sexism. Akande's major research interests mainly focus on relationships among political behavior, political psychology, transnational self-esteem, learning, power, political influence, public affairs, educational studies and prejudice. He is also known as a popularizer of cross-cultural studies. He currently serves as an international director for IR GLOBE in Vancouver and a guest professor to a number of Canadian Universities in British Columbia, Canada.