Command Authority by Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney

By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney

A long time in the past, whilst he used to be a tender CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan, Sr. used to be despatched on what was once alleged to be an easy help venture to enquire the loss of life of an operative who have been taking a look into suspicious banking actions at a Swiss financial institution. Ryan's dogged tenacity exposed not just monetary deceit, but additionally the life of a KGB murderer, code-named Zenith. He was once by no means capable of finding the killer. yet within the shadowy global of covert operations, not anything remains hidden without end. within the current, a brand new strongman has emerged within the ever-chaotic Russian republic -- the enigmatic President Valeri Volodin. His upward thrust to strength was once meteoric, yet shrouded in deception and treachery. the rules of his own empire are equipped on a bloody mystery from his earlier, and he'll dispose of somebody who comes on the subject of that fact. For he has set in movement a plot to come back Russia to its former glory and can, with the remainder of the realm once more trembling in worry of the powerful undergo. while an previous pal of the Ryans is poisoned by means of a radioactive agent, the path ends up in Russia. And Jack Ryan, Jr. -- aided by way of his compatriots John Clark and the covert warriors of the secretive Campus -- needs to delve into a world clash thirty years within the making, and end what his father begun.

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However, given the relative numerical insignificance of the nonHan peoples, it is remarkable how much emphasis was placed upon the alleged deviations of the gradualists with regard to the national question. Thus, the general secretary of the party, Deng Xiaoping, was accused of abetting the 1959 Tibetan revolution. And a pamphlet aimed at bringing down the chief-of-state was entitled Completely Purge Liu Shaoqi for His Counter-Revolutionary Revisionist Crimes in United Front, Nationalities, and Religious Work (1967).

It is in the revolutionary interest of the Chinese Soviet Government to insure actual independence and freedom of the non-Han nationality states” (cited in Dryer 1977, 63). In accord with this policy, the fourteenth article of the 1931 founding constitution of the Soviet Government of China read: The Soviet Government of China recognizes the right of self-determination of the national minorities in China, their right to complete separation from China, and to the formation of an independent state for each national minority.

Given that the land masses of the world are divided into some three thousand homelands over which the political borders of fewer than two hundred countries have been superimposed, it is hardly surprising that most states are not just multinational but also multihomeland. This is of the greatest significance when assessing the probable political instability of tomorrow’s world, for the demands of ethnonational movements tend to be coterminous with their homeland. In terms of geography, it is for the homeland that ethnonational groups demand greater autonomy or full independence.

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