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The politics of Afghanistan

by Richard S. Newell

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca [N.Y.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Afghanistan
    • Subjects:
    • Afghanistan -- Politics and government,
    • Afghanistan -- Economic conditions

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 205-230.

      Statement[by] Richard S. Newell.
      SeriesSouth Asian political systems
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS369.4 .N44
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 236 p.
      Number of Pages236
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4771048M
      ISBN 100801406889
      LC Control Number78176487

        Today's talks in Bonn will bring together representatives of Afghanistan's two main political forces -- the Northern Alliance and exiled Pashtun opposition leaders, . Good book on the history of Afghanistan. Also, it appears this book was written in and amended slightly for what happened in that year and the next. Of course, with Afghanistan, things change fast at the moment, meaning there's quite some information lacking already/5(29).

      Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History is an invaluable book. Mr. Barfield does not give the United States a way out of Afghanistan, but he does provide the context necessary for good policymaking."—Doug Bandow, Washington Times "A brilliant book to educate all of us about a country we should know and appreciate.   In the wake of the Taliban nightmare, Afghanistan must tackle serious problems before it can emerge as a confident, independent nation. Security in this battered state continues to deteriorate; suicide bombings, convoy ambushes, and insurgent attacks are all too common. Effective state building will depend upon eliminating the national security crisis and enhancing the rule of law.

      Get this from a library! Policing Afghanistan: the politics of the lame leviathan. [Antonio Giustozzi; Mohammad Isaqzadeh] -- This is a study of a police force in a developing country that is also undergoing a bitter internal conflict, further to the post external intervention in Afghanistan. It .   Confidential documents obtained by The Washington Post reveal that top US officials misled the American public about the war in Afghanistan in order to .


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A Guide to Government in Afghanistan has three objectives: i) it seeks to provide newcomers to the administrative and political scene in Afghanistan with a basic guide to the structures and processes of government; ii) it intends to provide reformers with some understanding of how to work "with the grain" of the existing institutional arrangements; and iii) it seeks to pay tribute to the.

Long heralded as a seminal work on the history of Afghanistan, this book traces the evolution of the modern Afghan state by studying the politics of reform and modernization that started in through World War II. In this reissue, Vartan Gregorian offers a new introduction that places the key themes of the book in the context of contemporary Author: Vartan Gregorian.

Afghanistan - Afghanistan - Political process: Those government institutions established during the reign of ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (–) laid the groundwork for the modern Afghan state.

They gave primacy to a strong military, centralized government control from Kabul, and signaled the primacy of the Pashtun as the country’s ruling group. 1) The Taliban by Ahmed Rashid: originally written inthe author, a long time reporter on the country, updated the book in It's timely and relevant and gives a good perspective on modern Afghan history and politics.

This book is the first full length political history of the Afghan Army, and as such is unparalleled in the range and depth of its analysis of this vitally important institution. Giustozzi locates the Army's development within the wider context of state-building in Afghanistan.

His volume includes a brief survey of the period tobut Cited by: 3. Roughly a decade later, the Soviet Union withdrew, condemning Afghanistan to a civil war that tore apart the nation's last remnants of religious, ethnic, and political unity.

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The people of Afghanistan stand at a crossroads, with resistance to the Soviet occupation entering its eighth year. The question of survival must be weighed against the difficult political choices of fighting or reaching an accommodation with the Soviet-backed Kabul regime.

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It opens with an account of some of the key features that make Afghanistan unique and proceeds to discuss how the Afghan state acquired a distinctive character as a rentier state.

In addition, the authors outline a complex range of. The first book to prove CIA and U.S. government complicity in global drug trafficking, The Politics of Heroin includes meticulous documentation of dishonesty and dirty dealings at the highest levels from the Cold War until today.

Maintaining a global perspective, this groundbreaking study details the mechanics of drug trafficking in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South and Central America.5/5(1).This book is the first full length political history of the Afghan Army, and as such is unparalleled in the range and depth of its analysis of this vitally important institution.

Giustozzi locates the Army's development within the wider context of state- building in Afghanistan.4/5(1).The book examines the persistent characteristics of Afghanistan, not current events which means that the book is relevant even a decade after publication. The boo The subtitle is a good summary.

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