Academic American Encyclopedia

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Afghanistan

Author: Thomas Barfield
Editor: Princeton University Press
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Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Thomas Barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, explaining what unites them as Afghans despite the regional, cultural, and political differences that divide them. He shows how governing these peoples was relatively easy when power was concentrated in a small dynastic elite, but how this delicate political order broke down in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when Afghanistan's rulers mobilized rural militias to expel first the British and later the Soviets. Armed insurgency proved remarkably successful against the foreign occupiers, but it also undermined the Afghan government's authority and rendered the country ever more difficult to govern as time passed. Barfield vividly describes how Afghanistan's armed factions plunged the country into a civil war, giving rise to clerical rule by the Taliban and Afghanistan's isolation from the world. He examines why the American invasion in the wake of September 11 toppled the Taliban so quickly, and how this easy victory lulled the United States into falsely believing that a viable state could be built just as easily. Afghanistan is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how a land conquered and ruled by foreign dynasties for more than a thousand years became the "graveyard of empires" for the British and Soviets, and what the United States must do to avoid a similar fate.

Fodor S Islamic Asia Iran Afghanistan Pakistan

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Academic American Encyclopedia

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A twenty-one volume encyclopedia with 32,000 entries and more than 16,000 illustrations.

Afghanistan The Making Of U S Policy 1973 1990

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The Rand Mcnally Bankers Directory

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Afghanistan Arms And Conflict

Author: Michael Vinay Bhatia
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This is the first book to provide a comprehensive assessment of small arms and security-related issues in post-9/11 Afghanistan. It includes case studies which reveal the findings of in-depth field research on hitherto neglected regions of the country, and provides a distinctive balance of thematic analysis, conceptual models and empirical research. Exploring various facets of armed violence and measures to tackle it, the volume provides significant insight into broader issues such as the efficacy of international assistance, the ‘shadow’ economy, warlordism, and the Taliban-led insurgency. In an effort to deconstruct and demystify Afghanistan’s alleged ‘gun culture’, it also explores some of the prevailing obstacles and opportunities facing the country in its transition period. In so doing, the book offers valuable lessons to the state-builders of Afghanistan as well as those of other countries and regions struggling to emerge from periods of transition. This book will be of much interest to all students of Afghanistan, small arms, insurgency, Asian Studies, and conflict studies in general.

The New Millennium Atlas Of The United States Canada The World

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Provides detailed maps and statistical information for countries, islands, Canadian provinces, and individual states within the United States.

Rand Mcnally International Bankers Directory

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The World Book Encyclopedia P

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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

Travels In Afghanistan 1937 1938

Author: Ernest Franklin Fox
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The World Almanac Atlas Of The World

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Featuring a new millennium section, this atlas presents easy-to-use maps and comprehensive facts and statistics for every continent, nation or dependency. Every state, province, territory or possession of the United States and Canada is included.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Micropaedia 10 V

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The Encyclopedia Americana

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The Middle East Abstracts And Index

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Drugs In Afghanistan

Author: David Macdonald
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Exposes the devastation that the heroin trade and drug addiction is causing within Afghanistan.