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Afghanistan, the Soviet Union's last war

Author: Mark Galeotti
Publisher: London, England ; Portland, Ore. : Frank Cass, 2001, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume illustrates the way the war in Afghanistan fed into a wide range of other processes, from the rise of grassroots political activism to the retreat from globalism in foreign policy.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Galeotti
ISBN: 071468242X 9780714682426
OCLC Number: 49732053
Notes: "Originally published in 1995 in Great Britain by Frank Cass & Co. Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 242 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Millennium- "This book is a masterly account not only of the Soviet Union"s last war, but of the last days of the USSR itself...The book is vintage Galeotti: incisive, extraordinarily well-informed, fluently written, with a vigorous narrative drive and balanced arguments." The International History Review- "As Mark Galeotti shows in this very readable and instructive work, the war in Afghanistan came to symbolize the collapse of Soviet power from within...it goes far towards explaining the methods by which the party elite self-destructed in the late 1970s and 1980s. The arrogance by which the Politburo approached the war and the political situation in Kabul defeated its political purposes and became emblematic of its inability to regenerate the Soviet-experiment." Slavic Review -" Mark Galeotti"s probing and challenging study both complements and supersedes previous works, providing a comprehensive analysis of the war"s influence on the Soviet Union and on post-Soviet Russia. It is a skillful piece of research, lucidly presented, and it will find an appreciative audience among students both of Russian society and of conflict studies" The Journal of Slavic Military Studies- " This is an excellent study about the considerable influence of this conflict on contemporary Russia
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