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Afghanistan

Author: Noah Berlatsky
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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This volume explores the topics that relate to the country of Afghanistan by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise the issues that relate to contemporary Afghanistan. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Berlatsky
ISBN: 9780737751031 0737751037 9780737751024 0737751029
OCLC Number: 608492178
Description: 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Taliban are winning in Afghanistan / Antonio Guistozzi --
The Taliban are not winning in Afghanistan / Gregor Peter Schmitz and Jeremy Shapiro --
The United States must increase its military presence in Afghanistan / General David H. Petraeus --
The United States should not send more troops to Afghanistan / H.D.S. Greenway --
The United States should focus on Pakistan, not Afghanistan / Richard N. Haass --
Afghan security forces must be made ready to take over military responsibilities / Anthony H. Cordesman and Adam Mausner --
Afghan security forces will not soon be ready to take over military responsibilities / Greg Bruno --
The United States makes little effort to prevent civilian casualties in Afghanistan / Eliza Szabo --
It is difficult for the United States to limit civilian casualties in Afghanistan / David Zucchino --
The United States must stay in Afghanistan to fight for women's rights / Ellen Goodman --
The U.S. presence in Afghanistan does little for women's rights / Anand Gopal --
Freedom of the press is improving in Afghanistan / Saad Mohseni --
Freedom of the press is not improving in Afghanistan / Safrang --
The Afghan people want democracy / Christian Brose --
Afghanistan is not ready for democracy / Thomas H. Johnson and M. Chris Mason --
Hamid Karzai is a legitimate Afghan president / Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller --
Hamid Karzai's regime is illegitimate / Peter W. Galbraith --
Important gains can be made against government corruption in Afghanistan / United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime --
Important gains cannot be made against government corruption in Afghanistan / Ben W. Heineman Jr. --
The Taliban rely on drug money / United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime --
Drug money does not go primarily to the Taliban / Julien Mercille --
The United States must eradicate poppy crops in Afghanistan / Rachel Ehrenfeld --
The United States should concentrate on interdiction of the drug trade in Afghanistan / Beth DeGrasse and Ylli Bajraktari --
Neither eradication nor interdiction will stop the drug trade in Afghanistan / Eugene Robinson --
Poppies should be legalized in Afghanistan / Reza Aslan.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Noah Berlatsky, book editor.

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This volume explores the topics that relate to the country of Afghanistan by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise the issues that relate to contemporary Afghanistan. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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