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Afghanistan's endless war : state failure, regional politics, and the rise of the Taliban

Author: Larry P Goodson
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Going beyond the stereotypes of Kalashnikov-wielding Afghan mujahideen and black-turbaned fundamentalists, Larry Goodson combines Taliban interviews and field research with concise analysis to explain what has been happening in Afghanistan in the last twenty years, and why the future of Afghanistan matters.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry P Goodson
ISBN: 0295980508 9780295980508 0295981113 9780295981116
OCLC Number: 44634408
Description: xv, 264 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Afghanistan in the post-Cold War world --
Historical factors shaping modern Afghanistan --
Modern war in Afghanistan: destruction of a state --
Impact of the war on Afghan state and society --
Afghanistan and the changing regional environment --
The future of Afghanistan --
Appendix: major actors in modern Afghan history.
Responsibility: Larry P. Goodson.
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A vivid political analysis of the disintegration of Afghanistan and its critical role in an increasingly important region of the post-Cold War world.  Read more...

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