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Decoding the new Taliban : insights from the Afghan field

Author: Antonio Giustozzi
Publisher: London : Hurst, ©2009.
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While the 'New Taliban' looms large in the global media, little is known about how it functions as an organisation. How united is it? Are its structures relatively strong, or surprisingly brittle? Are personal relations and networking based on traditional ties of kin and ethnicity the sum total of its organisational capabilities, or are efforts underway to build more institutionalised chains of command? How united  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Decoding the new Taliban.
London : Hurst, ©2009
(OCoLC)760163027
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Giustozzi
ISBN: 1850659613 9781850659617 9781849042260 1849042268
OCLC Number: 302060996
Description: xiii, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Taliban and the opium trade / Gretchen S. Peters --
2. Reading the Taliban / Joanna Nathan --
3. The resurgence of the Taliban in Kabul: Logar and Wardak / Mohammad Osman Tariq Elias --
4. Loya Paktia's insurgency: (i) The Haqqani network as an autonomous entity, (ii) Roots of the insurgency in the Southeast / Thomas Ruttig --
5. The return of the Taliban in Andar district, Ghazni / Christoph Reuter and Borhan Younus --
6. The Taliban in Helmand : an oral history / Tom Coghlan --
7. Unruly commanders and violent power struggles : Taliban networks in Uruzgan / Martine van Bijlert --
8. Taliban in Zabul : a witness' account / Abdul Awwal Zabulwal --
9. What Kandahar's Taliban say / Graeme Smith --
10. The Taliban's marches : Heart, Farah, Badghis and Ghos / Antonio Giustozzi --
11. Taliban and counter-insurgency in Kunar / David Kilcullen --
12. Northern exposure for the Taliban / Sippi Azerbaijani Moghaddam --
13. The Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan / Claudio Franco.
Responsibility: editor, Antonio Giustozzi.

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