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Games without rules : the often interrupted history of Afghanistan

Author: Mir Tamim Ansary
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Five times in the last two centuries. some great power has tried to invade, occupy, or otherwise take control of Afghanistan. And as Tamim Ansary shows in this illuminating history, every intervention has come to grief for much the same reason: the intervening power has failed to understand that Afghanistan has a story of its own, a story that continues to unfold between--and despite--the interventions. Drawing on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mir Tamim Ansary
ISBN: 9781610390941 1610390946 9781610390958 1610390954 9781610393195 1610393198
OCLC Number: 778420376
Description: xvi, 397 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Afghanistan becomes a country. Founding father ; Ahmad Shah's Afghanistan ; Farangis on the horizon ; Between the lion and the bear ; Auckland's folly ; The second coming of Dost Mohammed ; Eight or ten good years ; Interrupted again --
One country, two worlds. A time of blood and iron ; Starting fresh ; King of the radicals ; King's law versus God's law ; Things fall apart --
Kabul rules. After the storm ; Nonaligned nation ; Development, no brakes ; The democracy era ; Rise of the left ; Change by decree ; The Soviet occupation --
Old Afghanistan erupts. The Mujahideen ; Cold war endgame ; From horror to chaos ; Out of the camps ; Taliban versus Mujahideen ; Al Qaeda ; America enters the picture --
The struggle resumes. The Bonn project ; Kabul spring ; The persistence of trouble ; Drugs and corruption ; Talibanism ; The tipping point ; Obama's surges ; All that glitters --
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Responsibility: Tamim Ansary.

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By the author of Destiny Disrupted: an enlightening, accessible history of modern Afghanistan from the Afghan point of view, showing how Great Power conflicts have interrupted its ongoing, internal  Read more...

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Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan"In Games Without Rules, Tamim Ansary has written the most engaging, accessible and insightful history of Read more...

 
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