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Afghanistan By Barnett R. Rubin (Senior Fellow and Associate Director of Afghanistan Pakistan Regional Program, Center for International Cooperation, Senior Fellow and Associate Director of Afghanistan Pakistan Regional Program, Center for International Cooperation, New York University)

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In Afghanistan: What Everyone Needs to Know (R), Barnett Rubin, a leading scholar of Afghanistan and former advisor to both the UN and the US State Department, distills decades of research in a concise yet rich overview of this complicated nation.

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Afghanistan: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) by Barnett R. Rubin (Senior Fellow and Associate Director of Afghanistan Pakistan Regional Program, Center for International Cooperation, Senior Fellow and Associate Director of Afghanistan Pakistan Regional Program, Center for International Cooperation, New York University)

Afghanistan, a landlocked country in Central Asia, has improbably been at the center of international geopolitics for four decades. After the Soviet Union invaded in 1980, Afghanistan descended into an unending conflict that featured at various points most of the world's major powers. In the mid-1990s, the country entered a new phase, when the Taliban took power and imposed order based on a harsh, repressive version of Islamic law. Infamously, the sheltered Osama bin Laden, whose attack on 9/11 Towers ushered in the Global War on Terror, drew tens of thousands of American troops to the country, where they remain today. In Afghanistan: What Everyone Needs to Know (R), leading scholar Barnett R. Rubin provides an overview of this complicated nation. After providing a concise history of Afghanistan, he explores the various peoples and cultures of the country and its relations with neighbors like Pakistan and Iran. He also provides an authoritative overview of the conflicts that have plagued the country since the Soviet invasion. Both wide-ranging and pithy, this book explains why Afghanistan matters and what its possible future might look like.

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It speaks to everyone. It provides new lessons on Afghanistan as well as the stakeholders engaged in the post-war state-building. * Hafizullah Nadiri, South Asia Journal *

About Barnett R. Rubin (Senior Fellow and Associate Director of Afghanistan Pakistan Regional Program, Center for International Cooperation, Senior Fellow and Associate Director of Afghanistan Pakistan Regional Program, Center for International Cooperation, New York University)

Barnett R. Rubin is Senior Fellow and Associate Director of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Regional Project, Center for International Cooperation, New York University. He also served in the Obama Administration as Senior Advisor to Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rubin is the author of The Fragmentation of Afghanistan (Yale) and Afghanistan from the Cold War through the War on Terror (Oxford).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Abbreviations Afghanistan Map Chapter 1: Afghanistan Seen by Others Chapter 2: The Land and the People Chapter 3: State and Politics Chapter 4: Communist Coup, Islamic Resistance Chapter 5: Civil War: Islamic State to Islamic Emirate Chapter 6: 9/11, International Intervention, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Chapter 7: Reconstruction and Development Chapter 8: Narcotics and Counter-Narcotics Chapter 9: More War, Insurgency, and Counterinsurgency Chapter 10: Peace or More War? Co-Author Biographies Bibliography Index

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9780190496647
0190496649
Afghanistan: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) by Barnett R. Rubin (Senior Fellow and Associate Director of Afghanistan Pakistan Regional Program, Center for International Cooperation, Senior Fellow and Associate Director of Afghanistan Pakistan Regional Program, Center for International Cooperation, New York University)
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Oxford University Press Inc
2020-10-22
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