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The Resource Afghanistan : graveyard of empires : a new history of the borderlands, David Isby

Afghanistan : graveyard of empires : a new history of the borderlands, David Isby

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Afghanistan : graveyard of empires : a new history of the borderlands
Title
Afghanistan
Title remainder
graveyard of empires : a new history of the borderlands
Statement of responsibility
David Isby
Title variation
Graveyard of empires : a new history of the borderlands
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Veteran defense analyst and Afghanistan expert David Isby provides an insightful and meticulously researched look at the current situation in Afghanistan, its history, and what he believes must be done so that the US-NATO coalition can succeed in one of the poorest countries in the world, rife with divisions that dwarf current schisms in Iraq, led by warlords who fight over control of the drug trade as much as they do over religion. After seven years and billions of dollars, the task of implementing an effective US policy and cementing Afghani rule is hampered by what Isby sees as separate but overlapping conflicts between terrorism, narcotics, and regional rivalries, each requiring different strategies to resolve. Pulling these various threads together will be the challenge for the Obama administration, yet it is a challenge that can be met.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.4
LC item number
.I83 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Afghanistan : graveyard of empires : a new history of the borderlands, David Isby
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle on dust jacket is: Graveyard of empires : a new history of the borderland
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-434) and index
Contents
Out of the vortex -- pt. 1. Lands in the vortex. Afghanistan : a country defined by conflicts -- Dwellers in the vortex -- Pakistan in the vortex -- pt. 2. Threats from the vortex. Transnational terrorism -- Afghan insurgents -- Afghan narcotics -- Afghanistan's internal conflicts -- Pakistan's insurgency -- pt. 3. Winning the conflicts. Countering Afghanistan's insurgency -- Aid and development -- Conclusion : the future
Control code
ocn317919816
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus Books ed.
Extent
xxii, 440 p.
Isbn
9781605980829
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)317919816
Label
Afghanistan : graveyard of empires : a new history of the borderlands, David Isby
Publication
Note
Subtitle on dust jacket is: Graveyard of empires : a new history of the borderland
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-434) and index
Contents
Out of the vortex -- pt. 1. Lands in the vortex. Afghanistan : a country defined by conflicts -- Dwellers in the vortex -- Pakistan in the vortex -- pt. 2. Threats from the vortex. Transnational terrorism -- Afghan insurgents -- Afghan narcotics -- Afghanistan's internal conflicts -- Pakistan's insurgency -- pt. 3. Winning the conflicts. Countering Afghanistan's insurgency -- Aid and development -- Conclusion : the future
Control code
ocn317919816
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Pegasus Books ed.
Extent
xxii, 440 p.
Isbn
9781605980829
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)317919816
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