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
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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
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Isby, David C
Dewey number
958.104/7
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.4
LC item number
.I82 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
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Afghanistan : graveyard of empires : a new history of the borderlands, David Isby
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Publication
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
Edition
1st Pegasus Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 440 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035891654
Label
Afghanistan : graveyard of empires : a new history of the borderlands, David Isby
Link
Publication
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
Edition
1st Pegasus Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 440 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035891654

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