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Afghanistan Wars

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ISBN-10: 0230213138

ISBN-13: 9780230213135

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: William Maley

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List price: $101.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 8/26/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.59" wide x 8.74" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

William Maley is the director of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University. He is an expert in Afghan politics, refugee issues, and modern diplomacy. He is a member of the Order of Australia and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He lives in Canberra, Australia.

Acknowledgements
Note on References
Map
Introduction
The Road to War
The Afghan context
The Soviet context
From coup to invasion
Soviet Strategy, Tactics, and Dilemmas
The Soviet armed forces
Soviet strategy
Soviet tactics
Soviet dilemmas
The Development of Afghan Resistance
Popular mobilization in Afghanistan
The role of Pakistan
International support for the Afghan resistance
The Karmal Period, 1979-1986
Patterns of war
The structure of the regime and the role of the party
The Afghan secret police
The USSR and change in the Kabul regime
The Najibullah-Gorbachev Period, 1986-1989
Patterns of war
Political change in Moscow and Kabul
The policy of 'national reconciliation'
The Road to Soviet Withdrawal
The Soviet decision to withdraw
The United Nations and the Geneva Accords
The course of the withdrawal
Consequences of the Soviet-Afghan War
Effects of the war on Afghanistan
Effects of the war on the Soviet Union
Two lessons of the war
The Interregnum of Najibullah, 1989-1992
Mechanisms of regime maintenance
Fracturing within the Afghan resistance
UN attempts to manage transition
The collapse of the regime
The Rise and Fall of the Rabbani Government, 1992-1996
The failure of elite settlements
The bombardment of Kabul
Beyond Kabul
The reappearance of the UN
Regime decay
The Rise and Rule of the Taliban, 1994-2001
The origins and spread of the Taliban
The objectives of the Taliban
The Taliban and human rights
The Taliban and the world
The Fall of the Taliban
Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban
The obliteration of the Taliban regime
The Bonn Conference and its aftermath
Post-Taliban Afghanistan
Challenges in post-Taliban Afghanistan
Politics in post-Taliban Afghanistan
Reconstruction and development
Security threats in post-Taliban Afghanistan
Building security in post-Taliban Afghanistan
Post-Taliban Afghanistan and the world
Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Taliban threat
Afghanistan, and Iran
Afghan futures
References
Index