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Title:
The fragmentation of Afghanistan : state formation and collapse in the international system
Author:
Rubin, Barnett R.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
xlu, 378 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780300095203

9780300095197
Format :
Book

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Central Library DS371.2 .R8 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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This monumental book examines Afghan society in conflict, from the 1978 communist coup to the fall of Najibullah, the last Soviet-installed president, in 1992. This edition, newly revised by the author, reflects developments since then and includes material on the Taliban and Osama bin Laden. It is a book that now seems remarkably prescient.

Drawing on two decades of research, Barnett R. Rubin, a leading expert on Afghanistan, provides a fascinating account of the nature of the old regime, the rise and fall of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, and the troubled Mujahidin resistance. He relates all these phenomena to international actors, showing how the interaction of U.S. policy and Pakistani and Saudi Arabian interests has helped to create the challenges of today. Rubin puts into context the continuing turmoil in Afghanistan and offers readers a coherent historical explanation for the country's social and political fragmentation.


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