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  • Afghanistanby Angelo Rasanayagam

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    Afghanistan dominates the news today, as it often did during the Soviet occupation two decades ago. But even in the 19th and early 20th centuries at the height of the Great Game, Afghanistan was the focal point of East-West relations. Squeezed between Russia, China, India and Persia, its tortured history provides an extraordinary glimpse into the patterns... more...

  • Special Operations Forces in Afghanistanby Leigh Neville; Ramiro Bujeiro

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Intelligence specialist Leigh Neville identifies, describes and illustrates the Special Operations Forces (SOF) of the US and other Allied (Coalition) forces committed to the 'War on Terror' in Afghanistan since 2001, providing a fascinating insight into specific operations detailing weapons, equipment and experiences in combat. With a surprising amount... more...

  • O ye Gentlemen: Arabic Studies on Science and Literary Cultureby Arnoud Vrolijk; Jan Hogendijk

    BRILL 2007; US$ 265.00

    O ye Gentlemen explores two permanent and vital strands in Arabic culture: the Greek tradition in science and philosophy and the literary tradition. More than thirty essays demonstrate that the strands freely interweave within the broader scope of Schrifttum. more...

  • No Easy Taskby Colonel Bernd Horn; Emily Spencer

    Dundurn 2012; US$ 35.00

    Afghanistan has long been considered the graveyard of empires. Those who have ventured into Afghanistan with notions of controlling its people have soon discovered that fighting in that rugged, hostile land is no easy task. This collection of essays examines this legacy of conflict, particularly from a Canadian perspective. more...

  • I is for Infidelby Kathy Gannon

    PublicAffairs 2006; US$ 12.95

    A gripping, intimately-observed history of Afghanistan from 1986 to the present—by the longest-serving Western journalist in the region—overturns our conventional and simplistic understandings. more...

  • Afghanistanby Stephen Tanner

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    An up-to-date edition of the only military history of Afghanistan, including the recent operations by American and Afghan forces fighting the Taliban insurgency more...

  • Statebuilding in Afghanistanby Nik Hynek; Péter Marton

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This edited volume empirically maps and theorises NATO-ISAF?s contribution to peacebuilding and reconstruction in Afghanistan. The book provides a contextual framework of the NATO participation in Afghanistan; it offers an outline of the security situation in Afghanistan and discusses geopolitical, historical, and military factors that are related... more...

  • Afgantsyby Rodric Braithwaite

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 12.99

    The story of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan is well known: the expansionist Communists overwhelmed a poor country as a means of reaching a warm-water port on the Persian Gulf. Afghan mujahideen upset their plans, holding on with little more than natural fighting skills, until CIA agents came to the rescue with American arms. Humiliated in battle,... more...

  • The Taliban Shuffleby Kim Barker

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2011; US$ 23.99

    A true-life Catch-22 set in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan, by one of the region?s longest-serving correspondents. Kim Barker is not your typical, impassive foreign correspondent ? she is candid, self-deprecating, and funny. At first an awkward newbie in Afghanistan, she grows into a wisecracking, seasoned reporter with grave... more...

  • Ghosts of Afghanistanby Jonathan Steele

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 26.00

    A masterful blend of graphic reporting, illuminating interviews, and insightful analysis. Ghosts of Afghanistan is the first account of Afghanistan's turbulent recent history by an independent eyewitness. Jonathan Steele, an award-winning journalist and commentator, has covered the country since his first visit there as a reporter in 1981. He tracked... more...