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  • Building Afghanistan's Security Forces in Wartimeby Olga Oliker

    RAND Corporation 2011; US$ 9.95

    Security force assistance is central to the counterinsurgency campaign of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. The outcome will hinge on the effectiveness of the assistance provided to the Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police, and other security forces. This report provides an overview of Soviet efforts to improve and facilitate the training... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Afghanistanby Ludwig W. Adamec

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 94.99

    The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan contains substantial new material to reflect the rapid changes in the region. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects... more...

  • Afghan Endgamesby Hy Rothstein; John Arquilla

    Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    The United States and its allies have been fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan for a decade in a war that either side could still win. While a gradual drawdown has begun, significant numbers of US combat troops will remain in Afghanistan until at least 2014, perhaps longer, depending on the situation on the ground and the outcome of the... more...

  • The Afghan Way of Warby Robert Johnson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99

    Focusing on key episodes in Afghanistan's long history of conflict with foreign forces from the early nineteenth century to the present, this book sheds new light on the Afghan "Way of War." Robert Johnson shows that, contrary to the stereotypes of primi more...

  • Six Months Without Sundaysby Max Benitz

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 6.75

    Max Benitz reports from the frontline of a highly controversial war in a perceptive and revealing account of several months spent in Afghanistan with this world-famous infantry battalion. Training with them and living amongst them as they undertake their tour in Helmand province, Benitz gives a unique insight into the pressures faced by those who... more...

  • The Development of Taliban Factions in Afghanistan and Pakistanby Agha Amin; David J. Osinski; Paul Andre DeGeorges

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This work pieces together an understanding of the Afghanistan War, primarily through the principle author’s knowledge and writings, secondarily through relevant books and articles by other authors. The goal is to provide a “primer” that individuals with little understanding of this region can use to educate themselves on the real issues... more...

  • Arabs in Historyby Bernard Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 18.99

    `Whoever lives in our country, speaks our language, is brought up in our culture and takes pride in our glory is one of us.' Thus ran a declaration of modern leaders of Arab states. But what exactly is an Arab, and what has been their place in the course of human history?In this well-established classic, Professor Lewis examines the key issues... more...

  • Crossing Zeroby Elizabeth Gould; Paul Fitzgerald

    City Lights Publishers 2011; US$ 16.95

    A cutting-edge analysis of the AfPak war involving Russia, India, China, and Iran, emphasizing US strategy and the people implementing it. more...

  • Battle Story: Kabul 1842by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    Kabul is a name that has had much resonance in current affairs over the last few years, however its place in military history can be charted much further back to the first British incursions into Afghanistan during the 19th century. The First Anglo-Afghan War saw British India attempting to obtain power over Central Asia by gaining control of Afghanistan.... more...

  • Confessions of a Mullah Warriorby Masood Farivar

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.57

    Masood Farivar was ten years old when his childhood in a then peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan was shattered by the Soviet invasion of 1979. Fleeing across the border to Pakistan, Masood entered a madrassa for refugees, but soon returned to his home to join the anti-Soviet jihad. Two years later, having fought alongside the Afghan mujahideen... more...