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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilizationby Richard W. Bulliet

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 26.99

    A preeminent Middle East scholar argues that beginning in the 1950s American policymakers misread the Muslim world. Instead of focusing on the growing discontent with the unpopular governments, the policymakers saw only a forum for liberal, democratic reforms within those governments. By fostering slogans like "clash of civilizations," and "what... more...

  • City of Soldiersby Kate Fearon

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 15.49

    Behind the headlines, the strategies, the surges, what is life really like in Afghanistan? What is it like to live and work there as a civilian on state-building with its people, fighting the Taliban with flip-charts and pens, not guns? In her account of sixteen months in the capital of Helmand province, Lashkar Gah, working for the UK-led Provincial... more...

  • NATO in Afghanistanby Sten Rynning

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    The war in Afghanistan has run for more than a decade, and NATO has become increasingly central to it. In this book, Sten Rynning examines NATO's role in the campaign and the difficult diplomacy involved in fighting a war by alliance. He explores the history of the war and its changing momentum, and explains how NATO at first faltered but then improved... more...

  • The Afghan Papersby Michael Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    In 2006, British forces entered the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in what would become one of the defining military campaigns of the decade. At great cost in blood and treasure, the UK waged a protracted counter-insurgency against a resurgent Taliban. But how was the decision taken to commit Britain to such a difficult and drawn out campaign?... more...

  • Games without Rulesby Tamim Ansary

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 16.99

    By the author of Destiny Disrupted : an enlightening, accessible history of modern Afghanistan from the Afghan point of view, showing how Great Power conflicts have interrupted its ongoing, internal struggle to take form as a nation more...