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  • Unconventional Warriorby Walter Morris Herd

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95

    This fascinating look at the life of a modern-day professional soldier gives the reader an inside view of the deadly global war on terror. Herd argues that conflicting political objectives have muddied the way forward for the on-the-ground commanders and thus threaten the prospect of any real victory in Afghanistan. He uses everyday stories to make... more...

  • The Last Warlordby Brian Glyn Williams

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Chronicling the spectacular rise to power of General Abdul Rashid Dostum, this is an intimate profile of the one of the most powerful warlords to have dominated Afghanistan in the years since the Soviet withdrawal in the late 1980s. His rise from simple peasant villager to warrior against the repressive policies of the Taliban and Al Qaeda is told... more...

  • Forces for Good?by Claire Duncanson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This book utilises the growing phenomenon of British soldier narratives from Iraq and Afghanistan to explore how British soldiers make sense of their role on these complex, multi-dimensional operations. It aims to intervene in the debates within critical feminist scholarship over whether soldiers can ever be agents of peace. more...

  • The Good Warby M.J. Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 38.00

    The Good War tackles the issue of NATO in Afghanistan, exploring NATO's evolution in the 1990s and blending NATO's transformation from a reactive defense organization into a pro-active risk manager with the ethic of liberalism. It raises questions such as why an alliance built upon the territorial defence of Europe ended up in Afghanistan. more...

  • NATO in Afghanistanby David P. Auerswald; Stephen M. Saideman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    Modern warfare is almost always multilateral to one degree or another, requiring countries to cooperate as allies or coalition partners. Yet as the war in Afghanistan has made abundantly clear, multilateral cooperation is neither straightforward nor guaranteed. Countries differ significantly in what they are willing to do and how and where they are... more...

  • Der Islam und der Westenby Wolfgang Frindte

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 17.76

    Die Debatten um die Beziehungen zwischen Muslimen und Nicht-Muslimen scheinen diversen Konjunkturkurven zu folgen. Aufschwung erfahren die Debatten dann, wenn ein Ereignis auf mögliche Beziehungsdefizite hinweist, dieses Ereignis medial weit verbreitet und zu einem Schlüsselereignis wird. Wie gelingt es, mit derartigen Ereignissen den Widerstreit... more...

  • My Life with the Talibanby Abdul Salam Zaeef

    Hurst 2010; US$ 14.50

    This is the autobiography of the former Taliban Ambassador to Pakistan who negotiated with the US after 9/11 and spent time in Guantanomo. It is the first inside account of what motivates ordinary Afghans to join the Taliban. more...

  • Johann Heinrich Hottingerby Jan Loop

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 129.99

    This book is the first documentation of Hottinger's Arabic and Islamic studies. It includes a biographical account of Hottinger, studies of his activities as a bibliographer of Arabic texts, as teacher of the Arabic language, as student of the history of Islam, and as a Protestant who used his work to engage in anti-Catholic polemics. more...

  • The Illusion of Progress in the Arab Worldby Galal Amin; David Wilmsen

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 7.99

    With the razor pen and keen intellect that have won him numerous loyal readers for his previous books, Egyptian economist Galal Amin here takes on the terms of the debate between the Arab world and the west. Amin deconstructs in his own inimitable style the language and underlying assumptions with which the west habitually assails Arab countries and... more...

  • Honourable Warriorsby Richard Streatfeild

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 16.99

    In 2009 Major Richard Streatfeild and his men fought for six months against the Taliban in Sangin, northern Helmand. They were engaged in over 800 fire-fights. They were the target of more than 200 improvised explosive devices. Ten men in his company were killed, 50 were wounded. This is their story - and it is the story, from the front line, of Western... more...