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  • The Taliban Don't Waveby Robert Semrau

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; Not Available

    Captain Robert Semraus military trial made international headlines—a Canadian soldier serving in Afghanistan arrested for allegedly killing a grievously wounded Taliban soldier in the field. The trial and its outcome are a matter of public record. What you are about to read about the tour of duty that inspired this book is not. What you are about... more...

  • The Afghan War in 2013: Meeting the Challenges of Transitionby Anthony H. Cordesman; Bryan Gold; Ashley Hess

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2013; US$ 44.99

    After more than a decade of fighting in Afghanistan, the United States and its allies are set to transfer security responsibilities to Afghan forces in 2014. This transition poses many challenges, and much will depend on the future of Afghan politics, governance, corruption, development, security, and economics. How the United States manages the... more...

  • The Afghan War in 2013: Meeting the Challenges of Transitionby Anthony H. Cordesman; Bryan Gold; Ashley Hess

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2013; US$ 49.99

    After more than a decade of fighting in Afghanistan, the United States and its allies are set to transfer security responsibilities to Afghan forces in 2014. This transition poses many challenges, and much will depend on the future of Afghan politics, governance, corruption, development, security, and economics. How the United States manages the... more...

  • Military Adaptation in Afghanistanby Theo Farrell; Frans Osinga; James Russell

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    When NATO took charge of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) for Afghanistan in 2003, ISAF conceptualized its mission largely as a stabilization and reconstruction deployment. However, as the campaign has evolved and the insurgency has proved to more resistant and capable, key operational imperatives have emerged, including military... more...

  • Frontline Afghanistanby Mike Ryan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    In the eight years since the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan has rarely been out of the news. Over a thousand coalition military fatalities have been reported, and many times that number of Afghan civilians. The country is in the process of rebuilding, and yet the fighting continues. Following the success of his previous book, Battlefield... more...

  • The Patrolby Ryan Flavelle

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; Not Available

    In 2008, Ryan Flavelle, a reservist in the Canadian Army and a student at the University of Calgary, volunteered to serve in Afghanistan. For seven months, twenty-four-year-old Flavelle, a signaller attached to the Princess Patricia?s Canadian Light Infantry, endured the extreme heat, the long hours and the occasional absurdity of life as a Canadian... more...

  • The Wars of Afghanistanby Peter Tomsen

    PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 25.99

    This revelatory, unprecedented, insider?s account of Afghanistan?s history since the 1970s, and of U.S. involvement, is indispensable reading for anyone concerned about the current war more...

  • Arabic Thought and Islamic Societies (RLE Politics of Islam)by Aziz Al-Azmeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    This is a study of the structure and composition of the official learning current in medieval Arabic culture. This comprises natural sciences both exoteric and esoteric (medicine, alchemy, astrology and others), traditional and religious sciences (such as theology, exegesis and grammar), philosophical sciences such as metaphysics and ethics, in addition... 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...

  • Der Islam und der Westenby Wolfgang Frindte

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    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 zwischen... more...