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  • Obama's Warby James Gannon

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    Since the United Nations adopted the principle of self-determination in 1945, great powers have found that military strength is no guarantee of success in small wars fought against insurgents who use guerrilla and terrorist tactics. The author argues that it is well past time for Americans to understand that military victory is usually beyond their... more...

  • Muslim Civilizationby M. Umer Chapra

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 14.99

    What were the reasons for the decline in Muslim civilisation and can that change be reversed? more...

  • Enduring the Freedomby Sean Maloney

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 18.95

    Within hours of the September 11 attacks, Sean M. Maloney deciphered that Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda were the aggressors behind the despicable act. A war in Afghanistan then was inevitable. As a military historian, Maloney was determined to go there to study and record the events for posterity, if for no other reason than the education of his future... more...

  • Coalition Challenges in Afghanistanby Gale Mattox; Stephen Grenier

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.50

    This book examines the experiences of a range of countries in the conflict in Afghanistan, with particular focus on the demands of operating within a diverse coalition of states. After laying out the challenges of the Afghan conflict in terms of objectives, strategy, and mission, case studies of 15 coalition members?each written by a country expert?discuss... more...

  • The Classical Heritage in Islamby Franz Rosenthal

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    The influence of classical antiquity on the religious disciplines, theology, mysticism and law of Islam cannot be overestimated. This work demonstrates the significance of the classical heritage by drawing together a great range of literary renderings, paraphrases, commentaries and imitations, as well as independent Islamic elaborations. Professor... more...

  • Afghanistanby Nabi Misdaq

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Afghan society is analyzed from a fresh standpoint in this book which discusses the country?s two and a half centuries of socio-political disquiet and outside interference. The author explores the continuous struggle between the central government and the cornerstone of the present state, the tribes. In its examination of the interchange between the... more...

  • Afghanistan, Arms and Conflictby Michael Vinay Bhatia; Mark Sedra

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive assessment of small arms and security-related issues in post-9/11 Afghanistan. It includes case studies which reveal the findings of in-depth field research on hitherto neglected regions of the country, and provides a distinctive balance of thematic analysis, conceptual models and empirical research.... more...

  • The Great Gambleby Gregory Feifer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    ?Fascinating?.A highly readable history of the conflict.? ? New York Times Book Review In The Great Gamble , a groundbreaking account of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer vividly depicts the war that contributed greatly to the demise of the USSR, and that offers striking lessons for the 21st century,... more...

  • Soldiers of Godby Robert D. Kaplan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    First time in paperback, with a new Introduction and final chapter World affairs expert and intrepid travel journalist Robert D. Kaplan braved the dangers of war-ravaged Afghanistan in the 1980s, living among the mujahidin?the ?soldiers of god??whose unwavering devotion to Islam fueled their mission to oust the formidable Soviet invaders. In Soldiers... more...

  • Varieties of Muslim Experienceby Lawrence Rosen

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    In Varieties of Muslim Experience , anthropologist Lawrence Rosen explores aspects of Arab Muslim life that are, at first glance, perplexing to Westerners. He ranges over such diverse topics as why Arabs eschew portraiture, why a Muslim scientist might be attracted to fundamentalism, and why the Prophet must be protected from blasphemous cartoons.... more...