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  • 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...

  • Culture, Conflict, and Counterinsurgencyby Thomas Johnson; Barry Zellen

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    The authors of Culture, Conflict and Counterinsurgency contend that an enduring victory can still be achieved in Afghanistan. However, to secure it we must better understand the cultural foundations of the continuing conflicts that rage across Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan, and shift our strategy from an attritional engagement to a smarter... 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...

  • The Long Way Backby Chris Alexander

    HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 14.99

    Christopher Alexander was sent to Afghanistan in 2003, charged with supporting the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, part of the global response to 9/11. Primarily covering the years 2001 to 2011, The Long Way Back tells the story of the historic achievements and bitter disappointments encountered on the road to political stability... 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 Talibanby Mark Silinsky

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 52.00

    Understand the complexities of the most lethal insurgent group of America's longest war?the Taliban. more...

  • The Classical Heritage in Islamby Franz Rosenthal

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    Rosenthal demonstrates the significance of the Classical heritage by drawing together the great range of literary renderings, paraphrases, commentaries and imitations, as well as independent Islamic elaborations. more...

  • Before Talibanby David B. Edwards

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    In this powerful book, David B. Edwards traces the lives of three recent Afghan leaders in Afghanistan's history--Nur Muhammad Taraki, Samiullah Safi, and Qazi Amin Waqad--to explain how the promise of progress and prosperity that animated Afghanistan in the 1960s crumbled and became the present tragedy of discord, destruction, and despair. Before... more...

  • Democracy and Islam in the New Constitution of Afghanistanby Khaled M.Abou El Fadl; Said Arjomand; Nathan Brown; Jerrold D. Green; Donald Horowitz

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    In January 2003, RAND called together a group of renowned experts with knowledge in the fields of Islamic law, constitution writing, and democracy, and with specific country and regional expertise. Keeping in mind the realities of Afghanistan's current situation and drawing from the experiences of other countries, the group identified practical ideas,... more...

  • Afghanistanby Nabi Misdaq

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    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. more...