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  • The Taliban Shuffleby Kim Barker

    Scribe Publications 2011; US$ 24.99

    Kim Barker is not your typical, impassive foreign correspondent ? she is candid, self-deprecating, and funny. At first an awkward newbie in Afghanistan, she grows into a wisecracking, seasoned reporter with grave concerns about the ability of US might to win hearts and minds in the region. As she does the ?Taliban shuffle? between conflict zones, Barker... 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 Future of the Arab Nation (RLE: The Arab Nation)by Khair El-Din Haseeb

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    What is the place of the Arab states as a new world order emerges? How can the Arab world respond positively to change as the new Europe emerges, political relationships are restructured, and the information revolution transforms the global economy? To what extent are the Arab states in danger of falling prey to increasing disunity and fragmentation?... more...

  • The Historical Formation of the Arab Nation (RLE: The Arab Nation)by A A Duri

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book is a comprehensive examination of the historical process of social formation that gave rise to the communal consciousness of the Arab nation and determined its sense of identity. It aims to provide a historical context for the assessment of prevailing concepts and suggests hypotheses for the development of modern Arab consciousness. The... more...

  • Arabic Thought and Islamic Societiesby Aziz Al-Azmeh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    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 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...

  • What the Thunder Saidby Lieutenant-Colonel John Conrad; Christie Blatchford

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 14.99

    What the Thunder Said is an honest and at times raw recollection of incidents and impressions of Canadian warfighting from a logistics perspective. more...

  • The Great Gambleby Gregory Feifer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    ?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...

  • 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...

  • Soldiers of Godby Robert D. Kaplan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    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...