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  • The Good Warby Jack Fairweather

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    In the earliest years of the war in Afghanistan, after the Taliban fell to an American-led coalition, the fight there appeared to be a triumph—a “good war? in comparison to the debacle in Iraq. Now, thirteen years after it began, it has turned into the longest war in U.S. history, as well as the most profligate; at an estimated $4 to $6 trillion,... more...

  • Warrior Diplomatby Michael G. Waltz

    Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 34.95

    Grappling with centuries-old feuds, defeating a shrewd insurgency, and navigating the sometimes paralyzing bureaucracy of the U.S. military are issues that prompt sleepless nights for both policy makers in Washington and soldiers at war, albeit for different reasons. Few, however, have dealt with these issues in the White House situation room and on... more...

  • The Afghan Warby Anthony Tucker-Jones

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 16.99

    Drugs, war and terrorism were the unholy trinity that brought the US-led air campaign crashing down on the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in October 2001 in Operation Enduring Freedom, and this photographic history is a graphic introduction to it. The immediate aim was to eject the Taliban from power, and to capture or kill the al-Qaeda leader Osama... more...

  • Embedby Nick Allen

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    Between 2006 and 2013 journalist Nick Allen travelled to Afghanistan to 'embed' himself with soldiers on the front in the war against the Taliban. He was posted with military units from many countries, including Britain, America, Finland, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Denmark and Estonia, and spent time with the Royal Gurkha Rifles,... more...

  • Arab Regionalismby Silvia Ferabolli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Arab regionalism details and examines the power relations involved in the making of an Arab region. On an empirical level, this book concentrates on the drawing of topographic and ideational boundaries in the Arab region, on Arab regional organizations, on the functional cooperation among Arab states and institutions, and on the socio-cultural... more...

  • Where the Streams Meetby Harriet Curtis-Lowe

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.99

    A romance that crossed continents ... A tour of duty ... A spiritual awakening.True story of how the author, a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF, met and married an Indian man; and of how exposure to different cultures led her on a spiritual journey from 'party girl' to learning about, and being transformed by, Hinduism in India, and Islam during... more...

  • Confronting the Chaosby Sean M. Maloney

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    While there is a vast amount of literature available on Iraqi operations, until now little has been written about the counterinsurgency and stabilization operations in Afghanistan. With this book, a Canadian military historian, who has observed field operations in Afghanistan since 2003, offers a clear view of what is happening in that country. It... more...

  • In the Hands of the Talibanby Yvonne Ridley

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 8.02

    Yvonne Ridley's terrifying 10 day detainment by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan struck a chord that continues to resonate around the world. At a time when the world was plunged into a state of unprecedented chaos and uncertainty following the terrorist atrocities in the US, Yvonne faced the ordeal of her life. Captured by the Taliban as she attempted... more...

  • Coming of the Aerial War, Theby Amin Saikal

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 35.00

    The West Asian states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran have over the last few decades represented an arc of crisis. Characterised by fractured and dysfunctional political elites, fraught economic policies, and ideological struggles between the forces of authoritarianism and democratisation, neo-fundamentalism and pluralism, they embody a mosaic... 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...