The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan

The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan

Mass Mobilization, Civil War, and the Future of the Region

Book - 2002
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McMillan Palgrave
This book describes the turbulent political history of Afghanistan from the communist upheaval of the 1970s through to the aftermath of the events of 11 September 2001. It reviews the importance of the region to external powers and explains why warfare and instability have been endemic. The author analyses in detail the birth of the Taliban and the bloody rise to power of fanatic Islamists, including Osama bin Laden, in the power vacuum following the withdrawal of US aid. Looking forward, Nojumi explores the ongoing quest for a third political movement in Afghanistan - an alternative to radical communists or fanatical Islamists and suggests the support that will be neccessary from the international community in order for such a movement to survive.

Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312294021
9780312295844
0312294026
0312295847
Characteristics: xii, 260 p. ; 24 cm

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