Endgame in Afghanistan

Endgame in Afghanistan

For Whom the Dice Rolls

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Taking an analytical multi-disciplinary approach, this book presents the kind of comprehensive picture of the Afghan war and its consequences that no other book has done
Endgame in Afghanistan: For Whom the Dice Rolls covers a wide territory related to the war in Afghanistan, the stakes the whole world-and not just the United States-has in it, and its possible outcome. It shows that it is not merely a war for the future of Afghanistan, but a conflict between the regressive worldview of the Taliban and al Qaeda and modernity.

The book examines the consequences of an American exit from Afghanistan under circumstances indicating a defeat; the ability of the Karzai government or its successor to hold its own thereafter; and the regional and global geo-strategic consequences, including those on Pakistan, of a Taliban-al Qaeda takeover of Afghanistan. It also explores the possibility of the United States arriving at a peace settlement with the Taliban as well as that of the Americans winning the Afghan war.

Taking an analytical multi-disciplinary approach, coupled with meticulous research, this book focuses on areas hitherto neglected. Linking known but scattered information in entirely new and cohesive analyses, the author presents the kind of comprehensive picture of the Afghan war and its consequences that no other book has done.

Book News
Arguing that the war in Afghanistan is essentially "a conflict between the regressive world view of the Taliban and al Qaeda and modernity" with consequences for the whole world, Indian journalist Karlekar explores the winding up of the US war in Afghanistan under different possible conditions: US defeat, negotiated peace settlement with the Taliban that separates "good" from "bad" Taliban, and victory in terms of goals set by President Obama in his policy declarations. He paints a dire picture of the international and regional consequences of allowing the Taliban and al Qaeda to thrive as the war comes to an end, although that is not particularly surprising considering India's longstanding antipathy towards the Taliban and their state sponsors in Pakistan. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Washington DC : SAGE Publications, Ă2012
ISBN: 9781283939867
128393986X
9788132111160
8132111168
8132109740
9788132109747
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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