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The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan: Mass Mobilization, Civil War, and the Future of the Region
The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan Mass Mobilization Civil War and the Future of the Region
Author: Neamatollah Nojumi
ISBN-13: 9780312295844
ISBN-10: 0312295847
Publication Date: 1/4/2002
Pages: 272
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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Book Type: Paperback
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BACK COVER: ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, THE WORLD LOOKED IN HORROR AT ONE OF THE MOST NEFARIOUS ACTS OF TERRORISM IN HISTORY. NEAMATOLLAH NOJUMI EXPLAINS HOW AFGHANISTAN BECAME THE BASE FOR RADICAL FUNDAMENTALISM AND PROVIDES A CRITICAL UNDERSTANDING OF HOW INTERNAL DIVISIONS AND THE DEVASTING EFFECTS OF FORGEIGN INVOLVEMENT UNDERMINED THE RESILIENCE OF AFGHANISTAN'S COMMUNITIES, LEDTO THE RISE OF THE TALIBAN, AND NOW PRESENT A UNIQUE CHALLENGE TO INTERNATIONAL EFFORTS AT NATION BUILDING. AS THE CYCLE OF YESTERDAY'S ALLIES BECOMING TODAY'S ENEMIES TURNS ONCE AGAIN, THE RISE OF THE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN PROVIDES CRUCIAL INSIGHT INTO TH TANGLED INTERACTIONS OF DOMESTIC, REGINAL, AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS THAT HAVE BEDEVILED OUTSIDERS, PLAGUED AFGHANS, AND THAT THREATEN, ABSENT JUDGEMENT BASED ON INSIGHT, TO BE A QUAQMIRE FOR THE UNITED STATES IN THE YEARS AHEAD. THIS IS ESSENTIAL READING IN OUR TROUBLED TIMES.