A Military History of Afghanistan

Original Synopsis

"A Military History of Afghanistan has a total of 656 pages which are papers from writer 'Ali Ahmad Jalali'. The first comprehensive history of over two centuries of warfare and international conflict in Afghanistan, including the Anglo-Afghan wars of the nineteenth century, the early twentieth century struggles over modernization, the fall of the last monarchy, the Soviet-Afghan War, and the twenty-first century US Global War on Terror. 2017-03-17 time of publication of the book, [-Modern War Studies (Hardcover)-]"

Publisher : Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
Pages : 656 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : 3007vgAACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9780700624072
ISBN-13 : 0700624074
Time : 2017-03-17
Author : Ali Ahmad Jalali
Size : 898 KB/s
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Original Synopsis

"Hubris, Self-Interest, and America's Failed War in Afghanistan has a total of 414 pages which are papers from writer 'Thomas P. Cavanna'. This book describes the conduct of the US-led post-9/11 war in Afghanistan via a long-term historical perspective. It investigates the reasons behind Washington’s entrapment in a self-sustaining overreach, emphasizing policy mistakes made in late 2001 and the contradictions associated with foreign-led democratization and state-building. 2015-07-22 time of publication of the book, [-Rowman & Littlefield-]"

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Pages : 414 Paper
Genre : Political Science
No.ID : FBsECgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1498506208
ISBN-13 : 9781498506205
Time : 2015-07-22
Author : Thomas P. Cavanna
Size : 976 KB/s
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International Law and Drone Strikes in Pakistan

Original Synopsis

"International Law and Drone Strikes in Pakistan has a total of 247 pages which are papers from writer 'Sikander Ahmed Shah'. While conventional warfare has an established body of legal precedence, the legality of drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan and elsewhere remains ambiguous. This book explores the legal and political issues surrounding the use of drones in Pakistan. Drawing from international treaty law, customary international law, and statistical data on the impact of the strikes, Sikander Ahmed Shah asks whether drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan are in compliance with international humanitarian law. The book questions how international law views the giving of consent between States for military action, and explores what this means for the interaction between sovereignty and consent. The book goes on to look at the socio-political realities of drone strikes in Pakistan, scrutinizing the impact of drone strikes on both Pakistani politics and US-Pakistan relationships. Topics include the Pakistan army-government relationship, the evolution of international institutions as a result of drone strikes, and the geopolitical dynamics affecting the region. As a detailed and critical examination of the legal and political challenges presented by drone strikes, this book will be essential to scholars and students of the law of armed conflict, security studies, political science and international relations. 2014-11-13 time of publication of the book, [-Routledge-]"

Publisher : Routledge
Pages : 247 Paper
Genre : Law
No.ID : 1hlWBQAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1134074271
ISBN-13 : 9781134074273
Time : 2014-11-13
Author : Sikander Ahmed Shah
Size : 757 KB/s
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Afghanistan

Original Synopsis

"Afghanistan has a total of 310 pages which are papers from writer 'Angelo Rasanayagam'. Since September 11th, 2001, Afghanistan has dominated the news, as it did for a long time during the Soviet occupation two decades ago, and long before, when, in the 19th and early 20th century, its mountain ranges formed the backdrop to the Great Game. In the Western imagination it is one of the most romantic, as well as harsh, beautiful and dangerous places on earth. Squeezed as it is between four empires – Russia, China, India and Persia – its tortured history provides and extraordinary glimpse into the patterns of world movements. Today Afghanistan sits at the pivotal point of a region where a new Great Game is taking shape for the War on Terror and control of the oil-rich steppes of Central Asia. Angelo Rasanayagam’s magisterial work – the fruit of personal experience as well as years of scholarship – is the first major history of modern Afghanistan. It traces the country’s development from the accession of Abdul Rahman Khan, the ‘Iron Amir’ in the 1889, right up to the demise of the Taliban under US bombing over the winter of 2001, and the search for a new state structure in 2002. Of vital importance for understanding the country’s current crisis, it will be essential reading for historians, policy makers, journalists, students, and all those interested in the state of the world today. “well-written, succinct, accessible, analytical, objective and balanced – this is one of the best introductions to the history of modern Afghanistan available to the general public.” Baqer Moin, Head of the Persian Service, BBC. “Excellent – a veritable textbook, and a reference source for anyone interested in Afghanistan” Dr. Thomas Withington, Jane’s Intelligence Review and King’s College, London. “Rasanayagam’s work connects a difficult past with a difficult present in order to extract necessary lessons for the future. He presents a complex history, which will be understood by the general reader, drawing attention to a large range of issues in the contemporary world.” Zahir Tanin, Producer for the Eurasian Region, BBC 2003-02-21 time of publication of the book, [-I.B.Tauris-]"

Publisher : I.B.Tauris
Pages : 310 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : 0OYBAwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0857710060
ISBN-13 : 9780857710062
Time : 2003-02-21
Author : Angelo Rasanayagam
Size : 851 KB/s
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Britain and the Americas

Original Synopsis

"Britain and the Americas has a total of 1157 pages which are papers from writer 'Will Kaufman, Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson'. 2005 time of publication of the book, [-ABC-CLIO-]"

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Pages : 1157 Paper
Genre : America
No.ID : HbBbn3x7PZsC
ISBN-10 : 1851094318
ISBN-13 : 9781851094318
Time : 2005
Author : Will Kaufman, Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson
Size : 911 KB/s
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NATO, Security and Risk Management

Original Synopsis

"NATO, Security and Risk Management has a total of 160 pages which are papers from writer 'M.J. Williams'. This new volume explores the crisis in transatlantic relations and analyses the role of NATO following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The book offers a unified theory of cooperation in the new security paradigm to explain the current state of transatlantic relations and NATO’s failure to adequately transform itself into a security institution for the 21st century. It argues that a new preoccupation with risk filled the vacuum left by the collapse of the Soviet Union, and uses the literature of the Risk Society to analyse the strained politics of the North Atlantic community. Using case studies to show how the West has pursued a strategy of risk management, and the effect this has had on NATO’s politics, the book argues that a better understanding of how risk affects Western political cohesion will allow policy makers a way of adapting the structure of NATO to make it more effective as a tool for security. Having analysed NATO’s recent failings, the book offers a theory for the way in which it can become an active risk manager, through the replacement of its established structure by smaller, ad hoc groupings. 2008-10-08 time of publication of the book, [-Routledge-]"

Publisher : Routledge
Pages : 160 Paper
Genre : Political Science
No.ID : r6JvntRU4bIC
ISBN-10 : 1134055900
ISBN-13 : 9781134055906
Time : 2008-10-08
Author : M.J. Williams
Size : 444 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Original Synopsis

"American Book Publishing Record has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 2007 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : American literature
No.ID : tr_fAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015066180459
Time : 2007
Author :
Size : 759 KB/s
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The Great Gamble

Original Synopsis

"The Great Gamble has a total of 336 pages which are papers from writer 'Gregory Feifer'. “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, as well. Told from the perspective of the Russians who fought it, The Great Gamble offers valuable insight into the history of Afghanistan’s troubled government and the rise of the Mujahideen and Al-Qaeda. In the words of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Feifer has done truly extraordinary research… For all its heft, [The Great Gamble] is an effortless read—an unusual and gratifying combination.” 2009-10-06 time of publication of the book, [-Harper Collins-]"

Publisher : Harper Collins
Pages : 336 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : tRS_TRmVLVoC
ISBN-10 : 0061984388
ISBN-13 : 9780061984389
Time : 2009-10-06
Author : Gregory Feifer
Size : 626 KB/s
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Original Synopsis

"Afghanistan at War: From the 18th-Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Century has a total of 581 pages which are papers from writer 'Tom Lansford'. Covering wars and conflicts of Afghanistan from the modern founding of the country in the 1700s to the contemporary struggle with the Taliban, this single-volume reference analyzes the causes and results of Afghanistan's wars and examines leading political and military figures, weapons, and tactics. • Provides readers with a thorough background on the wars of Afghanistan that allows them to understand the influence of past conflicts on current strife • Enables a more complete appreciation of the ethnic and religious complexities that fuel the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan • Examines how past Afghan conflicts contributed to the rise of terrorism and figures such as Osama bin Laden • Presents an accessible explanation of the "Great Game" for power and influence by imperial Russia and Great Britain in the 1800s and the impact of this contest on Afghanistan 2017-02-28 time of publication of the book, [-ABC-CLIO-]"

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Pages : 581 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : XxwIDgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1598847600
ISBN-13 : 9781598847604
Time : 2017-02-28
Author : Tom Lansford
Size : 394 KB/s
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Meccanomics

Original Synopsis

"Meccanomics has a total of 320 pages which are papers from writer 'Vali Nasr'. Renowned Middle-East expert Vali Nasr combines historical narrative with contemporary on-the-ground research to introduce a Muslim World we’ve never seen. Meccanomics takes us behind the news, so dominated by the struggle against extremists and the Taliban, to reveal a new society, one that is being reshaped by an upwardly mobile middle class of entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, and insatiable consumers. His insights into the true situations in Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the crucial bright spots of Dubai and Turkey provide a whole new way of thinking about the troubles and prospects in the region. Nasr’s groundbreaking analysis offers a powerful reassessment of a region where financial might – not fundamentalism – does the talking. 2010-01-04 time of publication of the book, [-Oneworld Publications-]"

Publisher : Oneworld Publications
Pages : 320 Paper
Genre : Political Science
No.ID : 0w-V07uK5LMC
ISBN-10 : 1780740573
ISBN-13 : 9781780740577
Time : 2010-01-04
Author : Vali Nasr
Size : 823 KB/s
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The New Great Game

Original Synopsis

"The New Great Game has a total of 304 pages which are papers from writer 'Lutz Kleveman'. Crude oil, once seen as a wealth-creating blessing for mankind, is fast turning into the “devil’s tears.” The struggle to control the world’s remaining energy reserves increasingly culminates in bloody conflicts and the killing of innocent civilians, with the war in Iraq being only the latest example. In The New Great Game, Lutz Kleveman gives us a fearless, insightful, and exacting portrait of a new battleground in the violent politics and passion of oil: Central Asia, known as the “black hole of the earth” for much of the last century. The Caspian Sea contains the world’s largest amount of untapped oil and gas resources. It is estimated that there might be as much as 100 billion barrels of crude oil in the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan alone. Using the concept of the “Great Game” that Rudyard Kipling immortalized in his novel Kim, Kleveman argues that now a New Great Game rages in the region, a modern variant of the nineteenth-century clash of imperial ambitions of Great Britain and Tsarist Russia. Only this time the stakes are raised. Desperate to wean itself from dependence on the powerful OPEC cartel, the United States is now pitted in this struggle against Russia, China, and Iran, all competing for dominance of the Caspian region, its resources and pipeline routes. Complicating the playing field are transnational energy corporations with their own agendas and the brash new, Wild West–style entrepreneurs who have taken control after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Traveling thousands of miles, from the Caucasus peaks across the central Asian plains down to the Afghan Hindu Kush, Kleveman met with the principal Great Game actors between Kabul and Moscow: oil barons, generals, diplomats, and warlords. Based on extensive research and travel in the Caucasus, the Caspian, and Central Asia, The New Great Game is a gripping narrative and a savvy and incisive analysis of the power struggle for the world’s remaining energy resources. 2007-12-01 time of publication of the book, [-Grove/Atlantic, Inc.-]"

Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Pages : 304 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : LGo7tbt79hAC
ISBN-10 : 9781555846657
ISBN-13 : 1555846653
Time : 2007-12-01
Author : Lutz Kleveman
Size : 922 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Original Synopsis

"The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World has a total of 4096 pages which are papers from writer 'Peter N. Stearns'. Alphabetically-arranged articles cover the history of the world, from the eighteenth century to the present day. 2008-03-27 time of publication of the book, [-Oxford University Press-]"

Publisher : Oxford University Press
Pages : 4096 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : Qx4ZAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCSC:32106019293007
Time : 2008-03-27
Author : Peter N. Stearns
Size : 157 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Crossing Zero

Original Synopsis

"Crossing Zero has a total of 180 pages which are papers from writer 'Elizabeth Gould, Paul Fitzgerald'. A cutting-edge analysis of the AfPak war involving Russia, India, China, and Iran, emphasizing US strategy and the people implementing it. 2011-02-22 time of publication of the book, [-City Lights Publishers-]"

Publisher : City Lights Publishers
Pages : 180 Paper
Genre : Political Science
No.ID : KTJeNffREgAC
ISBN-10 : 0872865134
ISBN-13 : 9780872865136
Time : 2011-02-22
Author : Elizabeth Gould, Paul Fitzgerald
Size : 362 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Original Synopsis

"Britain and the Americas : culture, politics, and history : a multidisciplinary encyclopedia has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'Will Kaufman, Jérôme Elie'. 2005 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : America
No.ID : mF51AAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9781851094318
ISBN-13 : 1851094318
Time : 2005
Author : Will Kaufman, Jérôme Elie
Size : 325 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Military Review

Original Synopsis

"Military Review has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 2006 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Military art and science
No.ID : 8v60GT_fw7MC
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCR:31210021242530
Time : 2006
Author :
Size : 957 KB/s
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Terror Incorporated

Original Synopsis

"Terror Incorporated has a total of 324 pages which are papers from writer 'Loretta Napoleoni'. Argues that the rise of Islamic terrorism is based not on religious fervor but on the desire for financial gain, a wish to separate the Muslim world from the Western economic system, and opposition to corrupt Arab governments. 2004 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 324 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : YzUgAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCSC:32106018707932
Time : 2004
Author : Loretta Napoleoni
Size : 712 KB/s
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Global Issues

Original Synopsis

"Global Issues has a total of 327 pages which are papers from writer ''. 2003 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 327 Paper
Genre : Globalization
No.ID : 8i9DAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105111851957
Time : 2003
Author :
Size : 584 KB/s
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Learning away from home

Original Synopsis

"Learning away from home has a total of 282 pages which are papers from writer 'Atle Hetland, Alhamra (Council)'. 2006 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 282 Paper
Genre : Afghans
No.ID : 7eWeAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9789695161661
ISBN-13 : 9695161669
Time : 2006
Author : Atle Hetland, Alhamra (Council)
Size : 991 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

The Middle East

Original Synopsis

"The Middle East has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 2003 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Middle East
No.ID : WkqsAAAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105113528983
Time : 2003
Author :
Size : 857 KB/s
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A Vision So Noble

Original Synopsis

"A Vision So Noble has a total of 74 pages which are papers from writer 'Daniel Ford'. John Boyd was arguably the greatest American military theorist since the sea power strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan at the turn of the 20th Century. Best known for his formulation of the OODA Loop as a model for competitive decision making, Colonel Boyd was also an original thinker in developing tactics for air-to-air combat, designing warplanes, and the fluid, mobile warfare known to the Germans as blitzkrieg and to modern armies as "maneuver warfare." As much as anyone, John Boyd was the architect of the two great campaigns against Saddam Hussein's Iraq, both the 1991 liberation of Kuwait and the 2003 "March Up" to Baghdad by the U.S. Army and Marines. But what of the costly, drawn-out insurgency that baffled the invaders once Baghdad had fallen? In this short book, Daniel Ford applies Boyd's thinking to the problem of counter-insurgency. Unlike the U.S. military in 2003, it turns out that Boyd had indeed put considerable thought into what might transpire after an effective "blitz" campaign. Indeed, he found many similarities between "blitzers" and what he preferred to call guerrillas, and he thought that they might be defeated by turning their own tactics against them. This is an expanded version of a dissertation submitted in the War Studies program at King's College London. 2010-05-04 time of publication of the book, [-Daniel Ford-]"

Publisher : Daniel Ford
Pages : 74 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : -qRB-RnhalYC
ISBN-10 : 1451589816
ISBN-13 : 9781451589818
Time : 2010-05-04
Author : Daniel Ford
Size : 288 KB/s
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Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

Original Synopsis

"Encyclopedia of Modern Asia has a total of 529 pages which are papers from writer 'David Levinson, Karen Christensen'. Volume one of a six-volume set in which alphabetically arranged entries provide information on every aspect of modern Asia, including its culture, people, economy, government, arts, geography, architecture, religion, and history. 2002-01-01 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 529 Paper
Genre : Asia
No.ID : FkwYAAAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9780684312422
ISBN-13 : 0684312425
Time : 2002-01-01
Author : David Levinson, Karen Christensen
Size : 541 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF