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The Resource Games without rules : the often interrupted history of Afghanistan, Tamim Ansary

Games without rules : the often interrupted history of Afghanistan, Tamim Ansary

Label
Games without rules : the often interrupted history of Afghanistan
Title
Games without rules
Title remainder
the often interrupted history of Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Tamim Ansary
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Five times in the last two centuries. some great power has tried to invade, occupy, or otherwise take control of Afghanistan. And as Tamim Ansary shows in this illuminating history, every intervention has come to grief for much the same reason: the intervening power has failed to understand that Afghanistan has a story of its own, a story that continues to unfold between--and despite--the interventions. Drawing on his Afghan background, Muslim roots, and Western and Afghan sources, Ansary weaves an epic that moves from a universe of village republics--the old Afghanistan--through a tumultuous drama of tribes. factions, and forces, to the current struggle. Ansary paints a richly textured portrait of a nation that began to form around the same time as the United States but is still struggling to coalesce; a nation driven by its high ambitions but undermined by its own demons, while every forty to sixty years a great power crashes in and disrupts whatever progress has been made.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ansary, Mir Tamim
Dewey number
958.1
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS361
LC item number
.A755 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Military occupation
  • British
  • Russians
  • Americans
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
Label
Games without rules : the often interrupted history of Afghanistan, Tamim Ansary
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-378) and index
Contents
Afghanistan becomes a country. Founding father ; Ahmad Shah's Afghanistan ; Farangis on the horizon ; Between the lion and the bear ; Auckland's folly ; The second coming of Dost Mohammed ; Eight or ten good years ; Interrupted again -- One country, two worlds. A time of blood and iron ; Starting fresh ; King of the radicals ; King's law versus God's law ; Things fall apart -- Kabul rules. After the storm ; Nonaligned nation ; Development, no brakes ; The democracy era ; Rise of the left ; Change by decree ; The Soviet occupation -- Old Afghanistan erupts. The Mujahideen ; Cold war endgame ; From horror to chaos ; Out of the camps ; Taliban versus Mujahideen ; Al Qaeda ; America enters the picture -- The struggle resumes. The Bonn project ; Kabul spring ; The persistence of trouble ; Drugs and corruption ; Talibanism ; The tipping point ; Obama's surges ; All that glitters -- Postscript
Control code
ocn778420376
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 397 p.
Isbn
9781610390941
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012025651
Other control number
40021651465
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)778420376
Label
Games without rules : the often interrupted history of Afghanistan, Tamim Ansary
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-378) and index
Contents
Afghanistan becomes a country. Founding father ; Ahmad Shah's Afghanistan ; Farangis on the horizon ; Between the lion and the bear ; Auckland's folly ; The second coming of Dost Mohammed ; Eight or ten good years ; Interrupted again -- One country, two worlds. A time of blood and iron ; Starting fresh ; King of the radicals ; King's law versus God's law ; Things fall apart -- Kabul rules. After the storm ; Nonaligned nation ; Development, no brakes ; The democracy era ; Rise of the left ; Change by decree ; The Soviet occupation -- Old Afghanistan erupts. The Mujahideen ; Cold war endgame ; From horror to chaos ; Out of the camps ; Taliban versus Mujahideen ; Al Qaeda ; America enters the picture -- The struggle resumes. The Bonn project ; Kabul spring ; The persistence of trouble ; Drugs and corruption ; Talibanism ; The tipping point ; Obama's surges ; All that glitters -- Postscript
Control code
ocn778420376
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 397 p.
Isbn
9781610390941
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012025651
Other control number
40021651465
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)778420376

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