The Afghanistan Wars: Second Edition

Hardcover | September 15, 2009

byWilliam Maley

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William Maley provides an authoritative account of the waves of conflict which, for nearly a quarter of a century, devastated much of the country. This new edition has been updated throughout in the light of the latest research and features a new final chapter which examines post-Taliban Afghanistan, bringing the story up to the present day.

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William Maley provides an authoritative account of the waves of conflict which, for nearly a quarter of a century, devastated much of the country. This new edition has been updated throughout in the light of the latest research and features a new final chapter which examines post-Taliban Afghanistan, bringing the story up to the presen...

WILLIAM MALEY is Professor and Director of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at The Australian National University, Australia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.81 × 5.7 × 0.96 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230213138

ISBN - 13:9780230213135

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Map
Introduction
The Road to War
Soviet Strategy, Tactics and Dilemmas
The Development of Afghan Resistance
The Karmal Period 1979-1986
The Najibullah-Gorbachev Period 1986-1989
The Road to Soviet Withdrawal
The Consequences of the Soviet-Afghan War
The Interregnum of Najibullah 1989-92
The Rise and Fall of the Rabbani Government 1992-96
The Rise and Rule of the Taliban 1994-2001
The Fall of the Taliban
Post-Taliban Afghanistan
References
Index

Editorial Reviews

"Maley's book is arguably the key text both for students and researchers on Afghanistan's recent history. Underpinned by extensive scholarship and judicious argumentation, The Afghanistan Wars is also of great relevance to any appraisal of a vital element of US and Western efforts in the 'war on terror.'" -- Gregory Kent, Roehampton University, UK