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Current History. 2019; 118807143–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2019.118.807.143
Published: 01 April 2019
...Ashley Jackson; Florian Weigand The Taliban are no longer a shadowy insurgency; they are now a full-fledged parallel political order. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Ashley Jackson Florian Weigand Afghanistan Taliban...
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Current History. 2017; 116789136–141 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2017.116.789.136
Published: 01 April 2017
...C. Christine Fair Unless the United States rights its policies with respect to Pakistan, it has no hope of bringing even a modicum of stability to Afghanistan … © 2017 Current History. All rights reserved. 2017 The Regents of the University of California Christine Fair Afghanistan...
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Current History. 2016; 115780136–143 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2016.115.780.136
Published: 01 April 2016
...Thomas Barfield What divides Afghans more than ethnicity or ideology is an unwillingness to share power and a winner-takes-all approach to politics. © 2016 Current History. All rights reserved. 2016 The Regents of the University of California Thomas Barfield Afghanistan civil war...
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Current History. 2015; 114771137–143 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2015.114.771.137
Published: 01 April 2015
...C. Christine Fair If the international community wants to secure the real gains it has made in Afghanistan, it needs to stop obsessing about the troop drawdown and begin figuring out how to avert the funding drawdown that is the single biggest threat to Afghanistan's future. © 2015 Current...
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Current History. 2014; 112751137–143 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2014.113.762.137
Published: 01 April 2014
...Michael J. Boyle Particularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan, drones have stirred up new levels of hostility against the United States and endangered the stability and cooperation of the local governments, with potential long-term consequences for the stability of the South Asian region. © 2014...
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Current History. 2013; 112753152–154 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2013.112.753.152
Published: 01 April 2013
...Shamila N. Chaudhary A spike in Sunni-Shiite violence, increasing collaboration between sectarian and insurgent groups, and US forces' drawdown in neighboring Afghanistan warrant a fresh review of counterterrorism strategy in Pakistan. © 2013 Current History. All rights reserved. 2013 The...
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Current History. 2013; 112753155–157 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2013.112.753.155
Published: 01 April 2013
...William W. Finan, Jr. Three new books examine how it happened that, 12 years after going to war in Afghanistan, the United States and its allies are preparing to withdraw from a nation still largely ungovernable and pervaded by corruption, warlordism, and insecurity. Afghanistan from the Cold...
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Current History. 2012; 111744129–134 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2012.111.744.129
Published: 01 April 2012
... of American withdrawal from the region are making Indians jit- tery about a resurgence of terrorist threats. At the same time, New Delhi likely will strive to wield its growing economic and international influence in Afghanistan as US troops pull out. Although In- dia s engagement probably will not...
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Current History. 2012; 111744135–140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2012.111.744.135
Published: 01 April 2012
... the variation in seminaries across Pakistan and across different religious interpretations. The madrasas she visited had backed the anti-Russian jihad in Afghanistan with US, Saudi, and Pakistani support. Following the publication of Stern s provocative essay and the terrorist strikes of 9/11, the...
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Current History. 2012; 111744123–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2012.111.744.123
Published: 01 April 2012
...Thomas Barfield While many Afghans are highly ambivalent about the presence of foreign forces in their country, they fear a return to civil war even more. 123 Afghanistan s future looks ever more unpre-dictable as international forces now in the country move toward a planned drawdown in 2014...
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Current History. 2012; 111744141–147 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2012.111.744.141
Published: 01 April 2012
... were perched on the other side of a long and porous border with Afghanistan. Soviet spe- cial forces would frequently cross the Durand Line into Pakistani territory in hot pursuit much as American forces controversially do today and local fighters had done for centuries. Zia had his own theory on how...
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Current History. 2012; 11174262–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2012.111.742.62
Published: 01 February 2012
...Robert Muggah; Albert Souza Mulli There are uncanny similarities between Rio de Janeiro's pacification strategy and ongoing counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan and elsewhere. © 2012 Current History. All rights reserved. 2012 The Regents of the University of California Brazil Rio...
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Current History. 2012; 11174119–23 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2012.111.741.19
Published: 01 January 2012
... Bush security Afghanistan strategy George Kennan democracy 19 The United States will have to get used to others saying no when Americans attempt to lead them. America s Outmoded Security Strategy DaviD B. Kanin anD steven e. meyer More than two decades have passed since the end of the...
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Current History. 2011; 110735150–155 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2011.110.735.150
Published: 01 April 2011
...Gary M. Bowman In an apparent effort to box President Obama into a long-term commitment to the war, the generals oversold the troop surge's potential.… Gary Bowman Afghanistan United States Barack Obama George Bush US Central Command Al Qaeda Victor Renuart Tommy Franks Hamid...
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Current History. 2010; 109726138–143 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2010.109.726.138
Published: 01 April 2010
...Stephen P. Cohen The sense of being used, abused, and discarded now constitutes a central theme in Pakistan's ties to America. … © 2010 Current History. All rights reserved. 2010 The Regents of the University of California Pakistan United States Soviet Union India Afghanistan cold...
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Current History. 2010; 109726131–137 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2010.109.726.131
Published: 01 April 2010
...J Alexander Thier Even if all essential parties are interested in a negotiated settlement, getting to yes is no sure thing. © 2010 Current History. All rights reserved. 2010 The Regents of the University of California Afghanistan Hamid Karzai Taliban Pakistan United States Mullah...
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Current History. 2010; 109726173–174 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2010.109.726.173
Published: 01 April 2010
...William W. Finan, Jr. A new book assesses the challenges facing America and its allies in Afghanistan. Many of the challenges are compounded by strategic errors committed by the Bush administration. 173 BOOKS Alexander the Great was stopped there. Genghis Khan and Tamerlane too. The British, rulers...
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Current History. 2004; 103677423–427 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2004.103.677.423
Published: 01 December 2004
... United States Iraq Afghanistan Osama bin Laden George Bush 9-11 Ayman Zawahiri Muslim We know that we re killing a lot, captur-ing a lot, collecting arms, Secretary ofDefense Donald Rumsfeld reportedly told a meeting of defense analysts and retired offi- cers at the Pentagon last year. We...
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Current History. 2004; 103672151–157 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2004.103.672.151
Published: 01 April 2004
... California Pakistan Abdul Qadeer Khan Pervez Musharraf United States Afghanistan Al Qaeda Taliban Kashmir India Hudood Ordinances 151 Musharraf s Pakistan: A Nation on the Edge ALYSSA AYRES Making peace with India may offer the only possible avenue for rolling back the military...
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Current History. 2004; 103672165–170 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2004.103.672.165
Published: 01 April 2004
...Barnett R. Rubin Unlike Iraq, in Afghanistan an international consensus supports common goals for the entire operation, providing a test of whether the ‘international community’ is capable of effective joint action to make societies secure, even when their insecurity threatens the whole world. So...