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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 140–145.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili The two-decade effort by the United States and its NATO allies to build a modern liberal state in Afghanistan envisioned electoral democracy replacing village councils and other forms of customary authority. But citizens still rely on these community-based bodies...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 143–148.
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) 116 (789): 136–141.
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) 115 (780): 136–143.
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) 114 (771): 137–143.
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) 113 (762): 137–143.
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. Michael...
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Current History (2013) 112 (753): 152–154.
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...
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Current History (2013) 112 (753): 155–157.
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) 111 (744): 129–134.
Published: 01 April 2012
... 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 rise to the level...
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Current History (2012) 111 (744): 135–140.
Published: 01 April 2012
... 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 Inter- national Crisis...
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Current History (2012) 111 (744): 123–128.
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) 111 (744): 141–147.
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) 111 (742): 62–66.
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) 111 (741): 19–23.
Published: 01 January 2012
... States has spent on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are so enormous, and have been handled so poorly, that it is difficult to cal- culate the exact expenditures. In 2010 the econo- mists Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes estimated that the cost of American involvement in Iraq ul- timately will exceed $3...
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Current History (2011) 110 (735): 150–155.
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.… © 2011 Current History. All rights reserved. 2011 The Regents of the University of California Gary Bowman Afghanistan United States...
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Current History (2010) 109 (726): 138–143.
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) 109 (726): 131–137.
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) 109 (726): 173–174.
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. In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan , by Seth G. Jones . Norton...
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Current History (2004) 103 (677): 423–427.
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) 103 (672): 151–157.
Published: 01 April 2004
... of 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...