The Taliban

The Taliban

by Noah Berlatsky
     
 

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; ; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; ; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

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School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—This volume centers around four main questions: "Who Are the Taliban?"; "How Should the United States Deal with the Taliban?"; "What Is the Taliban's Relationship with Pakistan?"; and "What Is the Taliban's Relationship with Other Nations?" It is within this framework that key leaders and experts such as Barack Obama, Peter Bergen, and Dmitry Shlapentokh explore issues from America's transitional military strategy to how the U.S. economic crisis has forced Russia and China into an uneasy alliance against the Taliban. Each chapter contains a brief preface and is packed with a diversity of nuanced arguments concerning Pakistan, shaky economics, the Afghan drug trade, and shifting geopolitics. The volume includes a handful of sidebars and charts and concludes with the contact information for related organizations such as the Afghanistan Relief Organization and the U.S.-Afghanistan Women's Council. With fresh, varied perspectives, this book equips students with the critical-thinking skills necessary in a world of ever-increasing partisan extremism.—Brian Odom, Pelham Public Library, AL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737752403
Publisher:
Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date:
02/10/2011
Series:
Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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