The Search for Peace in Afghanistan: From Buffer State to Failed State / Edition 1

The Search for Peace in Afghanistan: From Buffer State to Failed State / Edition 1

by Barnett R. Rubin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300063768

ISBN-13: 9780300063769

Pub. Date: 11/29/1995

Publisher: Yale University Press

Afghanistan's fourteen-year-long civil war erupted in 1978 and ended in the disintegration of a state that was first hyperarmed by the superpowers and then abandoned by them. This book analyzes the part played by international politics in this debacle, discussing how changing patterns of strategic conflict and cooperation have affected international negotiations over…  See more details below

Overview

Afghanistan's fourteen-year-long civil war erupted in 1978 and ended in the disintegration of a state that was first hyperarmed by the superpowers and then abandoned by them. This book analyzes the part played by international politics in this debacle, discussing how changing patterns of strategic conflict and cooperation have affected international negotiations over Afghanistan from the period of the civil war to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300063769
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/29/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Map of Afghanistan
Pt. 1From Buffer State to Regional Conflict1
1The Failure of International Conflict Resolution4
2The International System, State Formation, and Political Conflict16
Pt. 2Negotiating the Geneva Accords31
3Structures of War and Negotiation: Aftermath of the Soviet Intervention34
4International Conflict and Cooperation: A Game Theoretical Model45
5Progress and Stalemate: The Geneva Talks and the Soviet Succession Crisis57
6New Thinking and the Geneva Accords68
Pt. 3Afghanistan After the Cold War: From Regional Conflict to Failed State93
7Cooperation Between the Superpowers96
8Decline of Hegemonic Control112
9From Conflict Resolution to State Disintegration125
Appendix A. Financing of Government Expenditure, 1952-88147
Appendix B. Political Actors in Afghanistan, 1973-95150
Notes157
Bibliography175
Index183

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