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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300063769
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 11/29/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Map of Afghanistan
Pt. 1 From Buffer State to Regional Conflict 1
1 The Failure of International Conflict Resolution 4
2 The International System, State Formation, and Political Conflict 16
Pt. 2 Negotiating the Geneva Accords 31
3 Structures of War and Negotiation: Aftermath of the Soviet Intervention 34
4 International Conflict and Cooperation: A Game Theoretical Model 45
5 Progress and Stalemate: The Geneva Talks and the Soviet Succession Crisis 57
6 New Thinking and the Geneva Accords 68
Pt. 3 Afghanistan After the Cold War: From Regional Conflict to Failed State 93
7 Cooperation Between the Superpowers 96
8 Decline of Hegemonic Control 112
9 From Conflict Resolution to State Disintegration 125
Appendix A. Financing of Government Expenditure, 1952-88 147
Appendix B. Political Actors in Afghanistan, 1973-95 150
Notes 157
Bibliography 175
Index 183
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