An Enemy We Created: The Myth of the Taliban-Al Qaeda Merger in Afghanistan

An Enemy We Created: The Myth of the Taliban-Al Qaeda Merger in Afghanistan

by Alex Strick van Linschoten, Felix Kuehn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199325252
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/12/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 550
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn are researchers and writers. They have worked in Afghanistan since 2006, focusing on the Taliban insurgency and the history of southern Afghanistan over the past four decades. They are the co-editors of a Taliban memoir entitled My Life with the Taliban.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing TalQaeda
2. Forebears (1970-1979)
3. Jihad (1979-1990)
4. Rethink (1990-1994)
5. Closer and Farther (1994-1998)
6. A Bone in the Throat (1998-2001)
7. September 11, 2001
8. Collapse (2001-2003)
9. Redux (2003-2009)
10. The Forge (2010)
11. Conclusion

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