The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan

The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674026902
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 02/15/2008
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Robert D. Crews is Associate Professor of History at Stanford University.

Amin Tarzi is the Director of Middle East Studies, Marine Corps University.

Table of Contents

Maps vii

Note on Transliteration ix

Introduction Robert D. Crews Amin Tarzi 1

1 Explaining the Taliban's Ability to Mobilize the Pashtuns Abdulkader Sinno 59

2 The Rise and Fall of the Taliban Neamatollah Nojumi 90

3 The Taliban, Women, and the Hegelian Private Sphere Juan R. I. Cole 118

4 Taliban and Talibanism in Historical Perspective M. Nazif Shahrani 155

5 Remembering the Taliban Lutz Rzehak 182

6 Fraternity, Power, and Time in Central Asia Robert L. Canfield 212

7 Moderate Taliban? Robert D. Crews 238

8 The Neo-Taliban Amin Tarzi 274

Epilogue: Afghanistan and the Pax Americana Atiq Sarwari Robert D. Crews 311

Notes 359

Contributors 419

Acknowledgments 421

Index 423

What People are Saying About This

Ronald E. Neumann

Tarzi and Crews' account of the Taliban's historical and political evolution provides a most useful and important perspective on strategic thinking. Issues that bedeviled the Taliban endure, and this timely book underlines the scope of the problem.
Ronald E. Neumann, former Ambassador to Afghanistan

Tarzi and Crews' account of the Taliban's historical and political evolution provides a most useful and important perspective on strategic thinking. Issues that bedeviled the Taliban endure, and this timely book underlines the scope of the problem.

David Edwards

Bringing the story of a poorly understood but suddenly vitally important political movement up to date, the authors provide new perspectives on a revitalized Taliban that again threatens the stability of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
David Edwards, Williams College

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