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The War for Afghanistan: A Very Brief History: From
     

The War for Afghanistan: A Very Brief History: From "Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History"

by Thomas Barfield
 

When it invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the United States sought to do something previous foreign powers had never attempted: to create an Afghani state where none existed. More than a decade on, the new regime in Kabul remains plagued by illegitimacy and ineffectiveness. What happened? As Thomas Barfield shows, the history of previous efforts to build governments in

Overview

When it invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the United States sought to do something previous foreign powers had never attempted: to create an Afghani state where none existed. More than a decade on, the new regime in Kabul remains plagued by illegitimacy and ineffectiveness. What happened? As Thomas Barfield shows, the history of previous efforts to build governments in Afghanistan does much to explain the difficulties besetting this newest experiment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400843145
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/06/2012
Series:
Princeton Shorts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
62
Sales rank:
1,055,771
File size:
253 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas Barfield is professor of anthropology at Boston University. His books include The Perilous Frontier: Nomadic Empires and China, 221 BC to AD 1757; The Central Asian Arabs of Afghanistan; and Afghanistan: An Atlas of Indigenous Domestic Architecture.

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