This book is the first to analyze the institutions, successes, and failures of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, the pro-Soviet regime that sought to dominate the country during the years of the Soviet military presence. Antonio Giustozzi explores the military, political, and social strategies of the predominantly urban and Marxist regime as it struggledand ultimately failedto win the support of a largely rural and Islamic population.
Drawing on many Soviet materials not previously used by Western writers, including unpublished Red Army documents and interviews with participants, Giustozzi provides valuable new insights into the cold war and the rise of Islamic revolt.
|Publisher:||Georgetown University Press|
|Product dimensions:||0.88(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Antonio Giustozzi received a PhD in international relations at the London School of Economics.