War, Politics And Society In Afghanistan

War, Politics And Society In Afghanistan

by Antonio Giustozzi


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War, Politics And Society In Afghanistan by Antonio Giustozzi

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 struggled—and ultimately failed—to 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Drawing on many Soviet materials not previously used by Western writers, including unpublished Red Army documents and interviews with participants, Giustozzi provides valuable new insights into the cold war and the rise of Islamic revolt.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878407583
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2000
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 996,798
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.

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