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A bitter harvest : US foreign policy and Afghanistan

This work explores the role and influence of the actors involved in Afghanistan's internal conflict, including the various ethnic and religious groups and external powers such as the United States and the Soviet Union.
eBook, English, 2016
Routledge, London [England], 2016
1 online resource (213 pages)
9780754636151, 9781351962872, 0754636151, 1351962876
Contents: Introduction: the renewed importance of Afghanistan in US policy; The ethnic actors; Colonialism and the history of conflict; The failure of the post-colonial Afghan state; US policy at the dawn of the Cold War; The turn to the Soviet Union; 1979: the invasion and the Mujahideen; The Taliban and post-Cold War US policy; September 11 and the fall of the Taliban; Conclusion: the present and future US role; Bibliography; Index.