Описание: Traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in Afghanistan, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. This title introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in this volatile region of the world.
Автор: Hopkins B D Название: Making of Modern Afghanistan ISBN: 0230302378 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230302372 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 3134 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Examines the evolution of the modern Afghan state in the shadow of Britain`s imperial presence in South Asia during the first half of the nineteenth century, and challenges the staid assumptions that the Afghans were little more than pawns in a larger Anglo-Russian imperial rivalry known as the `Great Game`.
Автор: Baiza Название: Education in Afghanistan ISBN: 0415621992 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415621991 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 13860 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A comprehensive and up to date study of the history of education in Afghanistan since 1901, this book demonstrates how modern education emerged and charts its fluctuating process of development, regression and destruction. Combining historical and contemporary analysis of key international and national, political, and historical issues from the late nineteenth century to the present day, Education in Afghanistan examines; religion, modernism, tribal and ethnic conflict, language discrimination, foreign invasions, war, and international assistance through the lens of education. An in-depth understanding of these elements will provide alternative approaches to addressing the on-going conflict in Afghanistan, which has a direct effect on the overall educational development and policy-making decisions in the country. Offering a new perspective to the conflict in Afghanistan by addressing its impact on education, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers interested in the formation of education policy, social and political reform in the Middle East, and Islamic Studies.
Автор: Rubin, Barnett R. Название: Afghanistan in the Post-Cold War Era ISBN: 0199791120 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199791125 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 4078 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Barnett Rubin has been one of the world's leading authorities on Afghanistan for over two decades, and in this work, he offers a comprehensive portrait of that country's tumultuous recent history. The book begins by tracing how Afghanistan became the first major post-Cold War conflict, and how Islamic radicalism took hold there. The second part focuses on the transitional period between the fall of the Taliban in late 2001/early 2002 and the emergence of the Karzai government. The third part considers the wide variety of state building efforts in Afghanistan this past decade. Given the war, the massive opium trade, and the government's rampant corruption, achieving reform has been extraordinarily difficult, to say the least. The final part of the book starts with the present situation of intensified war and offers some ideas for moving forward from a state of constant war to a more stable society with better governance. Combining a deep knowledge of recent Afghan history with unmatched
Автор: Beckett Название: The British Army and the First World War ISBN: 052118374X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521183741 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2300 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is a major new history of the British army during the Great War written by three leading military historians. Ian Beckett, Timothy Bowman and Mark Connelly survey operations on the Western Front and throughout the rest of the world as well as the army's social history, pre-war and wartime planning and strategy, the maintenance of discipline and morale and the lasting legacy of the First World War on the army's development. They assess the strengths and weaknesses of the army between 1914 and 1918, engaging with key debates around the adequacy of British generalship and whether or not there was a significant 'learning curve' in terms of the development of operational art during the course of the war. Their findings show how, despite limitations of initiative and innovation amongst the high command, the British army did succeed in developing the effective combined arms warfare necessary for victory in 1918.
Автор: Knight Paul Название: British Army in Mesopotamia, 1914-1918 ISBN: 0786470496 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780786470495 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 6557 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: When war broke out between the British and Turkish empires in 1914, the 6th (Poona) Division sailed from India to Basra to bolster Britain's allies, deny the port to enemy shipping, and secure Britain's Persian oil supplies. Further expansion followed: the capture of Al-Amara was the British Army's greatest victory of 1915. When an advance on Baghdad was repulsed, the Siege of Kut became the British Army's longest siege and greatest surrender. Attempts to relieve Kut led to unsuccessful battles that were bloody and muddy even by Western Front standards. Under new leadership, revitalized and reinforced, the British avenged their defeat when Baghdad was captured in March 1917. Thereafter, the British Empire committed, in campaigns of limited value to the overall war effort, huge levels of manpower and materiel desperately needed elsewhere. What was created was modern Iraq and the first Arab government in Baghdad in over 400 years.
Автор: Roy Kaushik Название: War and Society in Afghanistan ISBN: 019809910X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198099109 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2645 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This monograph analyses the rhythms of war and the geopolitical significance of Afghanistan with a focus on the interrelated concepts of weak/rentier state, great power rivalry and counter-insurgency. It analyses why the Mughal, the British, the Soviets, and the Americans won the conventional wars in Afghanistan but were defeated in the unconventional ones. It takes a comprehensive view of the history of the region and provides a political and military narrative ofconventional and unconventional war in Afghanistan during the last five centuries.
Автор: Maley William Название: Afghanistan Wars ISBN: 0230213146 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230213142 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 3134 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: William Maley provides an authoritative account of the waves of conflict which, for nearly a quarter of a century, devastated much of the country. This new edition has been updated throughout in the light of the latest research and features a new final chapter which examines post-Taliban Afghanistan, bringing the story up to the present day.
Описание: In February 1989, the CIA's chief in Islamabad famously cabled headquarters a simple message: "We Won." It was an understated coda to the most successful covert intelligence operation in American history. In What We Won , CIA and National Security Council veteran Bruce Riedel tells the story of America's secret war in Afghanistan and the defeat of the Soviet 40th Red Army in the war that proved to be the final battle of the cold war. He seeks to answer one simple question - why did this intelligence operation succeed so brilliantly?Riedel has the vantage point few others can offer: He was ensconced in the CIA's Operations Center when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan on Christmas Eve 1979. The invasion took the intelligence community by surprise. But the response, initiated by Jimmy Carter and accelerated by Ronald Reagan, was a masterful intelligence enterprise. Many books have been written about intelligence failures - from Pearl Harbor to 9/11. Much less has been written about how and why intelligence operations succeed. The answer is complex. It involves both the weaknesses and mistakes of America's enemies, as well as good judgment and strengths of the United States. Riedel introduces and explores the complex personalities pitted in the war - the Afghan communists, the Russians, the Afghan mujahedin, the Saudis, and the Pakistanis. And then there are the Americans - in this war, no Americans fought on the battlefield. The CIA did not send officers into Afghanistan to fight or even to train. In 1989, victory for the American side of the cold war seemed complete. Now we can see that a new era was also beginning in the Afghan war in the 1980s, the era of the global jihad. This book examines the lessons we can learn from this intelligence operation for the future and makes some observations on what came next in Afghanistan - and what is likely yet to come.
Описание: Examines the relationships between soldiers and their wives during the long eighteenth century in Britain, particularly focusing on the wives who stayed at home while their husbands went to war.
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