TITLE

Fault lines in the sand

AUTHOR(S)
Semple, Michael
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
New Statesman;7/4/2011, Vol. 140 Issue 5060, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses politics and government in Afghanistan, the Taliban militia group, and the civil war that has been taking place since 1978. It is noted that the Taliban leadership try to conduct the war as if it was not a civil war, but one that they must wage against the British and U.S. forces stationed there because they are a "religious national liberation movement," meaning that they can avoid fighting with the Northern Alliance. Other topics include the Bonn Agreement, a plan created following the invasion of Afghanistan by the U.S. in 2001, and the war on terror.
ACCESSION #
62255305

 

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