`Students of religion' crucify Afghanistan
- AFTER AMERICA. Filkins, Dexter // New Yorker;7/9/2012, Vol. 88 Issue 20, p54
The article examines the status of Afghanistan leading up to the 2014 withdrawal of U.S. troops and the possible consequences. Particular attention is given to the possibility of a civil war, similar to one experienced in the 1990s when the Soviet Union-supported government was overthrown. Other...
- INTERVIEW WITH AHMAD SHAH MASOOD. // Dialogue & Universalism;2001, Vol. 11 Issue 11/12, p107
Presents an interview with Ahmad Shah Masood, the legendary commander of democratic anti-Taliban opposition, on the historical and ethnic background of Afghanistan civil war. Character of the Taliban rules; Personal views of Masood on the success of the Taliban force; Opinion on the relations...
- Political Conditions. // Afghanistan Country Review;2001/2002, p15
Provides an overview on political conditions in Afghanistan. Taliban faction's takeover of the Afghan government under President Rabbani; Official change of the country's name to the Islamic State of Afghanistan; Breakdown of negotiations between the Taliban and opposition forces.
- Principal Government Officials. // Afghanistan Country Review;2001/2002, p20
Provides an overview on the government structure of Afghanistan. Islamic Taliban members' takeover of the Afghan government; Percentage of the country under the Taliban control.
- Government Organization. // Afghanistan Country Review;2001/2002, p20
Provides an overview on government organization in Afghanistan. Transitional type of government; Taliban's declaration of itself as the legitimate government of Afghanistan; Non-functioning legislative and judicial branches of the government; Administrative divisions.
- AFGHANISTAN OVERVIEW. // International Debates;May2012, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p4
The article presents information on the history, economy and relations of Afghanistan with other countries. Afghanistan is a historic trade and invasion route in which Pashtuns make up the largest ethnic group. The Soviet invaded the country in 1979 but was eventually drove out of the country,...
- Neighbors have their own designs on Afghanistan. Marquand, Robert // Christian Science Monitor;8/26/99, Vol. 91 Issue 190, p7
Focuses on how the Taliban force's efforts to take over Afghanistan, a country ravaged by tribal and civil wars, has impacted relations between Iran and Pakistan.
- INDOMITABLE AFGHANISTAN. Tanner, Stephen // Military History;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p26
The article discusses the capability of Afghanistan to resist invasion by some empires throughout ancient and medieval period and during the Cold War. The country's terrain is cited as one of the factors that makes the region a formidable military target. It was stated that Persia was the first...
- The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan: Mass Mobilization, Civil War, and the Future of the Region. Brown, Carl // Foreign Affairs;May/Jun2002, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p175
'The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan: Mass Mobilization, Civil War, and the Future of the Region,' by Neamatollah Nojumi, looks at Afghan history beginning with King Amanallah, who ruled from 1919-1929. The author concludes that state-building, needed even more now, requires a third movement...