TITLE

MODERN AFGHANISTAN

AUTHOR(S)
Rhodes, Fred
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Middle East;Feb2005, Issue 353, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the book "Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival," by Amin Saikal. Afghanistan's history is a sad one--Soviet invasion in 1979; Pakistan-backed internal conflict in the 1980s; the Taliban regime during the 1990s and then the U.S. invasion after the catastrophe of September 11, 2001. The late 20th century pushed Afghanistan to the forefront of world politics. Saikal identifies Afghanistan's inability to develop stable political structures as stemming from the inter-dynastic rivalries that scarred the successive royal families from the end of the 18th century until the pro-Communist coup of April 1978.
ACCESSION #
15952114

 

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