TITLE

Circle Game

AUTHOR(S)
Soskis, Benjamin
PUB. DATE
November 2001
SOURCE
New Republic;11/12/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 20, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents information on the Afghan tradition of a Grand Council, in which tribal and religious leaders assemble to make important decisions. View that the loya jirga is the best hope for laying the foundation of a stable government in a post-Taliban Afghanistan; Information on the fact that the Grand Council is rooted in both the tribal relations of ancient Afghan history and the Koranic concept of the shura, a consultative council of Islamic scholars; Views of Zahir Shah, exiled king of Afghanistan, on loya jirga; Support of Russia to the Northern Alliance.
ACCESSION #
5478981

 

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