Taliban Phenomenon: Afghanistan 1994-1997 With an afterword covering Major event since 1997
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Book ID : 6221
ISBN-10 : 81-7062-107-0 / 8170621070
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7062-107-2 / 9788170621072
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
xviii, 298p., Maps, Tables, Gloss., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Background; 2. Genesis of the Taliban phenomenon; 3. The military dimension; 4. Reconciliation efforts by Rabbani's government before the fall of Kabul; 5. The drug problem in Taliban controlled areas; 6. Pakistan's policy towards the Taliban; 7. The roles and interests of other powers; 8.The United Nations. 9; Military balance. 10. Impact on the religion; 11. Future prospects; Conclusion; Afterword; Appendices: i. Biographical sketches of important personalities; ii. The Peshawar accord; iii. The Islamabad declaration; iv. Text of the agreement on Narcotics control; v. Extract from the report of the Secretary General on the situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace; vi. Chronology of events.
Ever since the Taliban gained international attention, numerous articles have appeared on their origin, intentions, and capabilities. Many observers have expressed their opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of the Taliban, but no comprehensive study has yet been carried out on this new phenomenon which suddenly appeared on the Afghan horizon. This book gives a comprehensive account of the origin of the Taliban movement and the reasons for its phenomenal success. The impact of the ethnic divide on Afghanistan's future and the repercussions of the Taliban's extreme religious views on Pakistan and other neighbouring countries, has been examined in depth. Pakistan's Afghan policy, after the emergence of the student militia, has been critically analysed to see if its has served country's long-term interests. The author has tapped primary sources which give a great deal of originality and authenticity to the book.