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Afghanistan on the edge of a political abyss

Saikal, Amin


Ten years into the war on terror, the Karzai government and its international backers, namely the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), continue to face bleak prospects in Afghanistan. The country suffers from political uncertainty and instability, with a resurgent Taliban movement in control of vast swaths of territory. This article argues that five key factors have interacted inauspiciously to contribute to this situation-the mosaic nature of the Afghan society, an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: International Studies
DOI: 10.1177/002088171104700102


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