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The Resource The Taliban revival : violence and extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier, Hassan Abbas

The Taliban revival : violence and extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier, Hassan Abbas

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The Taliban revival : violence and extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier
Title
The Taliban revival
Title remainder
violence and extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier
Statement of responsibility
Hassan Abbas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In autumn 2001, U.S. and NATO troops were deployed to Afghanistan to unseat the Taliban rulers, repressive Islamic fundamentalists who had lent active support to Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda jihadists. The NATO forces defeated and dismantled the Taliban government, scattering its remnants across the country. But despite a more than decade-long attempt to eradicate them, the Taliban endured--regrouping and reestablishing themselves as a significant insurgent movement. Gradually they have regained control of large portions of Afghanistan even as U.S. troops are preparing to depart from the region. In his authoritative and highly readable account, author Hassan Abbas examines how the Taliban not only survived but adapted to their situation in order to regain power and political advantage. Abbas traces the roots of religious extremism in the area and analyzes the Taliban's support base within Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas. In addition, he explores the roles that Western policies and military decision making--not to mention corruption and incompetence in Kabul--have played in enabling the Taliban's return to power"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
954.91/1053
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS389
LC item number
.A225 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Taliban revival : violence and extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier, Hassan Abbas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Setting the scene -- "Intruders are always unwelcome" : Pashtun identity, culture and political history -- Enter at Your Own Risk : Tribes and troubles on Pakistan's unruly Pashtun frontier (1947/2001) -- Holy warriors of an unholy war : the Afghan Jihad and the chaotic rise of the Taliban (1979/2001) -- Goodbye Taliban? The "Gift of Democracy" for a new Afghanistan -- Setting the stage for the Taliban revival in Afghanistan : the role of sanctuaries in Pakistan's FATA -- Islamabad under siege : Red Mosque vigilantes, protesting lawyers and Musharraf versus Bhutto -- The Battle for the soul of Pakistan : the loss of the Swat Valley and the rise of the Pakistani Taliban -- The political economy of Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan : Opium, crime and development funds -- Empowering the Taliban revival? Impact of local politics, regional rivalries and drone strikes -- Conclusion: Hubris and lack of vision versus hope and prospects for reform
Control code
ocn862098506
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300178845
Lccn
2014002669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The Taliban revival : violence and extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier, Hassan Abbas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Setting the scene -- "Intruders are always unwelcome" : Pashtun identity, culture and political history -- Enter at Your Own Risk : Tribes and troubles on Pakistan's unruly Pashtun frontier (1947/2001) -- Holy warriors of an unholy war : the Afghan Jihad and the chaotic rise of the Taliban (1979/2001) -- Goodbye Taliban? The "Gift of Democracy" for a new Afghanistan -- Setting the stage for the Taliban revival in Afghanistan : the role of sanctuaries in Pakistan's FATA -- Islamabad under siege : Red Mosque vigilantes, protesting lawyers and Musharraf versus Bhutto -- The Battle for the soul of Pakistan : the loss of the Swat Valley and the rise of the Pakistani Taliban -- The political economy of Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan : Opium, crime and development funds -- Empowering the Taliban revival? Impact of local politics, regional rivalries and drone strikes -- Conclusion: Hubris and lack of vision versus hope and prospects for reform
Control code
ocn862098506
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300178845
Lccn
2014002669
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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