Chaos in Kabul

Chaos in Kabul Author Gérard de Villiers
ISBN-10 9780804169349
Release 2014-10-28
Pages 320
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As U.S. troops prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan, and the Taliban is poised to take over, the CIA calls upon the Austrian aristocrat Malko Linge to execute a dangerous and delicate plan to restore stability to the region. On the ground in Kabul, Malko reconnects with an old flame and hires a South African mercenary to assist with his mission. But Malko doesn't know whom he can trust. His every move is monitored by President Karzai's entourage, Taliban leaders, a seductive American journalist--and a renegade within the CIA itself. Before he can pull off his plan, Malko is kidnapped and nearly killed. When he finally manages to escape, he finds himself alone and running for his life in a hostile city. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Negotiation Simulation

Negotiation Simulation Author William B. Walpert
ISBN-10 OCLC:853620091
Release 2013
Pages 54
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This is a simulation developed for the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, involving development, political and diplomatic negotiation, and crisis in Afghanistan. The materials were created for an eight-hour game taking place at Georgetown on January 26, 2013 and involving students from the Global Human Development program. The simulation is a hypothetical -- yet plausible -- scenario set in Afghanistan in the year 2015. Lt Col William Walpert, an Associate at ISD during the 2012-13 academic year, created this simulation to emphasize the goals of the Global Human Development program.

Confronting the Chaos

Confronting the Chaos Author Sean Maloney
ISBN-10 9781612517841
Release 2014-08-31
Pages 292
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While there is a vast amount of literature available on Iraqi operations, until now little has been written about the counterinsurgency and stabilization operations in Afghanistan. With this book, a Canadian military historian, who has observed field operations in Afghanistan since 2003, offers a clear view of what is happening in that country. It is the first to look at units unknown to most Americans—the provincial reconstruction teams, the embedded training teams, the strategic advisory team, among others—that helped the Afghan people establish a government. Working shoulder to shoulder with Afghans at all levels of society and at great personal risk, these international teams, the author argues, helped stave off a civil war and prevented the insurgents from exploiting the chaos. Dr. Maloney observed the efforts of these teams as they unfolded in 2004 and 2005. His personal story takes readers on a journey from Badkashan province, the exotic and poppy-laden land in the north; to Kabul, the intrigued-filled capital; to Kandahar province in the south, where the threat of IED attacks was a daily occurrence. His astute observations about this international effort and how the Taliban has evolved are certain to help readers better understand the situation in Afghanistan today. His book is the first to provide details about how the reconstruction teams were organized, how they worked, and the problems they encountered while attempting to stabilize the provinces. Maloney argues that the war in Afghanistan is unique and the country and its people, as well as its insurgents, must be taken on their own terms, not in relationship to the American experience in Iraq, Vietnam, or any other conflict.

Salaam Alaikum Kabul

Salaam Alaikum Kabul Author Carlo Padilla
ISBN-10 9783837049763
Release 2009
Pages 374
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Tagebuch mit Parallelen aus dem militarischen Alltag Afghanistan ist ein Land voller Gegensatze. Wie es in diesem fernen und doch durch tagliche Medienberichte fur uns so nahen Land wirklich aussieht, weiss kaum einer besser zu berichten als Carlo Padilla. Er stellt sein nicht alltagliches Leben - eigentlich Uberleben - und Arbeiten in der Hochrisikoumgebung von Kabul vor. Dabei legt er besonderen Wert auf die Schilderung seiner ganz personlichen Erfahrungen. Der Autor berichtet uber die Lebens- und Arbeitsbedingungen in dem geschundenen Land mit seiner reizvollen Landschaft am Hindukusch sowie der uberschwanglischen Gastfreundchaft seiner Bewohner. Dabei prasentiert er Sichtweisen, die wir von unseren Medien so nicht kennen. Seine Einblicke in das Alltagsleben vermitteln Erstaunliches, Humorvolles und Skurriles gleichermasse

Descent into Chaos

Descent into Chaos Author Ahmed Rashid
ISBN-10 1440631042
Release 2008-06-03
Pages 560
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author provides a shocking analysis of the crisis in Pakistan and the renewed radicalism threatening Afghanistan and the West. Ahmed Rashid is “Pakistan’s best and bravest reporter” (Christopher Hitchens). His unique knowledge of this vast and complex region allows him a panoramic vision and nuance that no Western writer can emulate. His book Taliban first introduced American readers to the brutal regime that hijacked Afghanistan and harbored the terrorist group responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Now, Rashid examines the region and the corridors of power in Washington and Europe to see how the promised nation building in these countries has pro-gressed. His conclusions are devastating: An unstable and nuclear-armed Pakistan, a renewed al’ Qaeda profiting from a booming opium trade, and a Taliban resurgence and reconquest. While Iraq continues to attract most of American media and military might, Rashid argues that Pakistan and Afghanistan are where the conflict will finally be played out and that these failing states pose a graver threat to global security than the Middle East. Benazir Bhutto’s assassination and the crisis in Pakistan are only the beginning. Rashid assesses what her death means for the region and the future. Rashid has unparalleled access to the figures in this global drama, and provides up-to-the-minute analysis better than anyone else. Descent Into Chaos will do for Central Asia what Thomas Rick’s Fiasco did for Iraq — offer a blistering critique of the Bush administration and an impassioned call to correct our failed strategy in the region.

Nation Building in Afghanistan

Nation Building in Afghanistan Author Martina Meienberg
ISBN-10 9783531195360
Release 2012-10-15
Pages 341
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Im Dezember 2001 wurde auf dem deutschen Petersberg ein ehrgeiziges Ziel gefasst: Afghanistan sollte befriedet, neu aufgebaut und demokratisiert werden. Doch zwischen dem Sturz der Taliban Ende 2001 und dem angekündigten Strategiewechsel des amerikanischen Präsidenten Obama im Dezember 2009 liegen rund acht erfolglose Jahre Krieg und Wiederaufbau am Hindukusch. Martina Meienberg analysiert, warum der politische Wiederaufbau in Afghanistan bisher in vielen Bereichen gescheitert ist. Die Untersuchung des Fallbeispiels zeigt, wie sich die Interventionen auf das Verhalten verschiedener Akteure, u.a. der Regierung Karzai, der Taliban und der Bundeswehrmitglieder, ausgewirkt haben.

Wof r wir k mpfen

Wof  r wir k  mpfen Author Tino Käßner
ISBN-10 9783641059934
Release 2011-08-12
Pages 320
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Das Schicksal einer Soldatenfamilie: intim, facettenreich und ohne falsche Sentimentalität erzählt Was als humanitärer Einsatz der Bundeswehr begann, wird heute offen als Krieg in Afghanistan bezeichnet. Die Opfer auf deutscher Seite wurden jahrelang tabuisiert. Eines von ihnen ist Tino Käßner. Durch einen Selbstmordanschlag hat er seinen rechten Unterschenkel verloren. Doch er nimmt die Herausforderung an, das Beste daraus zu machen. Heute ist er Botschafter der Kriegsopferfürsorge und begeisterter Radleistungssportler. Zusammen mit seiner Frau Antje gewährt er uns einen Einblick in ihren Alltag. Sie zeigen, dass der eigentliche Lebenskampf erst nach dem Anschlag an der Front begonnen hat. Nach und nach wird deutlich, dass hier nicht ein Einzelschicksal beschrieben wird, sondern wie die Gesellschaft insgesamt mit diesem Thema umgeht. Tod oder Versehrtheit gehören zum Berufsrisiko eines Soldaten dazu. Für einen Außenstehenden kaum verständlich. Wie entscheidet man sich, dieses Risiko auf sich zu nehmen, und wie geht man damit um, wenn man mit den Konsequenzen leben muss?

The Thistle and the Drone

The Thistle and the Drone Author Akbar Ahmed
ISBN-10 9780815723790
Release 2013-02-27
Pages 424
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In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments and the largely rural Muslim tribal societies on the peripheries of both Muslim and non-Muslim nations. The center and the periphery are engaged in a mutually destructive civil war across the globe, a conflict that has been intensified by the war on terror. Conflicts between governments and tribal societies predate the war on terror in many regions, from South Asia to the Middle East to North Africa, pitting those in the centers of power against those who live in the outlying provinces. Akbar Ahmed's unique study demonstrates that this conflict between the center and the periphery has entered a new and dangerous stage with U.S. involvement after 9/11 and the deployment of drones, in the hunt for al Qaeda, threatening the very existence of many tribal societies. American firepower and its vast anti-terror network have turned the war on terror into a global war on tribal Islam. And too often the victims are innocent children at school, women in their homes, workers simply trying to earn a living, and worshipers in their mosques. Battered by military attacks or drone strikes one day and suicide bombers the next, the tribes bemoan, "Every day is like 9/11 for us." In The Thistle and the Drone, the third volume in Ahmed's groundbreaking trilogy examining relations between America and the Muslim world, the author draws on forty case studies representing the global span of Islam to demonstrate how the U.S. has become involved directly or indirectly in each of these societies. The study provides the social and historical context necessary to understand how both central governments and tribal societies have become embroiled in America's war. Beginning with Waziristan and expanding to societies in Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere, Ahmed offers a fresh approach to the conflicts studied and presents an unprecedented paradigm for understanding and winning the war on terror. The Thistle and the Drone was the 2013 Foreword Reviews Gold winner for Political Science.

Another Century of War

Another Century of War Author Gabriel Kolko
ISBN-10 9781595587282
Release 2011-05-10
Pages 184
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Another Century of War? is a candid and critical look at America’s “new wars” by a brilliant and provocative analyst of its old ones. Gabriel Kolko’s masterly studies of conflict have redefined our views of modern warfare and its effects; in this urgent and timely treatise, he turns his attention to our current crisis and the dark future it portends. Another Century of War? insists that the roots of terrorism lie in America’s own cynical policies in the Middle East and Afghanistan, a half-century of real politik justified by crusades for oil and against communism. The latter threat has disappeared, but America has become even more ambitious in its imperialist adventures and, as the recent crisis proves, even less secure. America, Kolko contends, reacts to the complexity of world affairs with its advanced technology and superior firepower, not with realistic political response and negotiation. He offers a critical and well-informed assessment of whether such a policy offers any hope of attaining greater security for America. Raising the same hard-hitting questions that made his Century of War a “crucial” (Globe and Mail) assessment of our age of conflict, Kolko asks whether the wars of the future will end differently from those in our past.

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ISBN-10 9781428957800
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Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan

Derailing Democracy in Afghanistan Author Noah Coburn
ISBN-10 9780231535748
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 288
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This volume shows how Afghani elections since 2004 have threatened to derail the country's fledgling democracy. Examining presidential, parliamentary, and provincial council elections and conducting interviews with more than one hundred candidates, officials, community leaders, and voters, the text shows how international approaches to Afghani elections have misunderstood the role of local actors, who have hijacked elections in their favor, alienated communities, undermined representative processes, and fueled insurgency, fostering a dangerous disillusionment among Afghan voters.

Nation Ethnicity and the Conflict in Afghanistan

Nation  Ethnicity and the Conflict in Afghanistan Author Raghav Sharma
ISBN-10 9781317090120
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 198
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Ethnic and tribal loyalties in Afghanistan provided the lethal cocktail for the violent conflict that engulfed the country following the collapse of the Soviet backed government in 1992. The ensuing fighting between mujahideen groups paved the way for the tectonic social and political shifts, which continue to shape events today. What accounts for the emergence of ethnicity, as the main cause of conflict in Afghanistan? What moved people to respond with such fervour and intensity to calls for ethnic solidarity? This book attempts to make sense of ethnicity’s decisive role in Afghanistan through a comprehensive exploration of its nature and perception. Based on new data, generated through interviews, field notes and participant observations, Sharma maps the increased role of ethnicity in Afghan national politics. Key social, political and historical processes that facilitated its emergence as the pre-dominant fault-line of conflict are explored, moving away from grand political and military narrative to instead engage with zones of conflict as social spaces. This book will be of interest to students and scholars working in politics, ethnic studies and security studies.

Kleine Geschichte Afghanistans

Kleine Geschichte Afghanistans Author Conrad Schetter
ISBN-10 9783406716690
Release 2017-08-29
Pages 173
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Kaum ein anderes Land ist politisch und kulturell so vielfältig wie Afghanistan. Unterschiedliche Sprachen, Ethnien, Religionen und mächtige Clans verhinderten immer wieder eine nationale staatliche Einheit, aber auch die Kontrolle fremder Mächte über das Land. Selbst nach Jahren ist es den USA nicht gelungen, die Taliban zu besiegen. Conrad Schetter schildert Geschichte und Kultur Afghanistans von der Antike über die großen Eroberungs- und Einwanderungswellen bis heute. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf den letzten beiden Jahrhunderten, in denen sich die Spannungen zwischen Stadt und Land, zwischen Moderne und Tradition immer wieder in Rebellionen und Kriegen entluden. Das Buch beschreibt die Wirren des seit 1979 andauernden Bürgerkriegs, die islamistische Herrschaft der Taliban und die Invasion der USA nach dem 11. September 2001. Wer diese konzise und kenntnisreiche Darstellung gelesen hat, wird besser verstehen, warum das zerklüftete Land am Hindukusch auch nach jahrelangen Anstrengungen des Westens nicht zur Ruhe kommt.

Doomed in Afghanistan

Doomed in Afghanistan Author Phillip Corwin
ISBN-10 0813531713
Release 2003-01
Pages 241
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"In April 1992, Phillip Corwin was in Afghanistan as part of a United Nations team whose mission was to help ensure the transfer of power from the Soviet-installed communist regime of President Najibullah to an interim authority that would prepare for elections. Some years after the Soviet Union withdrew from Afghanistan, Najibullah's regime crumbled, and he was convinced to resign, with the understanding that he would be evacuated to a neutral country (India). Due to a series of miscalculations and machinations, the UN's diplomatic mission failed. Kabul fell to groups of mujahadin before Najibullah could be evacuated and before an interim authority could be installed. The inability of the various mujahadin factions to unite led to their eventual defeat by the Taliban, who four years later routed Najibullah from his safe haven at the UN compound and executed him."--BOOK JACKET.

Strategic chaos and Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan

Strategic chaos and Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
ISBN-10 PSU:000063521979
Release 2008
Pages 59
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Jahrbuch Innere F hrung 2013

Jahrbuch Innere F  hrung 2013 Author Uwe Hartmann
ISBN-10 9783937885674
Release 2013-08-19
Pages 404
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„Ich habe genug dumme Offiziere erlebt“, antwortete der damalige Verteidigungsminister Helmut Schmidt, als er Anfang der 70er Jahre nach der Notwendigkeit der Neugründung der beiden Hochschulen der Bundeswehr in Hamburg und München gefragt wurde. Wissenschaft ist nicht nur die Grundlage für die Bildung des Offizierskorps der Bundeswehr als verlässliche Staatsbürger in Uniform oder als künftige Führungskräfte auf dem zivilen Arbeitsmarkt, sondern auch für ihre Aufgaben als militärische Führer im Einsatz. Nie war Bildung so wertvoll wie heute, könnte man angesichts zahlreicher zeitgleicher Einsätze der Bundeswehr in Europa, Asien und Afrika feststellen. Wie aber steht es um den Beitrag von Wissenschaft und akademischer Bildung für die Bundeswehr und ihre Einsatzorientierung? Es geht hier vor allem um die Frage, wie das, was Wissenschaften bieten können und könnten, für die Bundeswehr, für die akademische Bildung ihres Personals sowie für die möglichst erfolgreiche Durchführung ihrer Einsätze genutzt wird. Die Autoren des Jahrbuchs Innere Führung 2013 bieten viele Aspekte für die Auseinandersetzung mit Wissenschaften an – mit dem Ziel, die neuen Kriege und Einsatzszenarien besser zu verstehen und aus diesem Verständnis heraus Hilfen für die Soldaten und Soldatinnen abzuleiten, die sich in diesen Einsätzen bewähren müssen. Mit Beiträgen von Donald Abenheim, Heiko Biehl, Peter Buchner, Marcel Bohnert, Angelika Dörfler-Dierken, Dirk Freudenberg, Carolyn Halladay, Christian Hauck, Uwe Hartmann, Kai-Uwe Hellmann, Joachim Hoppe, Klaus Naumann, Hans-Joachim Reeb, Claus von Rosen, Stefan Siegel, Michael A. Tegtmeier, Jörn Thießen, Uwe Ulrich, Jörn Ungerer, Jens Warburg.

Ausgerechnet Kabul

Ausgerechnet Kabul Author Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel
ISBN-10 9783641136697
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 256
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Afghanistan – Was bleibt nach dem Abzug der Truppen? Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel ist 27 Jahre alt, als sie nach Kabul zieht. Die junge Reporterin hat sich vorgenommen, Afghanistan nach Geschichten zu durchstöbern, die anderes erzählen als Burka, Taliban und Bundeswehr. Sie findet Geschichten zum Staunen und erlebt Momente zum Verzweifeln. »Ich kann den Krieg beobachten, ich kann versuchen, ihn zu beschreiben; aber ich habe keine Ahnung davon, wie es ist, im Krieg zu leben«, heißt es in Ausgerechnet Kabul. »Und ich glaube immer weniger daran, dass wir Deutschen beurteilen können, was unser Krieg am Hindukusch gebracht hat. Ich denke, es gibt bessere Experten für diese Frage: die neunjährige Madina etwa, die jeden Tag vor dem NATO-Hauptquartier in Kabul bunte Armbänder verkauft; oder Kommandeur Hakimi, dem die Leute unter der Hand wegsterben, seit die Bundeswehr aus Faizabad abgezogen ist und die Aufständischen an Macht gewinnen.« Ronja von Wurmb-Seibels Buch ist eine Hommage an den Lebensmut der Afghanen, ein Plädoyer gegen den Krieg – und eine ungewöhnliche Bilanz des deutschen Afghanistan-Einsatzes.