54 – Afghanistan. A short history of it[s] people and politics

Nimmer ganz so aktuell der Evans mit “Afghanistan. A short history of it[s] people and politics“.

Immerhin spricht er von: “Today, war-torn and economically destitute, Afghanistan faces unique challenges as it looks toward an uncertain future.”

Mit “Today” meint er übrigens das “Heute” der 9/11 Angriffe und dem daraus resultierenden Schlamasseln.



Mahringer Literaturverzeichnis: 54
Autor: Ewans, M.
Titel: Afghanistan. A short history of it[s] people and politics
Erscheinungsjahr: 2002 (Alter 15 Jahre)
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl der Verweise im Gutachten: 0

 


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Reaching back to earliest times, Martin Ewans examines the historical evolution of one of today’s most dangerous breeding grounds of global terrorism. After a succession of early dynasties and the emergence of an Afghan empire during the eighteenth century, the nineteenth and early twentieth century saw a fierce power struggle between Russia and Britain for supremacy in Afghanistan that was ended by the nation’s proclamation of independence in 1919. A communist coup in the late 1970s overthrew the established regime and led to the invasion of Soviet troops in 1979. Roughly a decade later, the Soviet Union withdrew, condemning Afghanistan to a civil war that tore apart the nation’s last remnants of religious, ethnic, and political unity. It was into this climate that the Taliban was born.

Today, war-torn and economically destitute, Afghanistan faces unique challenges as it looks toward an uncertain future. Martin Ewans carefully weighs the lessons of history to provide a frank look at Afghanistan’s prospects and the international resonances of the nation’s immense task of total political and economic reconstruction.