Owing to its geo-strategic location and mineral wealth, Afghanistan has acquired significance in the inter-state politics of Asia as well as world politics during the past decades. This book outlines Afghanistan's efforts to build a stable and peaceful democratic polity, with external military support from the United States and its NATO allies. It also analyses the nation's development initiatives with major powers such as India, the United States, Russia and Germany. The volume:
* brings to the fore ongoing tensions within the Afghan polity and its continued impact on Asian/world politics;
* discusses topical themes such as withdrawal of US troops and non-traditional security; and
* presents perspectives from scholars and experts from around the world, including Afghans.
This work will be useful to scholars and researchers in political science, international relations, sociology, area studies, and the interested general reader.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm