Descent Into Chaos

Descent Into Chaos

The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia

Book - 2008
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Rashid examines the region and the corridors of power in Washington and Europe to see how the promised nation building in these countries has progressed. 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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2008
ISBN: 9780670019700
Branch Call Number: 954.053 RAS
Characteristics: lviii, 484 p. : maps ; 25 cm

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patcumming Aug 07, 2015

A very detailed description of the political situation in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia in 2008. Scathing indictment of the failure of the U.S. to rebuild Afghanistan and the implications of that failure.

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