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The Resource Descent into chaos : the United States and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, Ahmed Rashid

Descent into chaos : the United States and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, Ahmed Rashid

Label
Descent into chaos : the United States and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
Title
Descent into chaos
Title remainder
the United States and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
Statement of responsibility
Ahmed Rashid
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rashid, Ahmed
Dewey number
954.05/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.4
LC item number
.R37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • South Asia
  • United States
  • Nation-building
Target audience
adult
Label
Descent into chaos : the United States and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, Ahmed Rashid
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-461) 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
  • Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan, 2007
  • XXI
  • Military Offensives Launched by the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan, 2007-2008
  • XXII
  • Introduction: Imperial Overreach and Nation Building
  • XXXVII
  • Part 1
  • 9/11 and War
  • 1
  • A Man With a Mission: The Unending Conflict in Afghanistan
  • Countries and Cities of Central Asia
  • 3
  • 2
  • "The U.S. Will Act Like a Wounded Bear": Pakistan's Long Search for Its Soul
  • 24
  • 3
  • Chief Executive's Schizophrenia: Pakistan, the United Nations, and the United States Before 9/11
  • 44
  • 4
  • Attack!: Retaliation and Invasion
  • 61
  • XVI
  • 5
  • Search for a Settlement: Afghanistan and Pakistan at Odds
  • 84
  • Part 2
  • Politics of the Post-9/11 World
  • 6
  • A Nuclear State of Mind: India, Pakistan, and the War of Permanent Instability
  • 109
  • 7
  • One-Billion-Dollar Warlords: The War Within Afghanistan
  • Ethnic Distribution Within Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • 125
  • 8
  • Musharraf's Lost Moment: Political Expediency and Authoritarian Rule
  • 145
  • Part 3
  • Failure of Nation Building
  • 9
  • Afghanistan I: Economic Reconstruction
  • 171
  • 10
  • XVIII
  • Afghanistan II: Rebuilding Security
  • 196
  • 11
  • Double-Dealing with Islamic Extremism: Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan
  • 219
  • 12
  • Taliban Resurgent: The Taliban Return Home
  • 240
  • Part 4
  • Descent Into Chaos
  • Afghan Provinces and Federally Administered Tribal Areas
  • 13
  • Al Qaeda's Bolt-Hole: Pakistan's Tribal Areas
  • 265
  • 14
  • America Shows the Way: The Disappeared and the Rendered
  • 293
  • 15
  • Drugs and Thugs: Opium Fuels the Insurgency
  • 317
  • 16
  • XIX
  • Who Lost Uzbekistan?: Tyranny in Central Asia
  • 338
  • 17
  • Taliban Offensive: Battling for Control of Afghanistan, 2006-2007
  • 349
  • 18
  • Conclusion: The Death of an Icon and a Fragile Future
  • 374
  • NATO Deployment and Provincial Reconstruction Team Locations in Afghanistan, 2007
  • XX
Control code
ocn191090467
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
lviii, 484 pages
Isbn
9780670019700
Lccn
2008002949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
954.053 R183 ; P ; XX-N ; C0807BT6(BW) ; Rev.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 191090467
  • (Sirsi) 191090467
  • (OCoLC)191090467
Label
Descent into chaos : the United States and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, Ahmed Rashid
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-461) 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
  • Opium Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan, 2007
  • XXI
  • Military Offensives Launched by the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan, 2007-2008
  • XXII
  • Introduction: Imperial Overreach and Nation Building
  • XXXVII
  • Part 1
  • 9/11 and War
  • 1
  • A Man With a Mission: The Unending Conflict in Afghanistan
  • Countries and Cities of Central Asia
  • 3
  • 2
  • "The U.S. Will Act Like a Wounded Bear": Pakistan's Long Search for Its Soul
  • 24
  • 3
  • Chief Executive's Schizophrenia: Pakistan, the United Nations, and the United States Before 9/11
  • 44
  • 4
  • Attack!: Retaliation and Invasion
  • 61
  • XVI
  • 5
  • Search for a Settlement: Afghanistan and Pakistan at Odds
  • 84
  • Part 2
  • Politics of the Post-9/11 World
  • 6
  • A Nuclear State of Mind: India, Pakistan, and the War of Permanent Instability
  • 109
  • 7
  • One-Billion-Dollar Warlords: The War Within Afghanistan
  • Ethnic Distribution Within Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • 125
  • 8
  • Musharraf's Lost Moment: Political Expediency and Authoritarian Rule
  • 145
  • Part 3
  • Failure of Nation Building
  • 9
  • Afghanistan I: Economic Reconstruction
  • 171
  • 10
  • XVIII
  • Afghanistan II: Rebuilding Security
  • 196
  • 11
  • Double-Dealing with Islamic Extremism: Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan
  • 219
  • 12
  • Taliban Resurgent: The Taliban Return Home
  • 240
  • Part 4
  • Descent Into Chaos
  • Afghan Provinces and Federally Administered Tribal Areas
  • 13
  • Al Qaeda's Bolt-Hole: Pakistan's Tribal Areas
  • 265
  • 14
  • America Shows the Way: The Disappeared and the Rendered
  • 293
  • 15
  • Drugs and Thugs: Opium Fuels the Insurgency
  • 317
  • 16
  • XIX
  • Who Lost Uzbekistan?: Tyranny in Central Asia
  • 338
  • 17
  • Taliban Offensive: Battling for Control of Afghanistan, 2006-2007
  • 349
  • 18
  • Conclusion: The Death of an Icon and a Fragile Future
  • 374
  • NATO Deployment and Provincial Reconstruction Team Locations in Afghanistan, 2007
  • XX
Control code
ocn191090467
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
lviii, 484 pages
Isbn
9780670019700
Lccn
2008002949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
954.053 R183 ; P ; XX-N ; C0807BT6(BW) ; Rev.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 191090467
  • (Sirsi) 191090467
  • (OCoLC)191090467

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