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The Resource Talibanistan : negotiating the borders between terror, politics and religion, edited by Peter Bergen ; with Katherine Tiedemann

Talibanistan : negotiating the borders between terror, politics and religion, edited by Peter Bergen ; with Katherine Tiedemann

Label
Talibanistan : negotiating the borders between terror, politics and religion
Title
Talibanistan
Title remainder
negotiating the borders between terror, politics and religion
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Bergen ; with Katherine Tiedemann
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The longest war the United States has ever fought is the ongoing war in Afghanistan. But when we speak of 'Afghanistan,' we really mean a conflict that straddles the border with Pakistan -- and the reality of Islamic militancy on that border is enormously complicated. In Talibanistan, an unparalleled group of experts offer a nuanced understanding of this critical region. Edited by Peter Bergen, author of the bestselling books The Longest War and The Osama Bin Laden I Know, and Katherine Tiedemann, these essays examine in detail the embattled territory from Kandahar in Afghanistan to Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas. They pull apart the distinctions between the Taliban and al Qaeda -- and the fractures within each movement; assess the effectiveness of American and Pakistani counterinsurgency campaigns; and explore the pipeline of militants into and out of the war zone. Throughout, these scrupulously researched studies challenge convenient orthodoxies. Counterterrorism expert Brian Fishman criticizes the customary distinction between an Afghan and Pakistani Taliban as being too neat to describe their fragmented reality. Hassan Abbas paints a subtle portrait of the political and religious forces shaping the insurgency in the Northwest Frontier Province, uncovering poor governance, economic distress, and resentment of foreign troops in nearby Afghanistan. And Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann try to identify the real numbers of drone strikes and victims, both militants and civilians, while disputing claims for their strategic effectiveness. These and other essays provide profound new insight into this troubled region. They are required reading for anyone seeking a fresh understanding of a central strategic challenge facing the United States today."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
958.104/71
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS389
LC item number
.T355 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bergen, Peter L.
  • Tiedemann, Katherine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taliban
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Taliban
  • Qaida
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Taliban
  • Afghan War (2001- )
  • Taliban
  • Qaida
  • Insurgency
  • Insurgency
  • Religious militants
  • Religious militants
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Pakistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Sécurité internationale
  • Extrémisme
  • Islamisme
  • Groupes ethniques
  • Frontières
  • Terrorisme
  • Interventions étrangères
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • Insurgency
  • Religious militants
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • Grenzgebiet
  • Islam
  • Terrorismus
  • Bekämpfung
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • Kriget i Afghanistan 2001-
  • Talibaner
  • Fundamentalism
  • Fanatism
  • Uppror
Label
Talibanistan : negotiating the borders between terror, politics and religion, edited by Peter Bergen ; with Katherine Tiedemann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The Taliban in Kandahar / Anand Gopal -- The relationship between al-Qaeda and the Taliban / Anne Stenersen -- The Taliban in Zabul and Uruzgan / Martine van Bijlert -- The Taliban in North Waziristan / Anand Gopal, Mansur Khan Mahsud, and Brian Fishman -- The Taliban in South Waziristan / Mansur Khan Mahsud -- Pakistan's counterinsurgency strategy / Sameer Lalwani -- CIA drone strikes and the Taliban / Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland -- The drone war: view from the ground / Pir Zubair Shah -- Public opinion in Pakistan's tribal regions / Ken Ballen, Peter Bergen, and Patrick Doherty -- The political landscape of the Taliban insurgency in Pakistan / Hassan Abbas -- The Taliban in Swat / Daud Khan Khattak -- The Taliban in Bajaur / Rahmanullah -- The Taliban in Pakistan: an overview / Brian Fishman -- The 80 percent solution: the strategic defeat of bin Laden's al-Qaeda and implications for South Asian security / Thomas F. Lynch III -- Negotiations with the Taliban / Thomas Ruttig
Control code
ocn783148856
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 496 pages
Isbn
9780199893072
Lccn
2012017447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021751848
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199893096
  • (OCoLC)783148856
Label
Talibanistan : negotiating the borders between terror, politics and religion, edited by Peter Bergen ; with Katherine Tiedemann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The Taliban in Kandahar / Anand Gopal -- The relationship between al-Qaeda and the Taliban / Anne Stenersen -- The Taliban in Zabul and Uruzgan / Martine van Bijlert -- The Taliban in North Waziristan / Anand Gopal, Mansur Khan Mahsud, and Brian Fishman -- The Taliban in South Waziristan / Mansur Khan Mahsud -- Pakistan's counterinsurgency strategy / Sameer Lalwani -- CIA drone strikes and the Taliban / Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland -- The drone war: view from the ground / Pir Zubair Shah -- Public opinion in Pakistan's tribal regions / Ken Ballen, Peter Bergen, and Patrick Doherty -- The political landscape of the Taliban insurgency in Pakistan / Hassan Abbas -- The Taliban in Swat / Daud Khan Khattak -- The Taliban in Bajaur / Rahmanullah -- The Taliban in Pakistan: an overview / Brian Fishman -- The 80 percent solution: the strategic defeat of bin Laden's al-Qaeda and implications for South Asian security / Thomas F. Lynch III -- Negotiations with the Taliban / Thomas Ruttig
Control code
ocn783148856
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 496 pages
Isbn
9780199893072
Lccn
2012017447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021751848
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199893096
  • (OCoLC)783148856

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