America in Afghanistan

America in Afghanistan➷ America in Afghanistan Free ➭ Author Sharifullah Dorani – Afghanistan has been a theater of civil and international conflict for much of the 20th Century stability is essential if there is to be peace in the Middle East Yet policymakers in the West often see Afghanistan has been a theater of civil and international conflict for much of the th Century stability is essential if there is to be peace in the Middle East Yet policymakers in the West often seem to forget the lessons learned from previous administrations whose interventions have contributed to the instability in the region Here Afshan Dorani focuses on the process of decision making looking at which factors influenced American policy makers in the build America in Epub / up to the second Afghan War and how reactions on the ground in Afghanistan have influenced events since then America in Afghanistan is a new full history of US foreign policy toward Afghanistan from President George W Bush's administration and the 'war on terror' to President Barack Obama's drone strikes Dorani is fluent in Pashto and Dari and uses uniue and unseen Afghan source work published here for the first time to understand the people in Afghanistan itself To that end the author also assesses the work of the advisors who influenced Presidents Kharzai and Ghani This will be an essential book for those interested in the future of the region and those who seek to understand its recent past.


America in Afghanistan eBook ß America in  Epub /
  • Hardcover
  • 328 pages
  • America in Afghanistan
  • Sharifullah Dorani
  • 04 March 2015
  • 9781784539986

11 thoughts on “America in Afghanistan

  1. David Dwyer says:

    Sharifullah Dorani takes us from when George W Bush declared the Global War on Terrorism following the 911 attacks through to Trump’s presidency – from 2001 up until 2018 17 years of war in Afghanistan which has not stabilised the country or effectively dealt with global terrorism Dorani skilfully describes the key players and their views in the US Afghanistan and Pakistan over this period also drawing upon his personal experiences and interviews in AfghanistanDorani helps us understand the Afghan background the key figures syndicates warlords and tribes that were at peace under 40 year era of King Zahir Shah His insights into the Afghan culture through his personal experiences research and interviews lead one to think he would have been a great asset advising any one of the three US presidents – if they would have listened President Bush within hours of the planes crashing into the Twin Towers declared America was at war without discussions with his advisers and experts It was a decision based on his ‘gut feeling’ maybe he wanted to show how decisive and tough he could be without talking to the expertsBush did not understand Pakistan role; situated at the crossroad of a strategic region bordering Afghanistan China India and Iran; all important to the US in different ways had a Muslim population six times greater than Afghanistan possessed nuclear weapons and was politically unstable Further most of the Al aeda operatives and almost all Taliban top members the hardcore and the irreconcilable had their camps in Pakistan Yet the US continued to give aid to Pakistan US dollars were funding the terrorists that killed the US soldiers and their alliesReading this excellent book makes one compare and contrast current events with the three US Presidents' approaches to Afghanistan Should they listen to experts and try to understand the history and context behind an issue OR follow their emotions There are some important issues raised in this book about those who govern us and the trust we place in them

  2. Anime says:

    The book provides a full history of US involvement in Afghanistan by analysing Bush Obama and Trump’s decisions on Afghanistan There are also chapters dealing President Karzai and Ghani’s role in America’s longest war The book’s focus on Afghan perspectives distinguishes it from other books I had read on America’s Afganistan War Its efforts to analyse what impact Afghanistan’s neighbours Pakistan Iran Russia and China had on American policies in Afghanistan and the region is another strong point I thoroughly enjoyed reading it especially chapters 4591113 that examine Afghans’ responses and learned a lot about America’ involvement in Afghanistan and the region

  3. Tomy says:

    Well researched book about America's involvement in Afghanistan since 911 Super interesting to read about the viewpoints of various people in Bush and Obama's administration and how they didn't understand the realities of Afghanistan and even when they did they were powerless to change anything Other countries are minor characters and nobody is vilified Everybody has their own agenda and when looking at it with that lens actions people and countries took made a lot of sense

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