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

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

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Descent into chaos : the US and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
Title
Descent into chaos
Title remainder
the US and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
Statement of responsibility
Ahmed Rashid
Creator
Subject
Genre
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. 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
Summary
Examines how the failure of the nation building policies of the United States have contributed to increased instability in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, a result which represents the greatest threat to peace and security in the global community
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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259950
Cataloging source
DLC
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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/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • South Asia
  • United States
  • Nation-building
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the US and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
Label
Descent into chaos : the US and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, Ahmed Rashid
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 457-461) and index
Control code
ocn191090467
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
lviii, 484 p.
Isbn
9780670019700
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008002949
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)191090467
Label
Descent into chaos : the US and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, Ahmed Rashid
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 457-461) and index
Control code
ocn191090467
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
lviii, 484 p.
Isbn
9780670019700
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008002949
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)191090467

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