A Bitter Harvest: US Foreign Policy and Afghanistan

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Ashgate, 2003 - Political Science - 206 pages
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The 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States formed part of the larger legacy of American interaction in Afghanistan. From the end of World War II onward, American foreign policy had a significant impact on the conflicts that marked the 20th-century history of this troubled land. The role of the United States was magnified by the violence of the ongoing internal ethnic struggles and the external machinations of the superpower Cold War rivalry. overview of the causes and legacy of Afghanistan's internal conflict; explores the role and influence of the actors involved, including the various ethnic and religious groups and external powers such as the United States and the Soviet Union; and provides the framework for a broader exploration of US policy toward Afghanistan. recommendations.

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Tom Lansford
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Tom Lansford is the Gulf Coast Academic Dean at the University of Southern Mississippi, Long Beach, and a Professor of Political Science. Dr. Lansford is the author, coauthor, editor or coeditor of more than forty books, and the author of more than one hundred essays, book chapters, and reviews. His books include the Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy Since the Cold War (2007) and 9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Chronology and Reference Guide (2011). His more recent edited collections include: Judging Bush (2009) and The Obama Presidency: A Preliminary Assessment (2012).

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