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Author Rashid, Ahmed.

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

Imprint New York : Viking, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    954.905 RAS    Available
Description lviii, 484 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-461) and index.
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.
Subject Nation-building -- South Asia.
Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 2001-
Pakistan -- Politics and government -- 1988-
South Asia -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- South Asia.
ISBN 9780670019700 (alk. paper)
0670019704 (alk. paper)

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