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Negotiations with the Taliban

Thomas Ruttig

in Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199893072
eISBN:
9780190252656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199893072.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes the debate over “reconciliation” with the Taliban. It begins with an overview of the context and clarifies the language of the current debate to avoid misunderstandings and ... More


Psychological Impacts of War: Human Rights and Mental Health

Nahid Aziz

in Land of the Unconquerable: The Lives of Contemporary Afghan Women

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520261853
eISBN:
9780520948990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261853.003.0016
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the tragic degeneration of women's mental health, a consequence of chronic human rights violations. The process of addressing the mental health of the Afghans, particularly ... More


Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History

Thomas Barfield

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145686
eISBN:
9781400834532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145686.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world—Afghanistan—from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban ... More


No Good Taliban?: India’s Taliban Learning Curve

Avinash Paliwal

in My Enemy's Enemy: India in Afghanistan from the Soviet Invasion to the US Withdrawal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190685829
eISBN:
9780190872564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685829.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

An important but little known aspect of India’s Afghanistan policy after 2001 was the slow change in its outlook on the Afghan Taliban. Opening secret channels of communications, some via the Afghan ... More


Afghanistan

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter, which explores the origins and goals of the two principal groups responsible for suicide terrorism in Afghanistan—the Taliban and Al Qaeda—reveals that the initiation and trajectory of ... More


Local and tactical political accommodation: Evidence from Afghanistan

Antonio Giustozzi

in At the End of Military Intervention: Historical, Theoretical and Applied Approaches to Transition, Handover and Withdrawal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198725015
eISBN:
9780191792472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725015.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter describes local deal-making between the Taliban insurgents and various branches of the Afghan government, including the army, police, security services, civilian officials, but also ... More


Centre–Periphery Relations in Afghanistan

Nazif Shahrani

in Local Politics in Afghanistan: A Century of Intervention in the Social Order

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327928
eISBN:
9780199388066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327928.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores the politics of the Afghan government in aiming to establish its political rule throughout the country. It reveals particular techniques of physical violence and subjugation ... More


Local Politics and the Taliban

Antonio Giustozzi

in Local Politics in Afghanistan: A Century of Intervention in the Social Order

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327928
eISBN:
9780199388066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327928.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses how the Taliban dealt with local politics during the last two decades. It shows how the Taliban gained ground in local politics by a ‘divide et impera’ rule and by using the ... More


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