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Warlord Survival: The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan

Romain Malejacq

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746420
eISBN:
9781501746437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746420.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do warlords survive and even thrive in contexts that are explicitly set up to undermine them? How do they rise after each fall? This book answers these questions. Drawing on hundreds of in-depth ... More


Massoud And Fahim: The Mujahid and the Violent Entrepreneur

Romain Malejacq

in Warlord Survival: The Delusion of State Building in Afghanistan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746420
eISBN:
9781501746437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746420.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter deals with two atypical warlords, Ahmad Shah Massoud and his successor, Mohammad Qasim Fahim. The former was a “mix” between a patrimonial leader and an ideological one, a “militant” ... More


Film Archives and Online Videos: The Search for Reform in Post-Khatami Iran

Blake Atwood

in Reform Cinema in Iran: Film and Political Change in the Islamic Republic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178174
eISBN:
9780231543149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With the end of Khatami's eight-year presidency in mind, chapter 6 attends to the legacy of reform cinema by examining Massoud Bakhshi’s Tehran Has No More Pomegranates (2007), an experimental ... More


On Collection

Kjetil Anders Hatlebrekke

in The Problem of Secret Intelligence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780748691838
eISBN:
9781474465304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691838.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Blind belief in the force of history make intelligence operatives think that history repeats itself. But history, of course, never repeats itself. Nor do threats repeat themselves. However, they do ... More


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