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The Fragmentation of Afghanistan: State…

The Fragmentation of Afghanistan: State Formation and Collapse in the…

by Barnett R. Rubin

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“Als de internationale gemeenschap geen manier vindt om Afghanistan opnieuw op te bouwen, dan zal een vloed aan wapens, geld en smokkelwaar de poreuze grenzen van die staat doorkruizen en de wereld voor iedereen onveilig maken.” Dat is de laatste zin van het boek van de Amerikaanse Afghanistan-kenner Barnett Rubin dat voor het eerst verscheen in 1995. De voorspelling dat Afghanistan een bron van onrust kan worden, is uitgekomen, hoewel Rubin in zijn rijtje rampen niet de fundamentalistische ideologie en de uitvalsbasis van terrorisme noemt. En het onheilspellende is dat zijn woorden eigenlijk nog steeds waar zijn. Lees verder....
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The tortured history of Afghanistan is illuminatingly outlined by Barnett S. Rubin, an American academic and human rights monitor in the region. In the 19th century, the country successfully resisted colonial rule, becoming a buffer between the imperial superpowers, Britain and Russia. That dangerous position resulted in an isolation that held back modernization and the emergence of a modern central government. In this century, the Soviet Union and the United States maintained the status quo up until the early seventies, when a communist coup heralded massive outside intervention. The country was ripe for a disastrous fragmentation. This scholarly study is complemented by a sequel: The Search for Peace in Afghanistan.

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