By Michael Vinay Bhatia, Mark Sedra
This can be the 1st ebook to supply a entire review of small fingers and security-related concerns in post-9/11 Afghanistan. It contains case experiences which exhibit the findings of in-depth box learn on hitherto missed areas of the rustic, and gives a particular stability of thematic research, conceptual versions and empirical examine. Exploring a number of aspects of armed violence and measures to take on it, the amount presents major perception into broader matters resembling the efficacy of overseas suggestions, the ‘shadow’ economic climate, warlordism, and the Taliban-led insurgency. which will deconstruct and demystify Afghanistan’s alleged ‘gun culture’, it additionally explores a number of the triumphing hindrances and possibilities dealing with the rustic in its transition interval. In so doing, the e-book deals helpful classes to the state-builders of Afghanistan in addition to these of alternative international locations and areas suffering to emerge from classes of transition. This e-book may be of a lot curiosity to all scholars of Afghanistan, small hands, insurgency, Asian reports, and clash reviews more often than not.
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Locals are subject to threats from opposing commanders and to extortion and land disputes, although not to the degree common in other regions of Afghanistan, such as Baghlan, Jalalabad and Kandahar. Nevertheless, despite the high costs of infighting, the Hazara emerged from the conflict with an elite ready to play a role at the national level. html. General map of Afghanistan. Part I Mapping insecurity Weapons flows and armed groups in Afghanistan 1 Violence in Afghanistan An overview Michael Bhatia Distressingly, ‘the rule of the gun’ is a term often applied to many postconflict environments.
Spring 2006 witnessed a renewed willingness by the Taliban to engage in sizeable set-piece battles and massed attacks against Coalition and Afghan government forces, although NATO was generally viewed to have successfully rebuffed their offensive. Perhaps even more significantly, however, it decisively demonstrated the Taliban’s command of the mountains and countryside in significant areas of southern and eastern Afghanistan. Moreover, the AGF felt sufficiently reconstituted so as to forego the traditional winter lull in fighting and was even able to overrun government positions in Musa Qala, Helmand in February 2007 and administer the province (imposing Shari’a law and collecting taxes) through to July 2007 (IRIN, 2007).