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Title The Afghanistan conflict and Australia's role / edited by Amin Saikal
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  355.033094 Sai/Aca  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 210 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Series Islamic Studies series ; iss. 8
MUP Islamic studies series ; iss. 8
Contents Introduction / Amin Saikal -- A state in limbo / Amin Saikal -- State, Islam, ethnicity and insurgency in Afghanistan / Nazif Shalrani -- Mismatching means and ends : strategic failure in Afghanistan / Hugh White -- Reconstruction : a critical assessment / William Maley -- The new city of Kabul : sustainable peace and growth through greater Kabul / Mahmoud Saikal -- The Afghan people : forgotten and frustrated / Beth Eggleston -- Prospects for women : gender and social justice / Wirginia Haussegger -- Australia's political and military objectives / Michael J. Kelly and Mark Evans -- Curiously incurious : the Australian media, the Australian military and Afghanistan / Tom Hyland -- Public opinion, public affairs and the ADF's war in Afghanistan / Kevin Foster -- Conclusion / Amin Saikal and Jonathan Cheng
Summary "The volume tackles a number of critical dimensions of the Afghan conflict from a range of perspectives. It essentially explains the nature and complexity of the conflict at national and international levels. It makes a critical assessment of the performance of President Hamid Karzai and his government, and the efforts made by the international community, the US and its NATO and non-NATO allies in particular, to stabilise, rebuild and secure Afghanistan as a viable state. In this, it does not attempt to cover every aspect of the Afghan conflict. ...It primarily focuses on three major questions: how and why has Afghanistan reached its present point of crisis? Why has the US-led strategy to transform Afghanistan into a stable and secure state not been successful so far? Has enough been done in support of social justice, gender equality and the reconstruction of the country? This sets the context for also examining critically the role played by Australia in the conflict."--Preface and acknowledgements
Analysis Afghanistan
Australian Defence Force
Military operations
Military strategy
Political stability
Postwar reconstruction
Notes Includes bibliographical reference and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available in electronic version via the Internet
Subject Afghan War, 2001- -- Participation, Australian.
Afghanistan -- Foreign relations -- Australia.
Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 2001-
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Afghanistan.
Author Saikal, Amin, 1950-
ISBN 9780522860788