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    DescriptionAfghanistan is far from stable: Wounds left by thirty years of war are still raw. Terrorism is a daily menace. Roads are littered with Taliban bombs. Targeted killings and international impatience are fueling Afghan anxieties. Regional warlords, drug barons, and corrupt government officials all flout the conceit of a functional and unified nation. Pakistan's aggressive influence is a real and constant presence. Yet Chris Alexander, former deputy head of the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan and former Canadian ambassador to Afghanistan, sees something different: a peace that is not only theoretically possible but practically achievable given the right conditions.The Long Way Back tells the story of the historic accomplishments and bitter disappointments encountered on the road to political stability. But the book is much more than a firsthand account of recent events: it is a clear-eyed take on what has been achieved, the triumphs and failings of Afghans and foreigners alike, and why the country is still mired in conflict. With his direct access to and experience with the country's leaders, the international players, and ordinary Afghan citizens, Chris Alexander reveals a portrait of Afghanistan like none other and makes an insightful and bold argument for what it will take to attain a lasting peace.


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    Title
    The Long Way Back
    Subtitle
    Afghanistan's Quest for Peace
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Alexander
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 281
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062020376
    ISBN 10: 0062020374
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1F
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, JP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    DC22: 958.1047
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    B&T Approval Code: A15300000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 54
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 958.104
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 958.1047
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000, BIO026000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DS371.412 .A48 2011
    BISAC region code: 2.2.1.0.0.0.0
    Publisher
    Harper
    Imprint name
    Harper
    Publication date
    08 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY