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Afghanistan : The Next Phase

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Afghanistan- The Next Phase takes an in-depth look at the present situation in Afghanistan by placing it in the context of the country's tribal culture, history and demography. It considers its association with Pakistan, with whom it shares not only a long border, but also the Pashtuns, the largest ethnic component in its population and the rise of extremism in many parts of the Sunni world. The country faces an uncertain future as it has yet to develop the institutional structure that could transform it into an inclusive society. This book offers analysis of what the economic future holds for Afghanistan when the United States completes the withdrawal of combat troops at the end of 2014, when the flow of foreign capital that has helped the country is likely to be reduced significantly. The authors propose a formal association of ten to twelve countries to chaperone the country into the future. In the absence of such an arrangement, Afghanistan could once again become a failed state, which would have repercussions around the world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 322g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Academic Monographs
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Main ed.
  • 0522867332
  • 9780522867336

About Shahid Javed Burki

Mr Shahid Javed Burki is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies National University of Singapore. He was educated at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and at Harvard University as a Mason Fellow. He spent most of his professional life at the World Bank, where he held a number of senior positions, including Director of China and Mongolia Department (1987 94) as well as Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean (1994 99). Mr Burki took leave of absence from the bank to take up the position of Pakistan s Finance Minister (1996 97). His books include Changing Perceptions, Altered Reality- Pakistan s Economy under Musharraf (Oxford University Press); Beyond the Centre- Decentralising the State (World Bank), South Asia in the New World Order (Routledge), and Pakistan- Fifty Years of Nationhood (Westview Press). He is Chairman of The Institute of Public Policy, a Lahore-based Pakistan think-tank, and resides in Washington DC. Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury is Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies National University of Singapore. He was Foreign Advisor (Foreign Mshow more