Afghanistan

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 as the United States completes the withdrawal of combat troops, when the flow of foreign capital that has helped the country is likely to be reduced significantly. The authors propose a formal association of a dozen 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

  • Hardback | 277 pages
  • 133.35 x 209.55 x 21.08mm | 788g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Academic Monographs
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Main ed.
  • 0522867596
  • 9780522867596

About Shahid Javed Burki

Shahid Javed Burki is a visiting senior research fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. He is the former finance minister for Pakistan and the author of several books including, "Altered Reality: Pakistan s Economy under Musharraf "and "Pakistan: Fifty Years of Nationhood." He lives in Washington, DC. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury is a principal research fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. He is a former foreign advisor of Bangladesh and in 2004 he was named one of the world s leading diplomats by the New York City Council for his global contribution to advancing welfare, alleviating poverty, and combating terrorism. Riaz Hassan is the emeritus professor of sociology at Flinders University and a visiting research professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore."show more