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Talibanistan: Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion

Peter Bergen

Abstract

The longest war the United States has ever fought is the ongoing war in Afghanistan. But when we speak of “Afghanistan,” we really mean a conflict that straddles the border with Pakistan—and the reality of Islamic militancy on that border is enormously complicated. This book examines in detail the embattled territory from Kandahar in Afghanistan to Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas. It pulls apart the distinctions between the Taliban and al Qaeda—and the fractures within each movement; assesses the effectiveness of American and Pakistani counterinsu ... More

Keywords: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Islamic militancy, Kandahar, Taliban, al Qaeda, counterinsurgency campaigns

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199893072
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199893072.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Bergen, editor