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The Search for Peace in Afghanistan: From Buffer State to Failed State
Afghanistan's 14-year-long civil war erupted in 1978 and ended in the disintegration of a state that was first hyperarmed by the superpowers and then abandoned by them. This text analyzes the part played by international politics in this debacle, discussing how changing patterns of strategic conflict and co-operation have affected international negotiations over Afghanista ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 29th 1995 by Yale University Press
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May 31, 2016 Colin rated it liked it
Good quick reference for some of the details behind the UN-mediated Geneva and Peshawar Accords that sought an end to the Soviet/Afghanistan-U.S.-Pakistan conflict and the intra-Afghan conflict between the Najibullah regime and the mujahadeen parties. The most unique part is probably the extended game theory analysis of how the U.S. and Soviet diplomats assessed each other’s motivations in the Geneva Accord negotiations process and calculated their interests and willingness to make concessions i ...more