Karzai: The Failing American Intervention And The Struggle For Afghanistan

Author: N.B. Mills
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  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • : September 2007
  • : 224mm X 145mm X 24mm
  • : United States
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  • : Battles & campaigns; Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -
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Description

This book tells the untold story of Hamid Karzai's dramatic rise to the presidency of Afghanistan and the problems he and his country face. In 2004, Hamid Karzai was elected president in Afghanistan's first ever democratic election. Today, criticized for indecisiveness and targeted for assassination by extremists, Karzai struggles to build on the country's modest post-Taliban achievements before civil unrest undermines his government. Now, author Nick Mills draws on his in depth knowledge of Afghanistan and months of exclusive personal interviews with the charismatic Karzai to offer a unique and intimate portrait of the man, his life, his leadership, and his country's difficulties. Nick B. Mills (Cumberland Foreside, ME) is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Boston University College of Communication. He first met Hamid Karzai while serving as field director of Boston University's Afghan Media Project, which helped establish the Afghan Media Resource Center (AMRC) in 1987.

Author description

Nick B. Mills is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Boston University's College of Communication. He first met Hamid Karzai while serving as field director of Boston University's Afghan Media Project, which helped establish the Afghan Media Resource Center (AMRC) in 1987.

Table of contents

Preface.Acknowledgements.A Brief History of Afghanistan.Introduction.1. Hamid Karzai.2. The Beginning of Jihad.3. Defeating a Superpower.4. Losing the Peace: As the World Withdraws.5. The Rise of the Taliban.6. September 11, 2001: The War on Terror Begins in Afghanistan.7. The Fall of the Taliban: A New Beginning for Afghanistan.8. Building a New Afghanistan.9. Progress, Promise, and Problems: The Road Ahead.Epilogue.Index.