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The Political Economy of War and Peace in Afghanistan
Abstract The 20-year old Afghan conflict has created an open war economy, affecting Afghanistan and surrounding areas. Not only has Afghanistan become the world’s largest opium producer and a centerExpand
Crafting a Constitution for Afghanistan
On 4 January 2004, nearly all 502 members of the Constitutional Loya Jirga (Grand Council) meeting in Kabul silently stood to approve a new constitution for the “Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.”Expand
Peace building and state-building in Afghanistan: Constructing sovereignty for whose security?
Abstract In the aftermath of civil wars, international actors often worry about the incoherence, tribalism, and division of war-torn nation-states like Afghanistan. However, the problems encounteredExpand
Lineages of the State in Afghanistan
  • B. Rubin
  • Political Science
  • 1 November 1988
In March and April 1988 diplomats in Geneva, Washington, and elsewhere were fretting over a few issues that the United States and Pakistan had raised at what was to be the conclusion of the six-yearExpand
From Great Game to Grand Bargain
Afghanistan's Uncertain Transition from Turmoil to Normalcy
  • B. Rubin
  • Political Science
  • 7 December 2007
Political Elites in Afghanistan: Rentier State Building, Rentier State Wrecking
  • B. Rubin
  • Political Science
  • 1 February 1992
The study of revolutions now deals as much with states and structures as it does with revolutionaries and their ideologies, in contrast to an older school, which sought their origins in theExpand
Afghanistan from the Cold War through the War on Terror
Part 1: Before 9/11 Introduction: "Helping Afghanistan" 1998 "Afghanistan under the Taliban" 1999 "Afghanistan: The Last Cold-War Conflict, the First Post-Cold War Conflict" 2000 "Afghanistan: TheExpand
Blood on the Doorstep: The Politics of Preventive Action
Throughout the 1990s, US policymakers thought they could insulate the country from the collapse of distant states and the spread of war and disorder in some of the world's poorest regions. TheExpand