Afghanistan: The Anatomy of an Ongoing Conflict

@article{Jalali2001AfghanistanTA,
  title={Afghanistan: The Anatomy of an Ongoing Conflict},
  author={Ali Jalali},
  journal={The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters},
  year={2001}
}
  • Ali Jalali
  • Published 15 February 2001
  • Political Science
  • The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters
The civil war in Afghanistan is a microcosm of the post-Cold War multilateral competition for influence in unsettled regions. The Afghan conflict involves internal armed factions with extensive foreign links, neighboring states that pursue competing strategic interests, and ultra-regional players who have ideological, security, or economic stakes in the chaos. With no central authority in Afghanistan, neighboring countries further their policies by engaging and supporting rival Afghan factions… 
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