Afghanistan : prospects for stability in relation to geostrategic dynamics in Central and South Asia

@inproceedings{Qassem2007AfghanistanP,
  title={Afghanistan : prospects for stability in relation to geostrategic dynamics in Central and South Asia},
  author={Ahmad Shayeq Qassem},
  year={2007}
}
Political stability has always been a central theme of policy for all governments and political systems in the history of modern Afghanistan. Since its inception in the mid-nineteenth centur}', the country experimented with a diverse succession of political systems and state ideologies matched by few other countries' polidcal histories. In the span of less than nine decades since independence in 1919, the Afghan state was substantially restructured at least a dozen times. Its official character… 
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