Afghanistan: An historical and geographical appraisal

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    Afghanistan's current difficulties are in large measure the product of a troubled history and a troubled geographical location. These have combined to produce a debilitated state, open to meddling from a range of external powers, that has now experienced decades of trauma. The current insurgency that afflicts the country is sustained by the sanctuaries in Pakistan from which the Taliban operate. Unless and until there is progress on this front, the situation in Afghanistan will remain stalemated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)859-876
    JournalInternational Review of the Red Cross
    Issue number880
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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