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Saving Afghanistan   
Saving Afghanistan
V. Krishnappa, Shanthie Mariet D'Souza
and Priyanka Singh (EDS.)
Hard Bound Book (6¼" x 9¼") :   Pages : 174
2009  Edition   :  ISBN - 978-81-7188-753-8
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This book is about the future of Afghanistan which seems to be rapidly slipping into chaos. It contains perspectives on counter-insurgency and nation-building in Afghanistan. The expert contributors in this book focus on some key issues like, the character of the conflict in Afghanistan; the role of regional actors; the nature of engagement of the US and its allies; the assessment of the future course of action by major actors and the role played by INGOs and the international community at large. More significantly, the experts sought to answer the crucial question: what can be done to stabilise Afghanistan? This volume is a collection of their insightful papers.


V. Krishnappa is a Research Fellow at the IDSA, New Delhi. His research interests include strategic dynamics in South and West Asia, great power politics, strategic theory, transnational terrorism and contemporary wars. He is the Book Review Editor of the Strategic Analysis (IDSA-Routledge) and Member of Editorial Committee of Journal of Defence Studies (IDSA).

Shanthie Mariet D’Souza is Associate Fellow at the IDSA, New Delhi. Her research interests and expertise includes United States policy towards Afghanistan, terrorism and strategies in counter-terrorism, non-state armed groups and armed conflicts in South Asia, global war on terrorism, Afghan insurgency and the counter-insurgency campaign.

Priyanka Singh is a Research Assistant in the IDSA, New Delhi. She holds an Honours degree in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi and a PhD in Indo-US Relations from the University of Lucknow.


About the Editors/Contributors


1. Globalisation, Non-State Armed Groups and the Changing Nature of Conflicts — A.K. Antony

2. Afghanistan: The Struggle to Regain Momentum
Ali A. Jalali

3. Reconstructing Afghanistan
— Anita Inder Singh

4. Afghanistan Redux: Countering the Taliban-Led Insurgency
— Seth G. Jones

5. The Future of Afghanistan: Appraising Alternatives
— Rasul Bakhsh Rais

6. Pakistani Attitudes towards Militancy in and beyond Pakistan
— C. Christine Fair

7. Taking Stock of the Afghan Conflict: External-Internal Dimensions
— Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

8. Post-Taliban Afghanistan: Conflict, Violence and Regional Stability
— Anup Kumar Datta

9. The Problem of Institution Building in Afghanistan
Indranil Banerjie

10. Civil-Military Engagement in Post-Conflict Reconstruction: A Study of Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan — Seema Sridhar 



A.K. Antony is Minister of Defence, Government of India (GoI), New Delhi.

Indranil Banerjie is the Founder and Executive Director of the SAPRA India Foundation, New Delhi.

Anup Kumar Datta is Professor, Department of Political Science, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling.

C. Christine Fair is a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation, Washington D.C.

Ali A. Jalali is currently Distinguished Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA), Washington D.C. and a researcher at the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), Washington D.C.

Seth G. Jones is Adjunct Professor at Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and a Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation, Washington D.C.

Rasul Bakhsh Rais is Professor of Political Science and Head, Department of Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Anita Inder Singh is currently Visiting Professor at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

Seema Sridhar is a doctoral candidate at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

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