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Afghanistan : Things Fall Apart

, Wordsmiths, 2002, 480 p, maps, ISBN : 8187412046, $39.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Afghanistan : Things Fall ApartContents: I. The setting: 1. Basic data. 2. Terrain. 3. The people. 4. The constitution, 1990. II. A people in distress: 5. Faces of poverty. 6. Drought. 7. Refugees. 8. Children. III. The Taliban dispensation: 9. The Taliban. 10. A grim harvest. 11. The horror. 12. Women. 13. Human rights. 14. Massacres. 15. Terrorism. 16. Drugs. 17. Cultural Vandalism. 18. While the nation burns. IV. External agencies: 19. Pakistan. 20. Saudi Arabia. 21. Iran. 22. Russia. 23. Central Asian republics. 24. India. 25. United States. 26. United Nations. V. Changing internal equations: 27. Historical background. 28. Chronology of recent Afghan history. 29. The factions in the fray. 30. Political parties (as of July 1990). 31. Leadership tussle: Rabbani v. Omar. 32. Zahir Shah: the new spotlight. 33. Ahmed Shah Masoud. 34. Other notable personalities. 35. Northern alliance. 36. Ensuring human rights. VI. The aftermath: 37. Chapter VII of the UN charter. 38. Legal issues. 39. US department of state public announcement. 40. Usama bin Ladin’s message to the Muslim world. 41. Voices of dissent. Index.
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