Contents: Preface. 1. Pakistan's relations with Afghanistan. 2. British-Afghan agreements. 3. Pak-Afghan relations after partition. 4. The Pakhtoonistan issue/Louis Dupree. 5. Pak-Afghan relations during the Daud Regime. 6. The Soviet invasion on Afghanistan. 7. The Geneva accord. 8. Afghanistan: Jihad to Civil War/Abdul Sattar. 9. Afghanistan : Peshawar accordand after/Amera Saeed. 10. New world order or disorder: armed struggle in Afghanistan and United States' Foreign policy objectives/Hafizullah Emadi. 11. Taliban and the post Taliban scenario. 12. A road to nowhere Afghanistan Central Asia and the Taliban/Riccardo Redaelli. 13. Perspective on the relationship between Pakistan and Central Asia after the break up of the former Soviet Union/Muhammad Anwar Khan. 14. Power game in Central Asia/Lietenant Colonel Asim Saleem Bajwa. 15. South-West Asia after the Taliban/Muhammad Ayoob. 16. Walking softly in Afghanistan: the future of UN State-building/Simon Chesterman. 17. The Afghan spillovers. 18. America's new world order/Najmudin A. Shaikh.
"The horrific nature of the attacks of 11 September enabled the United States to mobilize widespread international support on 12 September, the UN security council approved resolution 1368, effectively authorizing the use of force in response to the events of 11 September. All major powers, including China, denounced the attacks. NATO invoked articles 5 provisions, defining the attacks on United States as an attack on all members of the alliance. However, US policymakers were intent on building a US directed coalitions of the willing not one involving collective decision-making. The United States would request specific support consult with coalition members, but reserve decision-making for itself. While NATO acceded to US request for deployment of AWACS aircraft and other support only Britain become an immediate close collaborator in Afghanistan. Japan agreed to provide intelligence and logistical support within its constitutional constraints. Singapore became of key importance in facilitating air-to-air refueling and providing port facilities to US carries. Russia provided a significant and unusual quantity of military information."