Koran Kalashnikov and Laptop. The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan Antonio Giustozzi. Shows how the present-day. Giustozzi, Antonio () Koran, Kalashnikov, and Laptop: The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan. Columbia University Press, London. PDF | On Dec 22, , Paul Kamolnick and others published A Review of: “ Antonio Giustozzi. Koran, Kalashnikov, and Laptop: The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in.

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Andy rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Nick rated it liked it May 15, If you are looking to understand the war in Afghanistan from a historical perspective then this is the book for you.

The author uses far more Afghan sources than he has in the past-to good effect. First, there was the defeat of the conventional Taliban force. Wil S rated it liked it Sep 03, Open Preview See a Problem? Queer Dance Clare Croft. In the first book ever to be published on the neo-Taliban, Antonio Giustozzi provocatively argues that the appearance of the neo-Taliban should in no way have been a surprise. In Marchboth Afghan and American officials were still claiming, just before a series of particularly ferocious clashes, that “the Taliban are no longer able to fight large battles”.

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Add both to Cart Add both to List. Matt Caris rated it it was amazing Jul 14, Buy the selected items together This item: The evolution of the Neo-Taliban since the swift collapse of their regime in into the lethal insurgency we see today took a great deal of effort, mistakes on the part of the Afghan government and the US-led coalition, and internal developments within the Taliban itself, both ideologically and practically.

Taking a strictly academic approach to what he calls the ‘Neo-Taliban’ he methodically and patiently explains the various developments in what is anything but a static organisation. If you want a good, short, big-picture look at the war from ’01 to ’07, get this from your library and read the 9 page conclusion.

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Wars and Warlords in Afghanistan. Review This detailed study Charles rated it it was ok Apr 21, The guerrilla effort was low key, disorganized, and limited.

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The fight then passed to small, ineffective guerrilla groups. The Taliban are clearly not up to the strength or level of proficiency that the Mujahideen forces were during the Soviet-Afghan War, but the effectiveness la;top the Afghan government also does not yet match that of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.


Get to Know Us. Nothing surprising about that! This book helps explain who the enemy is and what they do. Historians prefer to let the dust settle on events to allow clarity and perspective before they analyze them. It will soon be out of date, but for now, it is current, relevant, and thought-provoking.

Weak on the symbiosis with Pakistan Islamist revival but strong on the kleptocracy forming around Karzai. It benefits from the author’s entertainment of deep thinking and cross-analyses of facts and figures.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Koran, Kalashnikov Ioran Laptop: Want to Read saving…. Jan 05, Daniel rated it really liked it. Hopefully Ahmed Rashid will update his book soon.

It’s terribly written, and lacks any readability.