Conflict in Afghanistan
Studies in Asymmetric Warfare
By (author) Sir Martin Ewans
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Conflict in Afghanistan by Sir Martin Ewans
Book DescriptionAsymmetric warfare, involving conflicts where smaller powers apply their strengths against the weaknesses of a more powerful opponent, has become a key modern concern since the September 11th attacks. Conflict in Afghanistan tackles this issue by examining the five wars Afghanistan has waged against foreign powers over the past two centuries, all of which have involved forms of asymmetric warfare. Incorporating contemporary documents and material from Soviet archives, the text analyzes each war's antecedents, conduct, and consequences. Important questions are asked about the role of religious beliefs, fanaticism, diplomacy, governmental decision-making and military competence, issues that have great contemporary relevance. The book provides an illuminating commentary of Afghanistan's wars and examines the relevance of these conflicts to the modern-day challenge of counter-insurgency and asymmetric warfare.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415341608
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sir Martin Ewans
Securing the Indian Frontier in Central Asia, Paperback (April 2012)
Throughout the 19th century, Central Asia was the scene of periodic confrontations between Britain and Russia. Martin Ewans provides a 'history of thought' of this crucial period in Central Asia by examining the strategic thinking and diplomatic discourse of the most intense decades of the confrontation.
Afghanistan, Hardback (November 2002)» View all books by Sir Martin Ewans
Reviews the emergence and fall of the Taliban, their ideology and their place within Islam, and examines Afghanistan's relevance to issues relating to Islamic extremism, the international drugs trade and international terrorism.
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Author Biography - Sir Martin Ewans
Sir Martin Ewans is a retired diplomat with considerable experience of South Asia, including three years as Head of Chancery in Kabul.
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