The Often Interrupted History of Afghanistan
Public Affairs 2012
9781610390941   Product Code: 23928
Five times in the last two centuries, some great power has tried to invade, occupy or otherwise take control of Afghanistan; and as Tamim Ansary shows in this history, every intervention has come to grief. The reason, he argues, is that the intervening powers - Britain, Russia, the United States and NATO - have failed to understand that Afghanistan has a story of its own that follows its own dynamic, despite the disruptions of foreign powers pursuing their global narratives.