Afghanistan in a Nutshell (2008)

Table of Contents

CHAPTERS
Facts and Figures p. 1
People and Policies p. 2
Background in a Nutshell p. 4
Ancient History p. 6
Modern History p. 12
Taliban p. 33
Osama bin Laden p. 35
Operation Enduring Freedom p. 39
Ethnic Groups p. 43
Afghanistan’s Government p. 46
Foreign Relations Pakistan p. 50
United States p. 53
Iran p. 54
Issues Opium p. 56
Women p. 58
Al Qaeda p. 60
Refugees p. 61
Landmines p. 61
Culture p. 62
Bamian and the “Gods of the Infidels” p. 62
Religion p 64
Islam p. 64
Islamic Jurisprudence p. 66
Wahhabism p. 67
State of Afghanistan 2008 p. 68

MAPS
Afghanistan at a Glance p. ii
Durand Line p. 16
Ethnic Groups p. 45

TIMELINES
Afghanistan Timeline since 1933 p. 5
Taliban Timeline p. 34
Osama Bin Laden Timeline p. 37

SIDEBARS/BOXES
Pashtun Ancestral Tree p. 12
Basmachis p. 20
The PDPA p. 23
Mujahideen Groups p. 27
Taliban Flag p. 34
Excerpts from Bin Laden’s Letter to U.S. 2002 p. 38
Bonn Agreement p. 41
Kuchis p. 47
TAPI Pipeline p. 53
From Poppy to Heroin p. 57
Five Pillars of Islam p. 65

 

 
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