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dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Thomas H.
dc.contributor.authorSwanson, Jessica L.
dc.dateJun-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-01T16:51:58Z
dc.date.available2013-08-01T16:51:58Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34748
dc.description.abstractThe Afghan Taliban have been steadily making inroads in Afghanistan since their removal from power in 2001 and this thesis will look at how their usage of the shadow government system and their penchant to provide justice to the local Afghan is legitimizing their presence and setting them up to take over power in 2014. Additionally, a comparison between the Taliban and Hezbollah will be conducted to determine if there are indeed indicators of the Afghan group transitioning to a political party, participating in the government, or a takeover of power. Hezbollah is used as an example of a successful transition to a political party. An understanding of what the Taliban may do post-2014 is important for the US and international communitys military drawdown and subsequent withdrawal from the region.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theshadowemirate1094534748
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe shadow emirate: the Taliban's return to poweren_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRussell, James
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorTalibanen_US
dc.subject.authorHezbollahen_US
dc.subject.authorTransitionen_US
dc.subject.authorPolitical Partyen_US
dc.subject.authorAfghanistanen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts In Security Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-saharan Africa)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-saharan Africa)en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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