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dc.contributor.advisorSimons, Anna
dc.contributor.authorMann, Zahid Nawaz.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:44:52Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:44:52Z
dc.date.issued2010-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5289
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the Afghan imbroglio from two angles: understanding the peculiar nature of insurgency being faced by the U.S. and NATO, and the ongoing power politics and conflicting interests of Afghanistan's neighbors and other important actors in the conflict. After nine years of a bloody Afghan conflict, which has engulfed the neighboring nuclear armed Pakistan as well, the U.S. is far from achieving its desired objectives in Afghanistan and the region. The U.S. strategy employed, so far, reflects serious deficiencies that encourage the insurgents to regroup for an organized resistance against the world's mightiest military coalition. Two important factors generally ignored by many analysts are: the impact of outstanding regional disputes and politics on the war, and the willingness of important actors in the conflict to help achieve its resolution. Due to the region's geo-strategic significance, major powers have conflicting economic and political interests beyond just fighting al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. By developing a better understanding of the nature of insurgency in Afghanistan and of the broader regional politics, the international community may yet find a respectable solution to an extremely complex situation in Afghanistan, a country surrounded by nuclear-armed rivals.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thenatureofinsur109455289
dc.format.extentxvi, 117 p. : maps (chiefly col.) ;en_US
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.subject.lcshInsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshJihaden_US
dc.subject.lcshCounterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshNuclear weaponsen_US
dc.titleThe nature of insurgency in Afghanistan and the regional power politicsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderKhan, Feroz H.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.servicePakistan Army authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclc648147811
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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