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dc.contributor.advisorLooney, Robert E.
dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn C.
dc.contributor.authorMehmood, Nasir
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-13T22:46:38Z
dc.date.available2019-02-13T22:46:38Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/61226
dc.description.abstractIn December 1979, the 40th Russian Army crossed the Amu River in support of the pro-communist regime in Afghanistan, but after a decade of war and stabilization efforts, Afghanistan nose-dived into instability. Ultimately, the Soviet Union withdrew, leaving behind a country facing a civil war. In 2001, a U.S.-led coalition of more than 40 countries entered Afghanistan and instated a liberal political regime as a stabilization measure. Yet, Afghanistan is still far from stability and peace. The thesis asks: How do the regime/state stabilization efforts of the Soviet Union and the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan compare? Acknowledging that the efforts of the two great powers differ in magnitude and duration, as well as in their ideological impetus, this thesis offers a comparative case study of the regime/state stabilization efforts of both eras. Specifically, it compares the building of security forces, the development of institutions, and development of the economy and infrastructure. Although prior research has examined particular aspects of the Soviet and U.S.-led stabilization efforts in isolation, few sources offer a comparative analysis from a comprehensive view. This thesis contributes to closing that gap. Furthermore, the answer to the research question has implications not only for the stability of Afghanistan but also the regions of Central and South Asia.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/comparativeanaly1094561226
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleCOMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE REGIME-STABILIZATION EFFORTS BY THE SOVIET UNION AND THE U.S.-LED COALITION IN AFGHANISTANen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorAfghanistanen_US
dc.subject.authorregime stabilizationen_US
dc.subject.authorstate stabilizationen_US
dc.subject.authorstate buildingen_US
dc.subject.authornation buildingen_US
dc.subject.authorAfghan National Armyen_US
dc.subject.authorAfghan National Policeen_US
dc.subject.authorpolitical development and national reconciliation in Afghanistanen_US
dc.subject.authorSoviet regime stabilization in Afghanistanen_US
dc.subject.authoreconomic development in Afghanistanen_US
dc.subject.authorpacification measures in Afghanistanen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S.-led coalition in Afghanistanen_US
dc.subject.authorSoviets in Afghanistanen_US
dc.subject.authorTalibanen_US
dc.subject.authorjehaden_US
dc.subject.authorjirgaen_US
dc.subject.authorPMTsen_US
dc.subject.authorETTsen_US
dc.subject.authorPRTsen_US
dc.subject.authorAfghan Security Forcesen_US
dc.subject.authorSecurity Force Assistanceen_US
dc.subject.authorPDPAen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Colonel, Army, Pakistanen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy and Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Combating Terrorism: Policy and Strategy)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid30338
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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