Afghan Futures
I.P. Khosla
IN SEARCH OF A NEW AFGHANISTAN by Sujeet Sarkar Niyogi Books, 2012, 269 pp., 365
September 2012, volume 36, No 9

Among the many metaphors for Afghanistan, cross roads in the most commonly used. Now it can additionally be described as the junction point of intellectual and academic endeavour: on war and terrorism; on religion and fundamentalism; on conflict zones and instability; on institution building and State construction. The outpouring of literature by UN agencies and their experts, other international organizations, whether of government or non-government, the media and individuals has been about as diverse as its inability to make a noticeable or enduring impact on the ground.

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