Afghan Wars 1979 - ?
Pp. 146-165 (20)
Fabienne Le Houérou
In this chapter, I peel back layers of Afghan history to highlight the
challenges faced by any government in Afghanistan. Since King Habibullah, the
country was vulnerable to foreign control and invasion due to the geography and lack of
resources. Afghanistan has been in a constant state of war since 1979, and arguably
prior to then. This chapter underscores the importance of a local solution to the ongoing
conflict as a way to end the humanitarian crisis.
Afghanistan, Afghan monarchy, Mohamed Daoud Khan, Amanullah,
Zahir Shah, History of Afghanistan, Soviet Union, Mujahideen, Peshawar
Accords, Pakistan, Osama bin Laden, United States military, North Atlantic
Treaty Organization (NATO), South Asia, military intervention, Insurgency,
Humanitarian aid, Militarized humanitarian assistance, Hamid Karzai, United
Nations, Human rights, Refugees.
Institut de Recherches et d’Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman (IREMAM) Aix-en-Provence France