Abdulkader H. Sinno closely examines the fortunes of the various
factions in Afghanistan, including the mujahideen and the Taliban, that
have been fighting each other and foreign armies since the 1979 Soviet
invasion. Focusing on the organization of the combatants, Sinno offers
a new understanding of the course and outcome of such conflicts.
Employing a wide range of sources, including his own fieldwork in
Afghanistan and statistical data on conflicts across the region, Sinno
contends that in Afghanistan, the groups that have outperformed and
outlasted their opponents have done so because of their successful
organization. Each organization's ability to mobilize effectively,
execute strategy, coordinate efforts, manage disunity, and process
information depends on how well its structure matches its ability to
keep its rivals at bay.Buy it on Amazon!
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