Afghanistan: The Next Phase

Shahid Javed Burki, Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Riaz Hassan
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Afghanistan: The Next Phase

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1 December 2014

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9780522867343

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Afghanistan: The Next Phase

Shahid Javed Burki, Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Riaz Hassan
Afghanistan: The Next Phase takes an in-depth look at the present situation in Afghanistan by placing it in the context of the country's tribal culture, history and demography. It considers its association with Pakistan, with whom it shares not only a long border, but also the Pashtuns, the largest ethnic component in its population and the rise of extremism in many parts of the Sunni world. The country faces an uncertain future as it has yet to develop the institutional structure that could transform it into an inclusive society.
This book offers analysis of what the economic future holds for Afghanistan when the United States completes the withdrawal of combat troops at the end of 2014, when the flow of foreign capital that has helped the country is likely to be reduced significantly. The authors propose a formal association of ten to twelve countries to chaperone the country into the…
Afghanistan: The Next Phase takes an in-depth look at the present situation in Afghanistan by placing it in the context of the country's tribal culture, history and demography. It considers its association with Pakistan, with whom it shares not only a long border, but also the Pashtuns, the largest ethnic component in its population and the rise of extremism in many parts of the Sunni world. The country faces an uncertain future as it has yet to develop the institutional structure that could transform it into an inclusive society.
This book offers analysis of what the economic future holds for Afghanistan when the United States completes the withdrawal of combat troops at the end of 2014, when the flow of foreign capital that has helped the country is likely to be reduced significantly. The authors propose a formal association of ten to twelve countries to chaperone the country into the future. In the absence of such an arrangement, Afghanistan could once again become a failed state, which would have repercussions around the world.

Riaz Hassan

Riaz Hassan

Riaz Hassan is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Flinders University and Visiting Research Professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies National University of Singapore. He has also held academic appointments at the University of California Los Angeles and Yale University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Ohio State University, from which he received his PhD in sociology. His recent publications include Inside Muslim Minds (Melbourne University Press), Islam and Society: Sociological Explorations (Melbourne…

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Shahid Javed Burki

Mr Shahid Javed Burki is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies National University of Singapore. He was educated at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and at Harvard University as a Mason Fellow. He spent most of his professional life at the World Bank, where he held a number of senior positions, including Director of China and Mongolia Department (1987-94) as well as Vice President for Latin America and the…

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Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury

Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury is Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies National University of Singapore. He was Foreign Advisor (Foreign Minister) of Bangladesh from 2007 to 2009. During his public service career of four decades, he has held the posts as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to both New York (2001-07), and Geneva (1996-2001). At the United Nations, he has also been chairman of a number of committees, including Social Commission, Population…

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