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Afghanistan : opposing viewpoints, Noah Berlatsky, book editor

Label
Afghanistan : opposing viewpoints
Title
Afghanistan
Title remainder
opposing viewpoints
Statement of responsibility
Noah Berlatsky, book editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume explores the topics that relate to the country of Afghanistan by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise the issues that relate to contemporary Afghanistan. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
958.104/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1769.A15
LC item number
A325 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Opposing viewpoints series
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Afghanistan : opposing viewpoints, Noah Berlatsky, book editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Chapters: What is the military situation in Afghanistan? -- What is the status of human rights in Afghanistan? -- What progress is Afghanistan making toward democracy? -- How should the drug trade be confronted in Afghanistan?
  • H.D.S. Greenway
  • The United States should focus on Pakistan, not Afghanistan
  • Richard N. Haass
  • Afghan security forces must be made ready to take over military responsibilities
  • Anthony H. Cordesman and Adam Mausner
  • Afghan security forces will not soon be ready to take over military responsibilities
  • Greg Bruno
  • The Unites States makes little effort to prevent civilian casualties in Afghanistan
  • Eliza Szabo
  • It is difficult for the United States to limit civilian casualties in Afghanistan
  • Essays:
  • David Zucchino
  • The Unites States must stay in Afghanistan to fight for women's rights
  • Ellen Goodman
  • The U.S. presence in Afghanistan does little for women's rights
  • Anand Gopal
  • Freedom of the press is improving in Afghanistan
  • Saad Mohseni
  • Freedom of the press is not improving in Afghanistan
  • Safrang
  • The Afghan people want democracy
  • The Taliban are winning in Afghanistan
  • Christian Brose
  • Afghanistan is not ready for democracy
  • Thomas H. Johnson and M. Chris Mason
  • Hamid Karzai is a legitimate Afghan president
  • Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller
  • Hamid Karzai's regime is illegitimate
  • Peter W. Galbraith
  • Important gains can be made against government corruption in Afghanistan
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Important gains cannot be made against government corruption in Afghanistan
  • Antonio Guistozzi
  • Ben W. Heineman Jr.
  • The Taliban rely on drug money
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Drug money does not go primarily to the Taliban
  • Julien Mercille
  • The United States must eradicate poppy crops in Afghanistan
  • Rachel Ehrenfeld
  • The United States should concentrate on interdiction of the drug trade in Afghanistan
  • Beth DeGrasse and Ylli Bajraktari
  • Neither eradication nor interdiction will stop the drug trade in Afghanistan
  • The Taliban are not winning in Afghalnistan
  • Eugene Robinson
  • Poppies should be legalized in Afghanistan
  • Reza Aslan
  • Gregor Peter Schmitz and Jeremy Shapiro
  • The United States must increase its military presence in Afghanistan
  • David H. Petraeus
  • The United States should not send more troops to Afghanistan
Control code
sky233013440
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780737751024
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010016972
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
a1675836
Label
Afghanistan : opposing viewpoints, Noah Berlatsky, book editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Chapters: What is the military situation in Afghanistan? -- What is the status of human rights in Afghanistan? -- What progress is Afghanistan making toward democracy? -- How should the drug trade be confronted in Afghanistan?
  • H.D.S. Greenway
  • The United States should focus on Pakistan, not Afghanistan
  • Richard N. Haass
  • Afghan security forces must be made ready to take over military responsibilities
  • Anthony H. Cordesman and Adam Mausner
  • Afghan security forces will not soon be ready to take over military responsibilities
  • Greg Bruno
  • The Unites States makes little effort to prevent civilian casualties in Afghanistan
  • Eliza Szabo
  • It is difficult for the United States to limit civilian casualties in Afghanistan
  • Essays:
  • David Zucchino
  • The Unites States must stay in Afghanistan to fight for women's rights
  • Ellen Goodman
  • The U.S. presence in Afghanistan does little for women's rights
  • Anand Gopal
  • Freedom of the press is improving in Afghanistan
  • Saad Mohseni
  • Freedom of the press is not improving in Afghanistan
  • Safrang
  • The Afghan people want democracy
  • The Taliban are winning in Afghanistan
  • Christian Brose
  • Afghanistan is not ready for democracy
  • Thomas H. Johnson and M. Chris Mason
  • Hamid Karzai is a legitimate Afghan president
  • Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller
  • Hamid Karzai's regime is illegitimate
  • Peter W. Galbraith
  • Important gains can be made against government corruption in Afghanistan
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Important gains cannot be made against government corruption in Afghanistan
  • Antonio Guistozzi
  • Ben W. Heineman Jr.
  • The Taliban rely on drug money
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Drug money does not go primarily to the Taliban
  • Julien Mercille
  • The United States must eradicate poppy crops in Afghanistan
  • Rachel Ehrenfeld
  • The United States should concentrate on interdiction of the drug trade in Afghanistan
  • Beth DeGrasse and Ylli Bajraktari
  • Neither eradication nor interdiction will stop the drug trade in Afghanistan
  • The Taliban are not winning in Afghalnistan
  • Eugene Robinson
  • Poppies should be legalized in Afghanistan
  • Reza Aslan
  • Gregor Peter Schmitz and Jeremy Shapiro
  • The United States must increase its military presence in Afghanistan
  • David H. Petraeus
  • The United States should not send more troops to Afghanistan
Control code
sky233013440
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780737751024
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010016972
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
a1675836

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