Koran Kalashnikov and Laptop. The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan Antonio Giustozzi. Shows how the present-day. Giustozzi, Antonio () Koran, Kalashnikov, and Laptop: The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan. Columbia University Press, London. PDF | On Dec 22, , Paul Kamolnick and others published A Review of: “ Antonio Giustozzi. Koran, Kalashnikov, and Laptop: The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in.

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Craig rated it really liked it Nov 23, He dispels the Western propaganda of success and reconstruction and instead offers the reader an insight into the resurgence of the Taliban and the threats that it poses.

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nad One person found this helpful. The Journal of Military History. Separate chapters treat how and why the neo-Taliban were recruited, their organization, their tactics and strategy, and the counterinsurgency efforts of the Afghan government and its outside supporters. Waleed rated it liked it Feb 29, Academic Skip to main content.

Where the book is opaque, the available information is also opaque. Charles rated it it was ok Apr 21, Sam Ratner rated it really liked it Jan 14, Rather than there having been a ” surprise”, Giustozzi argues that the Neo-Taliban insurgency had put down strong roots in Afghanistan as early asa phenomenon he investigates in this timely and thought-provoking book.

There are also several perceptive comparisons with insurgencies elsewhere in the world.

Koran, Kalashnikov and Laptop

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. But if you want to get an accurate picture of how we got to where we are today in Afghanistan, then starting by reading this book wouldn’t be a bad mistake.


His topic is relevant and evolving. Understanding the war in Afghanistan is often difficult, and the majority of objective analysis often focuses with good reason on the policies and personalities of Western actors the Bush or Obama Administrations, NATO, European governments etc.

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Columbia University Press, Share your thoughts with other customers. The definitive volume on the resurgent Taliban for policymakers, diplomats, and military leaders Customers who viewed this item also viewed. There are also chrats included throughout this book to provide a visual for the authors statistics.

Of particular value is his description of the Taliban strategy, Taliban military districts, and Taliban exploitation of divisions between tribal and religious leaders and between tribes.

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Columbia University Press; 1 edition March 24, Language: Ad faced with a very sophisticated and creative form of guerilla warfare, the West found itself at a loss to fight an insurgency that bore little resemblance to its former enemy. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Suman Shekhawat rated it it was ok Aug 13, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Koran, Kalashnikov, and Laptop: Knowledge of Afghan society – not least the methods, motivations, strategies and tactics of the Taliban – stems mainly from journalists inside the country, who face great difficulties in providing a rounded account of the conflict.

Lqptop more Read less. The Taliban are clearly not up to the strength or level of proficiency that the Mujahideen forces were during the Soviet-Afghan War, but the effectiveness of the Afghan government also does not yet match that of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. The who, what, where and how behind the Taliban in Kalqshnikov. Showing of 6 reviews.


Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Events in Afghanistan have followed a historic pattern.

In reality, as early as there was a growing body of evidence that cast doubt on the official interpretation of the conflict. Giustozzi’s book kalwshnikov a okran challenge to contemporary accounts of the invasion and its aftermath and is an important investigation into the rise and dangerous future of the neo-Taliban. Historians prefer to let the dust settle on events to allow clarity and perspective before they analyze them. The Neo-Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan.

Giustozzi calls the current guerrilla effort the neo-Taliban.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Terrorist in Search of Humanity Faisal Devji. View freely available titles: The researcher may be limited to secondary source material much of which carries an institutional bias and a small group of journalists who usually fail to ask the important questions. In moments of triumphalism, some commentators claimed that ‘reconstruction and development’ had won o Announcements of an impending victory over the Taliban have been repeated ad nauseam since the Allied invasion of Afghanistan inparticularly after the Presidential elections ofwhich were said to have marked the ‘moral and psychological defeat of the Taliban’.