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Chris Johnson - Afghanistan - 9781842779552 - V9781842779552
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Description for Afghanistan Hardcover. Drawing on the author's long experience of living and working in Afghanistan, this title examines what the changes of years have meant in terms of Afghans' sense of their own identity and hopes for the future. Num Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FCA; JPA; JPS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 138 x 138. Weight in Grams: 460.
Widely portrayed as the 'success of the war on terror', Afghanistan is now in crisis. Increasingly detached from the people it is meant to serve, and unable to manage the massive amounts of aid that it has sought, the administration in Kabul struggles to govern even the diminishing areas of the country over which it has some sway. Whatever political progress that has been possible now takes place against a backdrop of mounting casualties among innocent Afghan civilians and NATO troops. Many Afghans feel themselves to be trapped, hostage between two forces, both of which claim to be their liberators. ... Read more

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About Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson lived in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2004. She first worked for Oxfam, the set up a joint UN/NGO/donor research unit, the Afghanistan research and Evaluation Unit, where she worked until early 2002. She then undertook a wide range of consultancy work for different organisations concerned with the transition. She now works for the United Nations Mission in Sudan. ... Read more

Reviews for Afghanistan
'There is no doubt about the authors' exceptional understanding of and deep affection for Afghanistan...All said, this is an indispensable book for anyone wishing to gain an understanding of what has been done in and to Afghanistan in the last 30 years. It is also a book that raises profound questions about how and why well-meaning organisations operate in countries ... Read more

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