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Descent into Chaos

The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Cenral Asia

by Ahmed Rashid

Hardcover, 484 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27.95 |

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Descent into Chaos
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The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Cenral Asia
Author
Ahmed Rashid

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Examines how the failure of the nation building policies of the United States have contributed to increased instability in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, a result which represents the greatest threat to peace and security in the global community.

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Will Obama Bring Change To Afghanistan, Pakistan?

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The 'Chaos' of Failed Nation-Building

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