Descent into chaos : the United States and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
(Audiobook on CD)

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[Place of publication not identified] : Random House, Inc., [2008]., Holland, Ohio :
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Ahmed Rashid is the voice of reason amid the chaos of Central Asia today. His unique knowledge of this complex, war-torn region gives him a panoramic vision and grasp of nuance that no Western writer can emulate. In Descent Into Chaos, Rashid reviews the regional conditions since 9/11 and the catastrophic aftermath of America’s failed war on terror. The underlying theme is clear, devastating and deeply critical of current U.S. foreign policy. Iraq is essentially a sideshow. Pakistan and Afghanistan are where the war really began. Pakistan remains the crucial resource and key player, and Afghanistan is where the fight against Islamic insurgency is eventually going to be played out. Rashid also brings into clear focus the regional issues of Central Asia that few in our country seem to understand and yet are having a crucial impact on our own security and conduct. Seven years after 9/11, despite the thousands of lives and billions of dollars that have been spent in the region, it is in chaos. Pakistan, unstable and armed with nuclear weapons, has become terrorism central. The Taliban is resurging and reconquering land, and al Qaeda is stronger than ever. And at the heart of these calamities is the United States’ refusal to accept its responsibility for statecraft and nation building and its utter failure to understand the region. Rashid’s blistering critique of American policy is also a warning and an impassioned call to correct our failed strategies. There is no more urgent global task.
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Audiobook on CD
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16 audio discs (1,140 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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English
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1423368061, 9781423368069

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Read by Arthur Morey.
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Ahmed Rashid is a respected international journalist with vast expertise on Central Asia. In Descent Into Chaos, he argues that Afghanistan and Pakistan pose more of a threat to world stability than the Middle East, and predicts dire consequences if U.S. policy continues to ignore this area of the world.
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Rashid, A., & Morey, A. (2008). Descent into chaos: the United States and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. [Place of publication not identified]: Random House, Inc.

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Rashid, Ahmed and Arthur. Morey. 2008. Descent Into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. [Place of publication not identified]: Random House, Inc.

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Rashid, Ahmed and Arthur. Morey, Descent Into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. [Place of publication not identified]: Random House, Inc, 2008.

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Rashid, Ahmed., and Arthur Morey. Descent Into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. [Place of publication not identified]: Random House, Inc, 2008.

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