by David Nelson

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The Genocide and Persecution series offers readers a multitude of perspectives, allowing for a more nuanced understanding of these complex and horrific periods in world history; each volume is an anthology of previously published materials on acts of geno; Title explores decades of occupation and civil war in Afghanistan, from the Soviet occupation until the present day, addressing: atrocities committed both by the Soviet military and the Afghan mujahedeen fighters; the effect of US involvement in Afghanist; The histories of nations across the globe are marked by dark periods of mass murder, brutal repression, and unrelenting persecution. Remembering and understanding such incidents is vitally important. The Genocide and Persecution series offers students and

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737762518
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2013
Series: Genocide and Persecution Series
Pages: 209
Sales rank: 807,242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface 1

Foreword 5

World Map 15

Chronology 18

Chapter 1 Historical Background on Afghanistan

Chapter Exercises 22

1 Three Decades of Human Rights Abuses in Afghanistan: An Overview Patricia Gossman 24

2 The Soviet Union Explains Its Intervention in Afghanistan Boris Gromov 35

3 The Afghan Government Reacts to US President Jimmy Carters State of the Union Address 41

The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan

4 A Report to the United Nations on the Soviet Atrocities in Afghanistan Felix Ermacora 47

5 A United Nations Resolution on the Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan 60

United Nations

6 The Rise and Fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan Kim Masters Evans 65

Chapter 2 Issues and Controversies Surrounding Afghanistan

Chapter Exercises 74

1 Genocide Was an Accepted Soviet Anti-Guerilla Tactic Claude Malhuret 76

2 Soviet Land Mines Endangered Children but Did Not Specifically Target Them Rae McGrath 90

3 Soviets Used Chemical Weapons Against Afghan Mujahideen and Civilians Stuart J.D. Schwartzstein 95

4 The Soviet Occupiers Derailed Afghanistan's Justice System Michael Barry Omar Babrakzai Ghafoor Yussofzai 106

5 Afghanistan Needed Humanitarian Aid as Well as Military Support to Halt Genocide Edward Girardet 119

6 The Soviet War in Afghanistan Was a Key Factor in the Collapse of the Soviet Union 131

7 US Involvement in Afghanistan Yielded Numerous Unforeseen Consequences David Wildman Phyllis Bennis 144

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives

Chapter Exercises 156

1 Life for Afghans in a War Zone Niyaz Turdi Alex Klaits Gulchin Gulmamadova-Klaits 157

2 Mother of Three Reflects on Work in Afghanistan Jan Cartwright 165

3 Afghanistan War: Lessons from the Soviet War Edward Girardet 168

4 Afghanistan's Last Two Jews Feuding Steven Gutkin 176

5 The Systemic Abuse of Women in Post-Taliban Afghanistan Human Rights Watch 179

Organizations to Contact 189

List of Primary Source Documents 194

For Further Research 197

Index 202

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