Massive Plunder of Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth

The Looting and ransacking of Afghanistan's natural resources by criminal militias; such as the ISIS terrorist group, and Taliban caused misunderstanding between the Afghans and International Coalition that they all are involved in looting of mineral resources of their country. The Islamic State of Khorasan controls large amount of territory in Afghanistan, and that includes parts of the country's rich mineral wealth, especially talc, chromite and marble. According to the Global Witness research report, several insurgents' groups, militias, Taliban and the ISIS are deeply involved in the plunder of these resources. These are the aspects discussed in the book by prominent authors.

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  • Pages: 276
  • 9789389620108 • HARDBACK • Mar 2020 • Rs.1250
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Musa Khan Jalalzai is a journalist and research scholar. He has written extensively on Afghanistan, terrorism, nuclear and biological terrorism, human trafficking, drug trafficking, and intelligence research and analysis. He was an Executive Editor of the Daily Outlook Afghanistan from 2005-2011, and a permanent contributor in Pakistan's daily The Post, Daily Times, and The Nation, Weekly the Nation, (London). However, in 2004, US Library of Congress in its report for South Asia mentioned him as the biggest and prolific writer. He received Masters in English literature, Diploma in Geospatial Intelligence, University of Maryland, Washington DC, certificate in Surveillance Law from the University of Stanford, USA, and a diploma in Counterterrorism from Pennsylvania State University, California, the United States.

Chapter 1 At any Price we will Take the Mines: the Islamic State, the Taliban, and Afghanistan’s by White Talc Mountains
Chapter 2 The Sun cannot be Hidden by two Fingers: Illicit Drugs and the Discussions on a Political Settlement in Afghanistan by David Mansfield
Chapter 3 The Myth of ‘Afghan Black’: A Cultural History of Cannabis Cultivation and Hashish Production in Afghanistan by Fabrizio Foschini and Jelena Bjelica
Chapter 4 Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Hawala’s Damage to the Afghan Economy by Michael Kelvington
Chapter 5 War on Drugs for Peace in Afghanistan: Lessons from South America 152 By SADF
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