Failed States : The Need for a Realistic Transition in Afghanistan

Failed or failing states cause concern and spread chaos to their neighbours. They are an unquestionable and authentic source of terrorism, organized crime, drugs trafficking, violence, disease, and economic breakdown. Afghanistan is an example of such a troubled state, which collapsed in 1992. 
The Afghan state remained shattered and failed due to the inattention of international coalition. In modern intellectual forums, most of the failed-state discourses are centered on the lack of a state's capacity to carry out the basic services for which it is responsible, such as the rule of law, good governance, and effective border control against external threats.
This book is a collection of articles on various issues leading to the Failed States written by eminent scholars and researchers.

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  • Pages: 504
  • 9789389620191 • HARDBACK • Mar 2020 • Rs.1650
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author details

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 Weak States and Global Threats: Assessing Evidence of “Spillovers”
Stewart Patrick
Chapter 2 State-Building and Fragility of Personality- Dependent Political Order
Dr. Zubair Popalzai
Chapter 3 Peace-building and State-building from the Perspective of the Historical Development of International Society
Hideaki Shinoda
Chapter 4 The Logics of Public Authority: Understanding Power, Politics and Security in Afghanistan, 2002–2014
Marika Theros and Mary Kaldor
Chapter 5 The Challenge of Reconstructing Failed States
Serge Michailof
Chapter 6 Afghanistan: The Failed State as Status Quo?
por Maite Vázquez
Chapter 7 Corruption in Afghanistan and the Role of Development Assistance
Mathias Bak
Chapter 8 War State, Trauma State: Why Afghanistan Remains Stuck in Conflict
Erik W. Goepner
Chapter 9 Surveillance in Weak States: The Problem of Population Information in Afghanistan
Ali Karimi
Chapter 10 Kandahar from Razeq to Tadin: Building the ‘American Tribe’ 
Thomas Ruttig and Ali Mohammad Sabawoon
Chapter 11 A Maelstrom of Militias: Takhar, a Case Study of Strongmen Coopting the ALP
Kate Clark
Chapter 12 Judicial Review in Afghanistan: A Flawed Practice
Ghizaal Haress
Chapter 13 Abusive Night Raids by CIA-Backed Afghan Strike Forces Human Rights Watch Report-2019
Notes to Chapters