Ethnicity and politics in Afghanistan / Manmath Narayan Singh The Afghan conundrum: light weapons and state collapse / Ajay Darshan Behera Refugee situation in Afghanistan / Yahya Maroofi Position of women in Afghanistan / Arpita Basu Roy The Taliban view of jihad and the Islamic precepts / Sultan Shahin Afghanistan: source of religious extremism and terrorism for Central Asia / Alexander Knyazev The Taliban phenomenon: regional security implications for Central Asia / Leonid Kusmenovich Bakayev Afghanistan and cross-border terrorism in the CIS / Mahendra Ved An international approach to Afghanistan's future / Marvin G. Weinbaum Confronting creeping invasions: Afghanistan, the UN and the world community / William Maley United States, Taliban and crisis in Afghanistan / B.K. Shrivastava United Nations and the Afghanistan situation: the Taliban era / C.S.R. Murthy India's Afghan policy: emerging from the cold / S.D. Muni Shadow of Afghanistan over Kashmir / K. Warikoo Pakistan's policy in Afghanistan / Kalim Bahadur China's Afghan policy: limitations versus leverages / Swaran Singh Iran and Afghanistan: conflict of strategic interest and perception / Smruti S. Pattanaik Osama bin Laden, international terrorism and Afghanistan / Savita Pandey.
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