Abdulkader H. Sinno, Organizations at War in Afghanistan and Beyond

Author
Kimberly Marten
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
123
Issue Number
4
Publication Date
Winter 2008 - 09
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
This is a hard book to tackle. It is not as clearly organized as it might have been, and (especially in the opening theoretical chapters) its thread often gets lost in difficult, repetitive, jargon-laden prose. Yet for anyone interested in insurgency and counterinsurgency, Afghanistan and Pakistan, or late-period Soviet military history, the book is worth the effort. Abdulkader H. Sinno sheds new light on the organizational politics and sociology of Afghanistanʼs morphing militia groups, and on the 30 years of warfare engulfing the country from the Soviet invasion of 1979 to todayʼs NATO-led peace enforcement operations.
Topic
International Organization, Politics
Political Geography
Pakistan, Afghanistan