Drawing on Afghan cultural and historical background, this book provides fresh insights into the nature of the Afghan conflict, the country's threatened national infrastructure, the continuing decimation of its citizens, and the prospects for their survival.
Introduction 1. Origins of the Anti-Soviet Jihad 2. Leadership Dilemmas: Challenges and Responses 3. Arms Shipments to the Afghan Resistance 4. Afghan Refugee Women and Their Struggle for Survival 5. The New Afghan Middle Class as Refugees and Insurgents 6. Rationales for the Movement of Afghan Refugees to Peshawar 7. Humanitarian Response to an Inhuman Strategy