Books, Chapters and Research Papers for First Semester

The readings are available as follows.

  1. The Land: Physiography & Drainage
    1. Dupree, Afghanistan. Ch 1 and Ch 2.
    2. Water Resources of Afghanistan. Part I & II
  2. On Theory: Geopower and geopolitics
    1. Tuathail, Critical Geopolitics chapter Geopower
    2. Grygiel, Great Powers and Geopolitical Change Chapter Geography, Geopolitics, Geostrategy
  3. On Theory: Ethnic core and Ethno-symbolism
    1. Smith, Ethnic Core and Dominant Ethnies Ch 1
    2. Anthony D. Smith on Nation and Modernism Ethno-symbolism
  4. Ethnicity and Nation in Afghanistan
    1. Article by Conrad Schetter Ethnoscape
    2. Article by Hyman Nationalism
  5. The People
    1. Barfield, Afghanistan, Cultural n Political History Ch 1
    2. Nabi, State to Nation Ch2
  6. The Anglo-Afghan Wars (I, II)
    1. Reunion, History of Afghanistan Ch6
    2. Saikal, Modern Afghanistan Ch 1
  7. Origins of the Afghan State
    1. Barfield, Anglo-Afghan Wars and the State Creation, Ch 3
    2. Rasanayagam, Afghanistan, A Modern History Ch 1-2
  8. Geopolitics of Revolutionary Movements
    1. Saikal, Experiment with Democracy Ch 6
    2. Edwards, The Saur Revolution Ch 6
  9. Afghanistan Under Cold War
    1. Soviet policy towards Afghanistan Collins
    2. Afghanistan and the USSR
    3. Game Theoretical Model Rubin
  10. Afghanistan and Pakistan Relations
    1. Pakistan and Afghanistan by Rasul B Rais
    2. Pakistan's role by Weinbaum
    3. Relations over the Pashtunistan Issue, Rasanayagam Chapter 3
    4. Marwat, Communism in Afghanistan Ch 6
  11. Afghanistan and Central Asia
  12. Afghanistan and Iran
  1. Geoeconomics
    1. Geoeconomic Watershed Dhaka
    2. China's Caution on Afghanistan, paper by Andrew Small, China's Afghanistan Policy
    3. India's Afghanistan Policy, Obama's Af-Pak Policy
  1. Post-2014 Situation, Afghanistan Beyond 2014
  1. Additional Resources
    1. US Military Academy, Regional Geography of Afghanistan. Ch 3 4
    2. Afghanistan Today: Glimpse of ordinary life Report
    3. Afghanistan Human Development report 2007 Chapter 1
    4. Anthony D. Smith on Nation and Modernism section1
    5. Article by Ashraf Ghani Islam and State-building