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. 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
  7. The Anglo-Afghan Wars (I, II)
    1. Reunion, History of Afghanistan Ch6
    2. Saikal, Modern Afghanistan Ch 1
  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. Taliban, Oil and Fundamentalism by Rashid Ch_13_14
    3. Relations over the Pashtunistan Issue, Rasanayagam Chapter 3
  11. Afghanistan and Central Asia, Iran relations
  12. Afghanistan and China, India, US relations
    1. China's Afghanistan Policy
    2. India's Afghanistan Policy
    3. Obama's Af-Pak Policy
  13. Geoeconomics of Resources and Routes
    1. Geoeconomic Watershed Dhaka
    2. Minerals of Afghanistan Ministry of Mines, Afghanistan

  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
    6. Marwat, Communism in Afghanistan Ch 6
    7. Pakistan's role by Weinbaum
    8. Post-2014 Situation, Afghanistan Beyond 2014
    9. China's Caution on Afghanistan, paper by Andrew Small