This outstanding series provides concise and lively introductions to countries and the major development issues they face. Packed full of factual information, photographs and maps, the guides also focus on ordinary people and the impact that historical, economic and environmental issues have on their lives.
Table of Contents
Afghanistan: ancient and modern
Imperial chess games
The struggle for power continues
The impact of September 11th
Challenges for the future
Land,livelihoods, and the environment
The return of refugees and displaced people
Justice and human rights
Facts and figures
Who's who in Afghanistan
An Afghan chronology
Sources and further reading
Oxfam in Afghanistan
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