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Political economy of unconventional warfare in Afghanistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Central of Central Asian Studies, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 6, Issue (10), Pages 21-24, October,14 (2017)


Looking at the contemporary International Community the Republic of Afghanistan is a country like no other in the world. As the country is acting as a catalyst in the great ideological warfare of twenty first century. Afghanistan has undergone several phases of transitions that proved to be failures and has also been passed through conflict cycles since the end of nearly two centuries old monarchical order in the early 1970. Among all the political transitions none of the political transitions- be it the one attempt by Sardar Mohammad Daud in 1973, by Afghan communists in the late 1970s and 80s, by Anti Soviet resistance leadership in the early 1990, or by Taliban in the mid 1990 no one could prove to be more problematic than the transition which happened after 9/11 when the US decided to invade Afghanistan in order to weed out the antisocial elements there. The Incident of 9/11 puts US into a new position of warfare. The war was the starting of the Unconventional Warfare. In which the target become less and less defined and better dispersed. In this context the study would attempt to access that how War on Terror change the phase of war from Conventional to Unconventional one. The Study is significant in understanding that how the event of 9/11 changes the means of warfare. How it is fought in Afghanistan. It is thus significant in analyzing the impact of the Unconventional Warfare to International Community especially the regional powers.


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