United States foreign policy in Afghanistan from the Soviet era to the present. (c2008)

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dc.contributor.author Hallak, Nancy
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-24T09:01:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-24T09:01:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-10-24
dc.date.submitted 2008-02-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/863
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 109-114). en_US
dc.description.abstract Having contained the communist threat through the defeat of the Soviets in Afghanistan, the United States indirectly created a heavenly environment for extremists and terrorists. Afghanistan became increasingly unstable, and the world gained a new challenge: international terrorism. Two of the current and ongoing American foreign strategic goals are securing access to oil resources and fighting terrorists around the globe. These two goals became complementary to each other; in order to secure the oil resources, there has to be stability in the regions that have the most oil. Terrorists therefore constitute a barrier to such stability and peace as well as to achieving economic development in countries such as Afghanistan. This thesis first describes the history of American policy in Afghanistan, then tries to asses whether the United States has achieved its strategic goals of securing oil and fighting terrorism through its foreign policy in Afghanistan; in other words, the thesis asks: Has US foreign policy in Afghanistan from the Soviet Era to the present been a success or a failure? Unfortunately, the thesis concludes that the US has not reached its foreign policy objectives. More importantly, Afghanistan has turned into a failing or failed state and a major drug trafficker. Terrorism has not yet been contained, and the killing of innocent civilians continues to escalate. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject United States -- Foreign relations -- Afghanistan en_US
dc.subject Afghanistan -- Foreign relations -- United States en_US
dc.subject Afghan War, 2001- -- United States en_US
dc.subject Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989 en_US
dc.title United States foreign policy in Afghanistan from the Soviet era to the present. (c2008) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle A success or failure? en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199805830 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Imad Salamey
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: viii, 114 leaves; col. map; 30 cm. Available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2008.31 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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