7 Essential Books About Afghanistan

As news about the Taliban continues to unfold, satisfy your curiosity about instability in the region.

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The Battle for Afghanistan

By Mohammad Yousaf and Mark Adkin

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Walking the Precipice

By Barbara Bick

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Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Second Edition

By Ahmed Rashid

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The Hooligans of Kandahar

By Joseph Kassabian

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Dancing in the Mosque: An Afghan Mother's Letter to Her Son

By Homeira Qaderi

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The Lieutenant Don't Know

By Jeff Clement

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Crossing the Wire

By AnnaMaria Cardinalli