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Amin Saikal

Amin Saikal is director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies and Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University. He has been a visiting fellow at the Universities of Princeton and Cambridge, as well as at Sussex University’s Institute of Development Studies. He has also been a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in International Relations. He is the author of numerous works on the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia, including The Rise and Fall of the Shah; Islam and the West: Conflict or Cooperation?


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Modern Afghanistan
A History of Struggle and Survival

I.B. Tauris
Afghanistan’s history is a sad one: Soviet invasion in 1979; Pakistan-backed internal conflict in the 1980s; the Taliban regime and then the US invasion after...
Amin Saikal

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