In the News: Afghanistan

Week of November 2, 2009

News Item: On Monday, November 2, Afghan officials declared President Hamid Karzai the winner of the presidential runoff elections after his opponent, Abdullah Abdullah, dropped out of the race a day earlier. Dr. Abdullah believed a transparent election was not possible if changes were not made in the Independent Election Commission. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama continues to contemplate whether or not to send as many as 40,000 additional military personnel to Afghanistan. Lastly, October marked the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the war began eight years ago.

Afghan Women: Identity and Invasion
By Elaheh Rostami-Povey. Zed Books, 2007
Call Number: HQ1735.6 .R67 2007

Afghanistan’s Uncertain Transition from Turmoil to Normalcy
By Barnett R. Rubin. Council on Foreign Relations, 2006
Call Number: DS371.4 .R82 2006

After the Taliban: Life and Security in Rural Afghanistan
By Neamatollah Nojumi, Dyan Mazurana, and Elizabeth Stites. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009
Call Number: HN670.6. A8 N65 2009

Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence
By Sonali Kolhatkar and James Ingall. Seven Stores Press, 2006
Call Number: DS371.3 .K65 2006

Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (DVD)
By John Pilger. Bullfrog Films, 2004
Call Number: E183.8 .A3 B732 2004

Building a New Afghanistan
Edited by Robert I. Rotberg. Brookings Institution Press, 2007
Call Number: DS371.4 .B83 2007

Embracing the Occupiers: Conversations with the Future Leaders of Afghanistan and Iraq
By Jeremy S. Block. Praeger Security International, 2009
Call Number: DS79.769 .B56 2009

The End of Manners
By Francesca Marciano. Pantheon Books, 2008
Call Number: PR9120.9 .M36 E53 2008

Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantánamo, Bagram, and Kandahar
By Moazzam Begg. The New Press, 2006
Call Number: HV6432 .B44 2006

Future U.S. Security Relationships with Iraq and Afghanistan: U.S. Air Force Roles
By David E. Thaler et al. RAND Corp., 2008
Call Number: DS79.76 .F88 2008

How We Missed the Story: Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Hijacking of Afghanistan
By Roy Gutman. United States Institute of Peace, 2008
Call Number: E183.8 .A3 G88 2008

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
By Deborah Rodriguez. Random House, 2007
Call Number: HQ1735.6 .R63 2007

The Kite Runner
By Khaled Hosseini. RIverhead Books, 2005
Call Number: PS3608 .O832 K58 2005

The Kite Runner (DVD)
Directed by Marc Forster. DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2008
Call Number: PN1997.2 .K5842 2008 (Boca Raton Media Center)

“My Heart Became Attached”: The Strange Journey of John Walker Lindh
By Mark Kukis. Brassey’s, 2003
Call Number: HV6430 .L55 K85 2003

Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (DVD)
Directed by Richard E. Robbins. New Video, 2007
Call Number: DS79.76 .O64 2007 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Osama (DVD)
Directed by Siddiq Barmak. MGM, 2004
Call Number: PN1997 .O755 2004 (Boca Raton Media Center)

The Photographer
By Emmanuel Guibert, Didier Lefèvre, Frédéric Lemercier. First Second, 2009
Call Number: PN6747 .G85 P4913 2009

The Politics of Satire: Tarjomān, Afghanistan’s First Satirical Newspaper
By Faridullah Bezhan. Monash Asia Institute, 2008
Call Number: PN5449 .A3 B49 2008

Private Sector, Public Wars: Contractors in Combat — Afghanistan, Iraq, and Future Conflicts
By James Jay Carafano. Praeger Security International, 2008
Call Number: HD9743 .A2 C24 2008

Rescuing Afghanistan
By William Maley. UNSW Press, 2006
Call Number: DS371.4 .M35 2006

Safar-i Qandahār: Kandahar (DVD)
Directed by Muhsin Makhmalbaf. New Yorker Video, 2001
Call Number: PN1997.2 .S243 2003 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Seeds of Terror: How Heroin is Bankrolling the Taliban and Al Qaeda
By Gretchen Peters. Thomas Dunne Books, 2009
Call Number: HV5840 .A23 P48 2009

The Silenced Cry: One Woman’s Diary of a Journey to Afghanistan
By Ana Tortajada. Thomas Dunne Books, 2004
Call Number: DS352 .T6713 2004

The Taliban: War, Religion and the New Order in Afghanistan
By Peter Marsden. Zed Books, 2002
Call Number: DS371.2 .M373 2002

Taxi to the Dark Side (DVD)
Directed by Alex Gibney. Image Entertainment, 2008
Call Number: HV8599 .U6 T39 2008 (Boca Raton Media Center)

A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead Books, 2007
Call Number: PS3608 .O832 T56 2007

U.S. Relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan: The Imperial Dimension
By Hafeez Malik. Oxford University Press, 2008
Call Number: E183.8 .A3 M35 2008

Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan
By Sally Armstrong. Four Walls Eight Windows, 2002
Call Number: HQ1735.6 .A76 2002

The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan
By Dahr Jamail. Haymarket Books, 2009
Call Number: DS79.764 .U6 J36 2009

The Women of Afghanistan Under the Taliban
By Rosemarie Skaine. McFarland, 2002
Call Number: HQ1735.6 .S39 2001

Women of Afghanistan in the Post-Taliban Era: How Lives Have Changed and Where They Stand Today
By Rosemarie Skaine. McFarland & Co., 2008
Call Number: HQ1735.6 .S385 2008

Women of Courage: Intimate Stories from Afghanistan
By Katherine Kiviat and Scott Heidler. Gibbs Smith, 2007
Call Number: HQ1735.6 .Z75 A34 2007