Hurting the Host: The Rationale of the Afghan Exodus

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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"Afghanistan has experienced close to four decades of perpetual violence wars, political upheavals, and religious and ethnic clashes, resulting in millions of Afghans fleeing to neighbouring countries for protection. Facing the Soviet invasion after the Saur revolution and the ensuing civil conflict, between 1979 and the early 1990s approximately six million escaped to Pakistan and Iran, marking the first exodus of Afghan refugees. After Soviet forces withdrew from Afghanistan, around two million refugees decided to return to their country. However, beginning in the mid-1990s, factional clashes led to an outbreak of civil war and the rise of the Taliban, who were able to gain control of major areas and ensued by the establishment of an extraordinary cruel autocratic terror regime. (...)."

Document type: Article
Publisher: E-International Relations
Place of Publication: Bristol
Date: 2015
Version: Secondary publication
Edition: Bearbeiteter Blog-Beitrag
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2016
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Keywords: Afghanistan, Taliban, Flüchtling
Uncontrolled Keywords: Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Taliban, Flüchting, Migrant, NATO, ISAF / Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Taliban, Refugees, Migrants, NATO, ISAF
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: Pakistan
other countries
Series: Personen > Political Column in South Asian Politics by Siegfried O. Wolf
Volume: 46
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