A decade of clarity or confusion? : an empirical study of the causal relationships between the US counter-insurgency and counter-narcotics policies in Afghanistan

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dc.contributor.advisor Hall, Steven Randolph
dc.contributor.author Burhanzoi, Ajmal S.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-21T17:20:10Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-26T20:17:46Z
dc.date.created 2012-05-05
dc.date.issued 2012-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/195879
dc.description.abstract This study embarked on a statistical analysis of the US counter-insurgency and counternarcotics efforts in relation to the overall process of state-building in Afghanistan. Compiling data from year 2006 to 2011, this study employed panel data analysis at the province level. While testing some of the widely held theories, this study found that insecurity—insurgent activity—is the main driving force behind poppy cultivation. This relationship is not dependent on whether insurgents get involved in the opium economy for financial gains. Furthermore, this study found that outside support for insurgents, in the sense of providing a safe haven, is the main exogenous causal factor that drives insurgency. In light of these findings, this study proposed a long-term regional policy that would be mindful of the complexities existing between Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Political Science
dc.subject.lcsh Insurgency -- Afghanistan -- Mathematical models
dc.subject.lcsh Drug control -- Afghanistan -- Mathematical models
dc.subject.lcsh Nation-building -- Afghanistan -- Mathematical models
dc.title A decade of clarity or confusion? : an empirical study of the causal relationships between the US counter-insurgency and counter-narcotics policies in Afghanistan en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Decade of clarity of confusion? : an empirical study of the casual relationships between the US counter-narcotics and counter-insurgeny policies in Afghanistan
dc.title.alternative Clarity or confusion? : US policies in Afghanistan
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.date.liftdate 2012-05-22
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1666206


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