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Roots of Confrontation in South Asia

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Roots of Confrontation in South Asia

Roots of Confrontation in South Asia
By Stanley Wolpert
Oxford University Press, 1982, 222 pp. $14.95 Purchase

A prominent historian takes a dim view of U.S. policy in South Asia, which he sees as having oscillated between "inept intervention" and "a total abdication of constructive responsibility." He calls for a Geneva conference on Afghanistan (although he doesn't say how to get the Soviets to come) and undiminished pressure against the Russians until they withdraw.

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