Tribal Analysis Center. The TAC specializes in the
collection and analysis of data related to tribes in remote areas. The
emphasis that is given to tribal engagement in counterinsurgency signifies
that tribal studies are very relevant to military and civilian government
Tribe, Clan, & Ethnic Genealogies of Afghanistan.
By the Program for Culture & Conflict Studies, Naval Postgraduate School
References, Documents, and
Reports on Tribes
(listed in chronological order)
Foschini, Fabrizio. The
Social Wandering of the Afghan Kuchis: Changing patterns, perceptions
and politics of an Afghan community, Afghanistan Analysts Network
(AAN), November 28, 2013.
http://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/publication/the-social . . .
Understanding Afghanistan: The Importance of Tribal Culture and
Structure in Security and Governance, US Institute of Peace,
updated November 2009. Posted on MODA website.
___________, Pashtun Tribal
Dynamics, Tribal Analysis Center, October 2009.
Maps of Tribal and
Ethnic Areas of Afghanistan
___________, Ethnic Identity
in Afghanistan, Program for Culture & Conflict Studies, Naval
Postgraduate School (NPS). Includes tribal maps.
Videos about Afghan
Kuchi Nomads: Struggling and
Stateless in War-Torn Lands, Radio Free Europe, February 8, 2016.
A 3-minute long video depicting the difficult life of Afghan nomads.
"It's the Tribes, Stupid". Five
short videos designed to help the viewer understand the importance of
the tribes in the Afghan conflict. Steven Pressfield Online.
Nomadic Koochi Tribes of
Afghanistan. A documentary.
Kyrgyz of the Wakhan - Life in
the Afghan Pamir Mountains (CDI Projects).
News Reports of about Tribes in Afghanistan
September 11, 2012.
"Fight the Taliban with Afghan Culture". USA Today.
January 30, 2010.
"A Look at America's New Hope: The Afghan Tribes". The New
York Times.The Shinwari tribe in eastern Afghanistan vows to
fight the Taliban and support the government.
November 30, 2009.
"Army Researchers Warn Against Tribal War in Afghanistan".
Wired.com Danger Room.
November 22, 2009.
"The U.S. may again try a tribal strategy". The Washington
Post. Some say the military should moe away from current policies
of central authority in Afghan governance and provide more support to
May 26, 2009.
"CIA Discovery: Tribes in Afghanistan!". Harper's Magazine.
The Central Intelligence Agency has decided, eight years into the war,
that knowing the composition and structure of Afghan tribes could be
November 7, 2008.
"A Tribal Strategy for Afghanistan". Council on Foreign
Relations. The U.S. military hopes to create a tribal backlash
against the Taliban.
January 31, 2008.
the Dark: Afghanistan's Tribal Complexity". The Economist.
December 20, 2001.
"Bumpy rides and rival tribes on Afghanistan's border". The
Christian Science Monitor. Two journalists travel from Pakistan
to Afghanistan and learn about tribal dynamics along the journey.
November 15, 2001.
"Analysis: Afghanistan's tribal groups". BBC News.
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