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A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster

A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster

作者 : Joshua Partlow

出版社 : ALFRED A. KNOPF

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美國與阿富汗政治世家卡爾扎伊家族(Karzai)複雜且最後以失敗收場的關係,是理解悲慘的阿富汗戰爭的關鍵。讀者透過由《華盛頓郵報》喀布爾分社前主管的描述,可一窺大權在握又狡猾的阿富汗伊斯蘭共和國第一任總統哈米德.卡爾扎伊及其家人的面貌。

「Partlow精彩地追蹤了卡爾扎伊總統和他權力四處蔓生的家族歷史...。美國打了最長的阿富汗戰爭期間,鮮少有筆法優秀、詳實、平衡且吸引人的報導出現,而Partlow是其中的佼佼者。」
--《華盛頓郵報》

「關於美國政府在阿富汗的諸多失敗,Partlow的解析深具洞察力。他描寫人物的技巧高超...對卡爾扎伊家族以及美國對阿富汗文化理解不深所導致的災難性後果,本書是極佳的導讀本。」
--《柯克斯評論》

美國進駐阿富汗的原因很簡單,只是為了報復911攻擊並且削弱塔利班的勢力。任務執行不超過兩個月,但是接下來的十年之戰只是為了權力與金錢,美國提供史無前例的大量資金給地球上最貧窮的國家之一:阿富汗,最後留給這個國家的卻是比美國首次派兵之前還要危險的狀態。

本書故事的核心是卡爾扎伊家族。哈米德.卡爾扎伊與他的兄弟們視阿富汗戰爭為國家的各種新象徵:一個溫和、有教養、在東西方文化中游刃有餘的國家,是殘暴且開倒車的塔利班政權的對立面。卡爾扎伊兄弟們來自一個顯著的政治世家,過去是阿富汗前國王的親信,因為俄羅斯戰爭,被迫流亡海外。當哈米德.卡爾扎伊在巴基斯坦與反抗組織密謀合作時,他的兄弟們在美國找到侍者與經理的工作,最後開了餐廳。911攻擊事件之後,兄弟們搬回故鄉,協助重建阿富汗,以各種充滿野心的計畫,重塑他們的家園。

無奈當今的阿富汗卻是一片狼藉,卡爾扎伊兄弟們撕破了臉,並且與西方盟友大起衝突。本書作者Joshua Partlow的分析,揭露了在原本可能成為政治王朝的家族幕後各方所犯下的錯誤,浪費的希望與機會,這是第一本完整聚焦於卡爾扎伊家族的書籍。

The key to understanding the calamitous Afghan war is the complex, ultimately failed relationship between the powerful, duplicitous Karzai family and the United States, brilliantly portrayed here by the former Kabul bureau chief for The Washington Post.

The United States went to Afghanistan on a simple mission: avenge the September 11 attacks and drive the Taliban from power. This took less than two months. Over the course of the next decade, the ensuing fight for power and money—supplied to one of the poorest nations on earth, in ever-greater amounts—left the region even more dangerous than before the first troops arrived.

At the center of this story is the Karzai family. President Hamid Karzai and his brothers began the war as symbols of a new Afghanistan: moderate, educated, fluent in the cultures of East and West, and the antithesis of the brutish and backward Taliban regime. The siblings, from a prominent political family close to Afghanistan’s former king, had been thrust into exile by the Soviet war. While Hamid Karzai lived in Pakistan and worked with the resistance, others moved to the United States, finding work as waiters and managers before opening their own restaurants. After September 11, the brothers returned home to help rebuild Afghanistan and reshape their homeland with ambitious plans.

Today, with the country in shambles, they are in open conflict with one another and their Western allies. Joshua Partlow’s clear-eyed analysis reveals the mistakes, squandered hopes, and wasted chances behind the scenes of a would-be political dynasty. Nothing illustrates the arc of the war and America’s relationship with Afghanistan—from optimism to despair, friendship to enmity—as neatly as the story of the Karzai family itself, told here in its entirety for the first time.
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Joshua Partlow

目前是《華盛頓郵報》墨西哥分社主管。2009到2012年之間,他是《郵報》喀布爾分社主管,同時也是南美與伊拉克的特派記者。2010年,Partlow與Rajiv Chandrasekaran共同分享了海外新聞協會獎,表彰他們對於阿富汗戰爭的系列報導。
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