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Moscow"s Afghan war Soviet motives and Western interests by Radek Sikorski

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Published by Alliance for the Institute for European Defence & Strategic Studies in [Great Britain] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Afghanistan -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1979-1989.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Radek Sikorski.
SeriesOccasional paper -- no.27, Occasional paper (Institute for European Defence & Strategic Studies) -- no.27.
ContributionsInstitute for European Defence & Strategic Studies.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS371.2
The Physical Object
Pagination57 p. ;
Number of Pages57
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21124306M
ISBN 10090796785X

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