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Dr. Cammack's chapter raises some very difficult issues relating to religious fundamentalism, identity politics, the role of humanitarian agencies in complex emergencies, and the interface between the West and the Islamic world.

Central to her thesis is the assertion that the West has been willing to openly condemn the gender policies of the Taleban whereas they ignored the very similar policies of the mujahedeen. Her argument that this is due to the greater strategic interest which the US had in continuing cooperation with the mujahedeen has considerable validity. Certainly, while the US is rumored to be backing the Taleban because of its concerns about drugs and terrorism, its wish to recover Stinger missiles given to the mujahedeen, and its interest in the development of a pipeline to transport Central Asian gas and oil to the Indian Ocean, these do not weigh as heavily as the previous ambition to bring the Soviet Union to its knees.

Dr. Cammack's chapter raises some very difficult issues relating to religious fundamentalism, identity politics, the role of humanitarian agencies in complex emergencies, and the interface between the West and the Islamic world. Central to her th
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