‘A Bleeding Wound’: The Causes and Consequences of Gorbachev’s and the West’s Proxy War in Afghanistan

Roberts, Liam (2021) ‘A Bleeding Wound’: The Causes and Consequences of Gorbachev’s and the West’s Proxy War in Afghanistan. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This thesis will analyse the Soviet-Afghan War as a proxy war. ‘A proxy war is defined as
a war instigated by a major power which itself does become not involved.’ While it will
feature the role of the Soviets and Pakistan throughout, this thesis will focus on the role
played by the Anglo-American alliance and their interactions with the Mujahideen. It will review the actions of American and British governments, including the provision of stinger missiles to the Mujahideen and the use of Keenie Meenie Services by MI6. This study will compartmentalize the actions of both these actors to examine the consequences of the proxy war and help determine whether the terror attacks leading up to 9/11, and 9/11 itself, were ‘a fait accompli’, due to the prior actions of parties involved.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D890 Eastern Hemisphere
Divisions: Departments > History
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Gail Graffham
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 08:54
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 08:54
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5885

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