WOW! Politics 2014 - Teaching & Learning Resources for the A Level Politics Classroom

Join us for WOW! Politics 2014 - the Resource-Packed CPD Course for A Level Politics: London 18 June

A Level Government & Politics Resources Popular resources on the {my channel} blog Resource tags for the blog RSS Feed for the blog Twitter feed for this blog Teacher Email Resource Newsletter Category listing for this blog A Level Government & Politics Blog Home Page
Tracker Pixel for Entry

Global Issues: Changing Nature of Conflict - ‘Asymmetrical’ Conflict in Afghanistan

Saturday, December 03, 2011
Print Tweet This!Save to Favorites

On December 5, foreign ministers from some ninety countries will converge on the Rhineland city of Bonn to discuss Afghanistan’s future. They will be meeting exactly ten years after an earlier Bonn conference appointed a new government for the country in the wake of the Taliban’s retreat from Kabul.  Interesting article in Chatham House’s World Today entitled : Afghanistan - More harm than good?

Beyond giving a snap shot of Afghanistan’s ongoing complications, it has a quick reference to the nature of the ‘asymmetrical’ nature of the war being waged:

As the conflict is one of ‘asymmetrical warfare’, the Taliban always slip away from direct confrontation with ISAF troops and use other methods to exert their power. Assassinations of government officials continue at a high level and, in a new tactic this year, the Taliban and the other insurgent groups started to impose an evening mobile phone blackout in more than half the country’s provinces. They warn the four mobile phone network providers to shut down from dusk to dawn or have their masts blown up; a simple but psychologically effective tactic that reminds every frustrated would-be mobile phone user just how extensive the Taliban’s reach has become.



 

FOR MORE REVISION SUPPORT FROM THE TUTOR2U TEAM...

Follow the tutor2u team and all our subject blogs on Twitter

Register for free tutor2u revision classes at our sister site Zondle:

Use the following class codes to join our Zondle revision classes:

Economics: AS Micro 290-66327 AS Macro 290-66328 A2 Micro 290-66329 A2 Macro 290-66330

AQA AS/A2 Business: BUSS1 290-66325 BUSS2 290-66326 BUSS3 290-66323 BUSS4 290-66322

 


tutor2u Politics Teacher Resource Newsletter

Join our Politics Teacher Resource Newsletter
















Also add me to these Teacher Resource Newsletters:






tutor2u online store

PowerPoint Lesson Activities Teacher Conferences & CPD Courses
Exam Coaching & Revision Workshops Pre-release Case Study Toolkits
A Level Economics Teaching Support Resources for Business Studies
Digital Magazines  


Enter your Email


Latest resources

Categories

Blog RSS feed Blog RSS Feed
© Copyright Tutor2u Limited 2013 All Rights Reserved