Online Dissertations and Theses

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Online Dissertations and Theses

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The Doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses listed below are all available online. If you have a dissertation or thesis that is available online please send us the link and it will be listed. Alternately, The Afghanistan Analyst can host your paper in PDF format. You may send a copy to contact [at] afghanistan-analyst.org. If you have a Word document and don’t have the Adobe PDF writer we will write it as a PDF file for you. It is also possible to host it elsewhere on the internet and then send us the link.

Last updated: January 2012.

Armstrong, Bradley J. (2003) Rebuilding Afghanistan: counterinsurgency and reconstruction in Operation Enduring Freedom. Thesis (M.S. in Defense Analysis)–Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.) Access: http://library.nps.navy.mil/uhtbin/hyperion-image/03Dec%5FArmstrong.pdf

Armstrong, Sally. (2001) Missing in access: a feminist critique of international documents that pertain to the human right of adolescent girls to access to health services and their impact on young women in Afghanistan and in Canada. Thesis (M.Sc.)–University of Toronto. Access: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk3/ftp04/MQ63042.pdf

Bleuer, Christian M. (2007) Uzbeks Versus The Center: Mobilization As An Ethnic Minority In The Tajikistan and Afghanistan Civil Wars. MA Thesis, Indiana University. Online: https://afghanistan-analyst.org/Documents/Uzbeks.pdf

Basso, John A. (2004) America’s last battles: organizing brigades to win the peace 14 lessons from East Timor, Afghanistan, and Iraq. U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2004. Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,176

Cathcart, Susan. (2004) Rhetoric versus reality prospects for women’s rights in post-taliban Afghanistan. Thesis (M.S.)–Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Online: http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12222004-083017

Davis, Mark G. (2004) Operation Anaconda command and confusion in Joint Warfare. Dissertation thesis–School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air University. http://www.insidedefense.com/secure/data%5Fextra/pdf3/dplus2004%5F2754.pdf

Dyke, John R. and Crisafulli, John R. (2006. 2007) Unconventional counter-insurgency in Afghanistan. Thesis (M.S. in Defense Analysis)–Naval Postgraduate School. Online: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA451756

Frantzell, Annika. (2011) Human Security, Peacebuilding, and the Hazara Minority of Afghanistan. Thesis (Master’s) Lunds University. Online: http://lup.lub.lu.se/luur/download?func=downloadFile&recordOId=2204122&fileOId=2204123

Gatling, Benjamin C. (2008) Negotiations in Performance: A Study of the Storytelling Performance of Two Adolescent Afghan Storytellers. Master’s Thesis. The Ohio State University. http://www.bu.edu/aias/gatling.pdf

Gifford, Andrew George Cameron. (2008) Humanitarian Directed Violence in Afghanistan: Neutrality and Humanitarian Space. MPhil, Massey University. Online: http://hdl.handle.net/10179/582

Green, Andrew Brian. (2000) Is there a Central Asian security complex?: an application of security complex theory and securitization to problems relating to identity in Central Asia. Thesis (M.A.)–Queen’s University at Kingston. Access: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp03/MQ52990.pdf

Grieken, D.D. van (2005) ‘Collaborating Warlords’ in Afghanistan’s Political Reconstruction Process. Thesis, University of Utrecht. Online:
http://igitur-archive.library.uu.nl/student-theses/2006-0324-075326/Scriptie%20DD%20van%20Grieken.pdf

Groh, Ty L. (2006) Ungoverned spaces: the challenges of governing tribal societies. Thesis (M.A. in Security Studies) Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.) Online: http://library.nps.navy.mil/uhtbin/hyperion/06Jun_Groh.pdf

Hammidov, Bakhtiyorjon U. (2004) Fall of the Taliban regime and their recovery as an insurgent movement in Afghanistan. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), 2004. Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,211

Hartenberger, Lisa Anne (and?) Straubhaar, Joseph D. (2005) Mediating transition in Afghanistan, 2001-2004. Thesis (Ph. D.)–University of Texas at Austin. Online: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/etd/d/2005/hartenbergerl42283/hartenbergerl42283.pdf#page=3

Hastings, Michael D. (2005) Integration of conventional forces and special operations forces. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Command and General Staff College (CGSC), 2005. Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,384

Hudson, Jeff D. and Warman, Steven A. (2005) Transforming the American soldier : educating the warrior-diplomat.Thesis (M.S. in Defense Analysis)–Naval Postgraduate School.Online: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA435524

Hussain, Khawar. (2005) Pakistan’s Afghanistan policy. Publication: Monterey, Calif. : Naval Postgraduate School. Thesis (M.A. in National Security Affairs)–Naval Postgraduate School, available online: http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil/research/theses/Hussain05.pdf

Ip, Pik-mui, Irene. (2002) HK media’s new battlefield: Afghanistan the decisions of sending war correspondents. Thesis (M.Journ.)–University of Hong Kong. Online: http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/hkuto/record/B31972652

Joya, Omar. 2011. Macroeconomic instability in Afghanistan: causes and solutions. Master’s dissertation. University of Bordeaux. Online: http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/37658/

Karlsson, Pia and Amir Mansory. 2007. An Afghan Dilemma: Education, Gender and Globalisationin an Islamic Context. Doctoral thesis, Stockholm University. http://www.diva-portal.org/diva/getDocument?urn_nbn_se_su_diva-7104-2__fulltext.pdf

Kazemi-Trensch, Nosrat. (2003) Bildung von Mädchen und Berufsleben der Frauen in drei islamischen Ländern Afghanistan, Iran, Jordanien (ein Vergleich). Dissertation: Heidelberg, Universitat, Diss., 2003. Online: http://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/volltextserver/volltexte/2004/4407/pdf/Dissertation.pdf

Krow, Matilka. 2011. A State in Limbo: Afghanistan, Warlords, and International Intervention (1979-1992, post-2001). Thesis (M.A.)–Dalhousie University. PDF.

Lyon, Peter David Sterling. (2007) A solution for ethnic conflict: democratic governance in Afghanistan, a case study. Thesis (M.A.)–University of Manitoba. Online: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk3/MWU/TC-MWU-298.pdf

Mahmood, Tariq. (2005) The Durand Line: South Asia’s new trouble spot. Thesis (M.A. in National Security Affairs)–Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
http://library.nps.navy.mil/uhtbin/hyperion/05Jun%5FMahmood.pdf

Merz, Andrew A. (2008) Coercion, Cash-Crops and Culture: From Insurgency to Proto-State in Asia’s Opium Belt. Master’s Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School. http://www.humansecuritygateway.info/documents/NPS_DrugsAndConflict_Asia_Thesis.pdf

Noorzai, Najibullah. (2011) Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: An Interlocked Regional Security Dilemma. Master’s Thesis, VU University Amsterdam. Online: http://www.ubvu.vu.nl/scripties/ft/14_21357602.pdf

Noorzai, Roshan. (2006) Communication and development in Afghanistan: A History of Reforms and Resitance. Master’s Thesis, Ohio University. http://www.ohiolink.edu/etd/send-pdf.cgi/Noorzai%20Roshan.pdf?acc_num=ohiou1154640245

Oberson, José (2002) “Khans and Warlords: Political Alignment, Leadership and the State in Pashtun Society. Anthropological Aspects and the Warlordism Debate.” Master’s Thesis, Institute for Ethnology, Berne, Switzerland. Part 1: http://www.kit10.info/Khans%20&%20Warlords%20in%20Pashtun%20Society%20PART%201.pdf  and part 2: http://www.kit10.info/Khans%20&%20Warlords%20in%20Pashtun%20Society%20PART%202.pdf

O’Quinn, Charles R.V. (2006) Invisible scalpel: low-visibility operations in the War on Terror. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), 2006. Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,581

Pejcinova, Ana (2006) Afghanistan: Creation of a Warlord Democracy. Master’s Thesis, Central European University. Online: http://www.anapejcinova.org/Theses/Afghanistan/1frontpage.htm

Rhyne, Richard G. Jr. (2004) Special Forces command and control in Afghanistan. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,249

Roe, Andrew M. (2005) British governance of the North-West Frontier (1919 to 1947): a blueprint for contemporary Afghanistan? Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), 2005. Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,355

Samadey, Jawaid. (2010) New War: A Comparative Analysis of the Three Recent Afghan Conflicts. Master’s thesis, University of Sheffield. Online: https://afghanistan-analyst.org/Documents/Samadey.pdf

Sarabi, Humayun. (2006) Politics and Modern History of Hazara Sectarian Politics in Afghanistan. MA Thesis, Tufts University. Available online at: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/research/2006/Sarabi.pdf

Searle, Deane. (2007) Low Intensity Conflict: Contemporary Approaches and Strategic Thinking. The University of Waikato. Online: http://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20070312.091218/

Sediqi, Fawad. (2009) Why are the Taliban still a Challenge for the Afghan Government and the International Community after their Removal from Power? MA thesis, University of Kent. Online: https://afghanistan-analyst.org/Documents/Sediqi.pdf

Smith, Valerie J. (2008) The information needs and associated communicative behaviors of female Afghan refugees in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dissertation (Ph.D. in Communication Studies)–Regent University (U.S.). Online: http://csueastbay-dspace.calstate.edu/handle/10211.5/9

Souza, Pete. (2006) A photojournalist on assignment. Thesis (M.S.)–Kansas State University. Online: http://hdl.handle.net/2097/254

Spencer, David K. (2010) Enhancing the European Union Development Strategy in Afghanistan. Master’s Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School. Online: https://afghanistan-analyst.org/Documents/Spencer.pdf

Standal, Karina. (2008) Giving Light and Hope in Rural Afghanistan: The Impact of Norwegian Church Aid’s Barefoot Approach on Women Beneficiaries. Master’s thesis, University of Oslo. http://www.duo.uio.no/publ/iss/2008/76872/Master_Karina_Standal.pdf

Summers, William C. (2002) Joint forward operating base elements of command and control. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,286

Tomasetti, Boyd Jason. (2006) Use of contingency contracting in a deployed environment at the tactical level. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,584

Tullier, Melody Esther. (2005) Building a State or Saving Lives? The Processes, Motives and Politics behind the Reconstruction of Afghanistan’s Health System. Master in City Planning, MIT. http://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/30283/60933255.pdf?sequence=1

Tse, Tak-wah, Sebastian. (1988, 1989) The buffer state and the buffer system: with reference to Afghanistan, 1881-1947. Thesis (M. Phil.)–University of Hong Kong, 1989. http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/hkuto/record/B31208927

Vant, Megan. (2007) In Legal Limbo? The status and rights of detainees from the 2001 war in Afghanistan. The University of Waikato. Online: http://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20070312.120934/

Verhoeve, Sebastian. (2007) De eerste fase in de oorlog in Afghanistan. Thesis Letteren – Geschiedenis (doctoraal). Utrecht.Online: http://igitur-archive.library.uu.nl/student-theses/2007-1010-201111/Eindscriptie%20terrorisme.doc

Villarreal, Raymundo, Jr. (2005) Role of the Department of Defense embedded reporter program in future conflicts. Thesis (MMAS)—U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Online: http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/u?/p4013coll2,369

Weusthuis, Martin. (2009) Afghan Pomegranates in the Netherlands: Designing an International Pomegranate Supply Chain. Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Wageningen. Online: https://afghanistan-analyst.org/Documents/Pomegranate.pdf

Williamson, Myra Elsie Jane Bell. (2007) Terrorism, war and international law: the legality of the use of force against Afghanistan in 2001. The University of Waikato. Online: http://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20070716.103819/