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Afghanistan Dissertations and Theses on Proquest
The following doctoral dissertation and theses are available (in PDF and/or hard copy) through Proquest for a fee of $30+. If you sign in to Proquest through your university website you will be able to download a small number of these for free.
Anooshahr, Ali, Ph.D. The ghazi sultans and the frontiers of Islam. University of California, Los Angeles, 2005.
Amirsoleimani, Soheila, Ph.D. Truths and lies: Irony and intrigue in Tarikh-i Bayhaqi. University of Michigan, 1995.
Arreguin-Toft, Ivan Michael, Ph.D. Arts of darkness: Barbarism and guerrilla warfare in asymmetric conflict. The University of Chicago, 1998.
Aziz, Nahid, Psych.D. Cultural sensitization and clinical guidelines for mental health professionals working with Afghan immigrant/refugee women in the United States. United States International University, 1999.
Baily, John Sebastian, Ph.D. Music, musicians and musical performance in Herat, 1973-1977. Queen’s University of Belfast (United Kingdom), 1988.
Bashir, Shahzad, Ph.D. Between mysticism and messianism: The life and thought of Muhammmad Nurbaks (d. 1464). Yale University, 1997.
Bedford, Daniel Peter, Ph.D. Climate sensitivity and water management in the upper Amu Darya basin. University of Colorado at Boulder, 1997.
Bell, Lori Lyn, M.Sc. Female community health workers in developing countries: How effective are they? McGill University (Canada), 1994.
Bernard, JoAnn Rosi, M.S. The satisfaction level of Afghan refugee students with student services at a San Francisco Bay Area college. California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2000.
Bonin, John A., Ph.D. Army Aviation becomes an essential arm: From the Howze Board to the modular force, 1962—2004. Temple University, 2006.
Burki-Liebl, Shireen K., Ph.D. The politics of state intervention: State policy and the status of women in Pakistan (1947–2006) and Afghanistan (1919–2006). The University of Utah, 2007.
Felbab-Brown, Vanda, Ph.D. Shooting up: The impact of illicit economies on military conflict. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007.
Fluri, Jennifer L., Ph.D. Beyond the burqa: The spatial politics of Afghanistan’s revolutionary women. The Pennsylvania State University, 2005.
Gehrig, Tina Annette, Ph.D. Procedures of exile: Afghan experiences of asylum in Germany. University of California, Irvine, 2006.
Goodson, Larry Preston, Ph.D. Refugee-based insurgency: The Afghan case. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990.
Hanifi, Shah Mahmoud, Ph.D. Inter-regional trade and colonial state formation in nineteenth-century Afghanistan. University of Michigan, 2001. Published as a book: http://www.gutenberg-e.org/hanifi/index.html
Hartenberger, Lisa Anne, Ph.D. Mediating transition in Afghanistan, 2001—2004. The University of Texas at Austin, 2005.
Herb, Michael Frederick, Ph.D. All in the family: Ruling dynasties, regime resilience, and democratic prospects in the Middle Eastern monarchies. University of California, Los Angeles, 1997.
Hodermarsky, George T., Ph.D. The application of a system of systems analysis to assessments of national power. Old Dominion University, 2005.
Hubert, David A., Ph.D. Public opinion and the Reagan doctrine: Issue structure and the domestic setting of foreign policy. The University of Connecticut, 1995.
Hussain, Syed Rifaat, Ph.D. From dependence to intervention: Soviet-Afghan relations during the Brezhnev era (1964-1982). University of Denver, 1993.
Hussein, Elham, Ph.D. Finding a voice: Allowing the aggrieved to speak across cultures in Barmak, Pinter, Kushner, Nafisi and Seierstad. Purdue University, 2006.
Iqbal, Razia Askaryar, Psy.D. Somatization underlying depression as related to acculturation among Afghan women in the San Francisco Bay Area. Alliant International University, San Francisco Bay, 2006.
Jalali, Bahar, Ph.D. Afghanistan: 1963—1973. University of California, Berkeley, 2005.
Kakkar, Mariam, M.A. Education in places of temporary asylum: The case of Afghan refugees living in Peshawar. Concordia University (Canada), 2000.
Katz, Rebecca Lynn, Ph.D. Yellow rain revisited: Lessons learned for the investigation of chemical and biological weapons allegations. Princeton University, 2005.
Lagon, Mark Gregory Przybyszewski, Ph.D. “Crusade for freedom”: International and ideological sources of the Reagan Doctrine. (Volumes I and II). Georgetown University, 1991.
Lehmann, Paul Wesley, D.Mis. Where is the trust? A study of Kabuli Afghan male friendship. School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University.
Lindgren, Teri G., Ph.D. Impact of Afghan women’s community participation: An ethnographic inquiry. University of California, San Francisco, 2004.
Lizzio, Kenneth Paul, Ph.D. 1998. Saving grace: Naqshbandi spiritual transmission in the Asian sub-continent, 1928-1997. The University of Arizona, 1998.
Lowther, Adam B., Ph.D. America’s experience with asymmetric warfare: Past, present and future. The University of Alabama, 2006.
McConnell, Stephanie Wilson, Ph.D. Jimmy Carter, Afghanistan, and the Olympic boycott: The last crisis of the Cold War? Bowling Green State University, 2001.
Mehendale, Sanjyot, Ph.D. Begram: New perspectives on the ivory and bone carvings. University of California, Berkeley, 1997.
Melton, A. G. Kluge, Ph.D. Intervention and the Reagan Doctrine. The Johns Hopkins University, 1992.
Miraki, Mohammed Daud, Ph.D. Factors of underdevelopment in Afghanistan, 1919—2000. University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000.
Mohmand, Abdul-Qayum, Ph.D., American foreign policy toward Afghanistan: 1919—2001. The University of Utah, 2007.
Munoz, Michael Joseph, Ph.D. Wrestling rogue states: The limits of coercive political-military strategies in asymmetric conflicts. University of California, Los Angeles, 2005.
Nuristani, Ahmad Yusuf, Ph.D. Emergence of ulama as political leaders in the Waigal Valley: The intensification of Islamic identity. The University of Arizona, 1994.
Okten, Ertugrul I., Ph.D. Jami (817–898/1414–1492): His biography and intellectual influence in Herat. The University of Chicago, 2007.
Pierce, Teresa “Tess”, Ph.D. Women, weblogs, and war: Digital culture and gender performativity. Three case studies of online discourse by Muslim cyberconduits of Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq. Clark University, 2007.
Ramsey, Gillian Catherine, M.A., Kingship in Hellenistic Bactria. University of Victoria (Canada), 2005.
Rashidi, Linda Stump, Ph.D. A functional analysis of the clause structure of Dari. Michigan State University, 1992.
Rhi, Ju-hyung, Ph.D. Gandharan images of the “Sravasti miracle”: An iconographic reassessment. University of California, Berkeley, 1991.
Rietjens, Sebastiaan Joost Henrikus, Ph.D. Civil-military cooperation in response to a complex emergency: Just another drill? Universiteit Twente (The Netherlands), 2006.
Rollins, Joel David, M.A. An analysis of propaganda in the Yellow Rain controversy. University of North Texas, 1989.
Rosa, Todd Anthony, Ph.D. The last battle of the Cold War begins: The superpowers and Afghanistan, 1945—1980. The George Washington University, 2006.
Rothstein, Hy S., Ph.D. A tale of two wars: Why the United States cannot conduct unconventional warfare. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University), 2004.
Sadat, Mir Hekmatullah. PhD. The Afghan experience: An exploratory study of societal realities through the lenses of Afghan diasporic literary works. The Claremont Graduate University, 2006.
Schwartz, Rae Lynn Astion. PhD. Rhetorically refiguring public policy: Rhetoric, post-colonialism, and the strategic redeployment of “National Geographic”‘s Afghan Girl. The University of Iowa, 2006.
Scott, James M. PhD. American foreign policy-making and the Reagan Doctrine. Northern Illinois University, 1993.
Shellman, Stephen M., Ph.D. Taking turns: A theory and a model of government-dissident interactions. The Florida State University, 2003.
Shirgul, Lais, Psy.D. Cultural efficacy of attachment: A comparison study of late adolescent-parent and peer attachment in Afghan and Caucasian males. The Wright Institute, MA.
Siegel, Jennifer, Ph.D. “Peaceful penetration under arms”: Anglo-Russian relations in Central Asia, 1907-1914. Yale University, 1998.
Sinno, Abdulkader H. Organizing to win: How organizational structure affects the outcome of strategic interaction in politicized group conflicts. University of California, Los Angeles, 2002.
Stanizai, Zaman Sabaoun. The economic and political integration of central and southwest Asia: An analysis of the Economic Cooperation Organization. University of Southern California, 1997.
Strassburger, Brad, M.A. The inadequate dominance of realism: An analysis of the United States war on terror. Brock University (Canada), 2005.
Tarzi, Amin, Ph.D. The judicial state: Evolution and centralization of the courts in Afghanistan, 1883—1896. New York University, 2003.
Watts, Stephen Baldwin, Ph.D. Constructing order amid violence: Comparative military interventions in the era of peacekeeping and counter-terrorism. Cornell University, 2007.
Wesa, Tooryalai, Ph.D. The Afghan agricultural extension system: Impact of the Soviet occupation and prospects for the future. The University of British Columbia (Canada), 2002.
Younos, Mohammad Farid, Ed.D. Parents’ reflections on Afghan language maintenance in the United States: A participatory research. University of San Francisco, 1998.
Youssofzai, Fahim, Ph.D. Management strategique et performance des systemes organisationnels engages dans la lutte contre la pauvrete. Universite de Montreal (Canada), 2003.
Zeleny, Beth Ann, Ph.D. Gendered space in Afghan refugee camps. The Pennsylvania State University, 2000.