It is possible to say that the history of the emergence of Afghanistan and its physical location has become the prerequisites for the “troubles” that take place on the territory. Afghanistan emerged as a “buffer” state that separated the territories of interest of Russia and Britain (Blijde et al 265). Thus, its population had no majority; it was inhabited by minorities from the neighboring countries, which turned Afghanistan into the “Tower of Babel” territory (ibid.). Besides, being a “cave-riddled, remote and isolated” territory (ibid.), Afghanistan became a perfect “haven” for aggressive revolutionist Taliban groups.
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On the one hand, the involvement of the USA into the conflict is reasonable: not only did the Taliban aim at introducing strict laws and severe restrictions, but the territory of Afghanistan became the “cradle” of terrorism (265-267), which became dangerous for other countries as well. Another problem that needs intervention is Afghanistan’s drug export. On the other hand, the USA aimed to oppose the USSR’s intervention in Afghanistan, as these two superpowers had perpetual conflict and competition.
Blijde, Harm J., Peter O. Muller, and Antoinette Winklerprins. The World Today: Concepts and Regions in Geography. 4th ed. USA: John Wiley & Sons, 2008. Print.