This volume is an historical survey of advisory and mentoring
missions from the 1920s onwards, starting from the Soviet missions
to the Kuomintang and ending with the mission to Iraq. It focuses
on Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation and after 2001, but
also deals with virtually every single advisory mission from the
1920s on-wards, whether involving 'Eastern Bloc' countries or
Western ones. The sections on Afghanistan are based on new
research, while the sections covering other cases of
advisory/mentoring missions are based on the existing literature.
The authors highlight how large scale missions have been
particularly problematic, causing friction with the hosts and
sometimes even undermining their legitimacy. Small missions staffed
by more carefully selected cadres appear instead to have produced
better results. Overall, the political context may well have been a
more important factor in determining success or failure rather than
aspects such as cultural misunderstandings.
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