Alexander Liffiton

Alexander Liffiton is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science with an MSc in Conflict Studies. His particular areas of interest are international relations, peacekeeping studies and security and national defense studies. His regional areas of study include Sub-Saharan Africa, Northern Africa and South Asia.

The purpose of this paper is to discern why the Soviet Union intervened in Afghanistan, and why the United States and its allies delegated to the Mujahedin.