Definition of Afghanistanism in English:

Afghanistanism

noun

US
informal
  • Preoccupation (especially on the part of journalists) with distant events, as a diversion from controversial domestic issues.

Origin

1940s. From the name of Afghanistan (Persian Afġānistān, Pashto Afġānistān), used as a type of a distant land + -ism.

Pronunciation:

Afghanistanism

/afˈɡanɪstənɪz(ə)m//afˌɡanɪˈstanɪz(ə)m//afˌɡanɪˈstɑːnɪz(ə)m/