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Correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban—the world’s most extreme and radical Islamic organization—into sharp focus in this enormously insightful book. Rashid offers the only authoritative account of the Taliban available to English-language readers, explaining the Taliban’s rise to power, its impact on Afghanistan and the Middle East and Central Asia, its role in oil and gas company decisions, and the effects of changing American attitudes toward the Taliban. He also describes the new face of Islamic fundamentalism and explains why Afghanistan has become the world center for international terrorism.

New to this updated edition of the #1 New York Times Bestseller with more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide:

  • How the Taliban has regained its strength
  • How and why the Taliban has spread across Central Asia
  • How the Taliban has helped Al’Qaida’s spread into Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East
  • Why the Afghan people feel the United States is losing the war
  • A major new introduction and an all-new final chapter

Synopsis:

Correspondent Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban--the world's most extreme and radical Islamic organization--into sharp focus in this insightful book.

About the Author

Called “Pakistans best and bravest reporter” by Christopher Hitchens in Vanity Fair, Ahmed Rashid was a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review for more than twenty years, covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and central Asia. He now writes for BBC Online, the Washington Post, El Mundo, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Review of Books, and other foreign and Pakistani newspapers. He has been covering the wars in Afghanistan, as well as the wars in Pakistan and Tajikistan, since 1979. He is the author of Descent into Chaos and Jihad.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300163681
Author:
Rashid, Ahmed
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Religion, Politics & State
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Taliban
Subject:
Afghanistan Politics and government 1973-
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
2
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.7 lb

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