Taliban

Taliban

Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban into sharp focus.

Author: Ahmed Rashid

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300163681

Category: History

Page: 344

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Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban into sharp focus. He explains its rise to power, its impact on Afghanistan and the region, its role in oil and gas company decisions, and the effects of changing American attitudes toward the Taliban.
Categories: History

Taliban

Taliban

Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban into sharp focus.

Author: Ahmed Rashid

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848854463

Category: Afghanistan

Page: 319

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Afghanistan's position as a crossroads in Central Asia made it part of the 19th-century Great Game of imperialism and brings it to international strategic prominence once again. Rashid is a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review who has covered Afghanistan's changing fortunes since the 1978 Soviet invasion. In his second book, he covers the origin and rise of the Taliban, its concepts of Islam on questions of gender roles and drugs, and the importance of the country to the development of energy resources in the region.
Categories: Afghanistan

Taliban

Taliban

ME : Thorndike,

Author: Ahmed Rashid

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ISBN: LCCN:2001054077

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ME : Thorndike,
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The Resurgence of Central Asia

The Resurgence of Central Asia

A seminal introduction to the rise of Central Asia following the collapse of Tsarist Russia, this book has been out of print for two decades and is now more relevent than ever.

Author: Ahmed Rashid

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781681370897

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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A seminal introduction to the rise of Central Asia following the collapse of Tsarist Russia, this book has been out of print for two decades and is now more relevent than ever. The Resurgence of Central Asia is Ahmed Rashid’s seminal study of the states that emerged in the aftermath of the breakup of the Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. All have Muslim majorities and ancient histories but are otherwise very different. Rashid’s book, now with a new introduction by the author examining some of the crucial political developments since its first publication in 1994, provides entrée to this little-known but geopolitically important region. Rashid gives a history of each country, including its incorporation into Tsarist Russia, to the present day, provides basic socioeconomic information, and explains the diverse political situations. He focuses primarily on the underlying issues confronting these societies: the legacy of Soviet rule, ethnic tensions, the position of women, the future of Islam, the question of nuclear proliferation, and the fundamental choices over economic strategy, political system, and external orientation that lie ahead.
Categories: Political Science

Jihad

Jihad

Ahmed Rashid, whose masterful account of Afghanistan's Taliban regime became required reading after September 11, turns his legendary skills as an investigative journalist to five adjacent Central Asian Republics—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, ...

Author: Ahmed Rashid

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142002605

Category: History

Page: 320

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An essential examination of the roots of fundamentalist rage in Central Asia, from the acclaimed author of Taliban and Descent into Chaos. Ahmed Rashid, whose masterful account of Afghanistan's Taliban regime became required reading after September 11, turns his legendary skills as an investigative journalist to five adjacent Central Asian Republics—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—where religious repression, political corruption, and extreme poverty have created a fertile climate for militant Islam. Based on groundbreaking research and numerous interviews, Rashid explains the roots of fundamentalist rage in Central Asia, describes the goals and activities of its militant organizations, including Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda, and suggests ways of neutralizing the threat and bringing stability to the troubled region. A timely and pertinent work, Jihad is essential reading for anyone who seeks to gain a better understanding of a region we overlook at our peril.
Categories: History

Taliban

Taliban

" "Updated to cover the post 2001 period, this latest edition describes the group's development from civil war faction to government to a mountain-based guerrilla force, and its effect on the balance of power in Central Asia.

Author: Ahmed Rashid

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: UCSC:32106019830774

Category: Afghanistan

Page: 276

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"Since 9/11, the Taliban have dominated headlines around the world. The Taliban government, allied to Osama Bin Laden, collapsed dramatically following the Anglo-American invasion of 2001. Since then however the movement has showed an unexpected ability to evolve, and has drawn the world's only superpower into a protracted and seemingly unwinnable conflict in this strategically vital country. Now, just as in the 1980s, the Taliban's struggle against a foreign power has drawn the support and interest of radicals across the Islamic world, particularly in neighbouring Pakistan." "Updated to cover the post 2001 period, this latest edition describes the group's development from civil war faction to government to a mountain-based guerrilla force, and its effect on the balance of power in Central Asia. As Rashid shows, Afghanistan is at the centre of a new Great Game. Western oil companies, Pakistani, Saudi and Iranian intelligence officials and CIA operatives jostle with the Taliban for the prize: access to new oil fields, control of the transit routes for pipelines and, of course, control of the narcotics trade. Once again, the Taliban is a vital player, in a key region, at a pivotal time."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Afghanistan

Descent into Chaos

Descent into Chaos

Ambitious and urgent, analyzing events, policies and personalities across the largest landmass in the world, Descent into Chaos chronicles with chilling accuracy why Islamic extremism is now stronger than ever.

Author: Ahmed Rashid

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141919096

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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Since 9/11, the war in Afghanistan and the invasion of Iraq, the West has been fighting a ‘War on Terror’, through force and through the building of new societies in the region. In this clear and devastating account, with unparalleled access and intimate knowledge of the political players, Descent into Chaos chronicles our failure. Having reported from central Asia for a quarter of a century, Ahmed Rashid shows clearly why the war in Iraq is just a sideshow to the main event. Rather, it is Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the five Central Asian states that make up the crisis zone, for it is here that terrorism and Islamic extremism are growing stronger. Documenting with precision how intimately linked Pakistan is with the Taliban and other extremist movements, while remaining the US’s main ally in the region, Rashid brings into focus the role of many regional issues in supporting extremism, from nuclear programmes to local rivalries, ineffectual peace-keeping to tyrannical rulers. For Rashid, at the heart of the failure in Iraq is the US’s refusal to accept the need to build nations. Ambitious and urgent, analyzing events, policies and personalities across the largest landmass in the world, Descent into Chaos chronicles with chilling accuracy why Islamic extremism is now stronger than ever.
Categories: Political Science

Pakistan on the Brink

Pakistan on the Brink

What does the immediate future hold, and what are the choices that Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West can make? These are some of the crucial questions that Ahmed Rashid takes on in this follow-up to his acclaimed Descent into Chaos.

Author: Ahmed Rashid

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781846145865

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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With Bin Laden dead, Pakistan threatened by internal power struggles, relationships between the United States and Pakistan at an all-time low, and as the US and Britain begin their withdrawal from Afghanistan, what are the possibilities-and hazards-facing the world's most unstable region? Where is the Taliban now, and how do they figure in the future of Pakistan as well as Afghanistan? What does the immediate future hold, and what are the choices that Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West can make? These are some of the crucial questions that Ahmed Rashid takes on in this follow-up to his acclaimed Descent into Chaos. Rashid correctly predicted that the Iraq war would need to be refocused into Afghanistan, and that Pakistan would emerge as the leading player through which American interests and actions would have to be directed. Now, as Washington and the rest of the West wrestle with negotiating with unreliable and unstable "allies" in Pakistan, there is no better guide to the dark future than Ahmed Rashid. He focuses on the long-term problems: the changing casts of characters, the future of international terrorism, and the actual policies and strategies both within Pakistan and Afghanistan and among the Western allies. As he has done so well in the past, Pakistan on the Brink offers sensible solutions and provides a way forward for all countries involved, while the world tries to bring some stability to a fractured region saddled with a legacy of violence and corruption.
Categories: Political Science

Inside the Jihad

Inside the Jihad

The Atlantic Monthly Group features the full text of an interview entitled "Inside the Jihad." The interview was originally published in the August 10, 2000 issue of "The Atlantic Online.

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ISBN: OCLC:48409868

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The Atlantic Monthly Group features the full text of an interview entitled "Inside the Jihad." The interview was originally published in the August 10, 2000 issue of "The Atlantic Online." The Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid relates his experiences about Afghanistan, and describes the Taliban regime. Rashid wrote the book "Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia," which discusses the strict Islamic laws imposed by the Taliban since it overtook the country in 1994.
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Bull s Eye

Bull s Eye

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Second Edition.

Author: Andrew Hook

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 5458884930

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Page: 44

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Second Edition." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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