Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil And Fundamentalism In Central Asia

April 13, 2010|
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil And Fundamentalism In Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid
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“The standard work in English on the Taliban” (Christopher de Bellaigue, New York Review of Books) and its impact on Afghanistan
 
A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“Indispensable.”—Steve Wasserman, Los Angeles Times Book Review
 
“An excellent political and historical account of the movement’s rise to power.”—Katha Pollitt, Nation
 
“[A] valuable and informative work.”—Richard Bernstein, New York Times
 
Ahmed Rashid, called "Pakistan's best and bravest reporter" by Christopher Hitchens, brings the shadowy world of the Taliban and its impact on Afghanistan and the Middle East and Central Asia into sharp focus in this modern classic. Rashid offers an authoritative account of the Taliban’s rise to power, 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.

In this updated edition, Rashid examines how the Taliban regained its strength; how and why the Taliban spread across Central Asia; how the Taliban helped Al'Qaida's spread into Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Far east; and more.

Called “Pakistan’s 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 Y...
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Title:Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil And Fundamentalism In Central Asia
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:344 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:344 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:April 13, 2010
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300163681

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