Taliban

Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia

By Ahmed Rashid
(Yale University Press, Paperback, 9780300163681, 319pp.)

Publication Date: April 2010

List Price: $17.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.

Go


Description

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. He 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 region, 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




About the Author
Ahmed Rashid is a Pakistani journalist based in Lahore who writes for The Washington Post, Daily Telegraph (London), the International Herald Tribune, The New York Review of Books, BBC Online, and The Nation. His previous books include Jihad, Taliban, and The Resurgence of Central Asia. He appears regularly on NPR, CNN, and the BBC World Service.
Indie Bookstore Finder
EBbooks and EReaders
Find great gifts: Signed books
Link to IndieBound






Update Profile