Taliban Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia

ISBN-10: 0300163681

ISBN-13: 9780300163681

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Ahmed Rashid

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Correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Talibanthe world's most extreme and radical Islamic organizationinto 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 #1New York Times Bestsellerwith more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide: o How the Taliban has regained its strength o How and why the Taliban has spread across Central Asia o How the Taliban has helped Al'Qaida's spread into Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East o Why the Afghan people feel the United States is losing the war o A major new introduction and an all-new final chapter
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List price: $22.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 4/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Pakistani journalist and bestselling author Ahmed Rashid was born in Rawalpindi in 1948. He was educated at Malvern College in England, Government College in Lahore, and Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge. He works as a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review and the Daily Telegraph and writes for the Wall Street Journal, The Nation, and academic journals. His titles include Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, and Descent into Chaos.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface and Acknowledgements to the First Edition
Introduction: Afghanistan's Holy Warriors
History of the Taliban Movement
Kandahar 1994: The Origins of the Taliban
Herat 1995: God's Invincible Soldiers
Kabul 1996: Commander of the Faithful
Mazar-e-Sharif 1997: Massacre in the North
Bamiyan 1998–99: The Never-Ending War
Islam and the Taliban
Challenging Islam: The New-Style Fundamentalism of the Taliban
Secret Society: The Taliban's Political and Military Organization
A Vanished Gender: Women, Children and Taliban Culture
High on Heroin: Drugs and the Taliban Economy
Global Jihad: The Arab-Afghans and Osama Bin Laden
The New Great Game
Dictators and Oil Barons: The Taliban and Central Asia, Russia, Turkey and Israel
Romancing the Taliban 1: The Battle for Pipelines 1994–96
Romancing the Taliban 2: The Battle for Pipelines 1997–99 – The USA and the Taliban
Master or Victim: Pakistan's Afghan War
Shia Versus Sunni: Iran and Saudi Arabia
Conclusion: The Future of Afghanistan
The Taliban Resurgent 2000-2009
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