Jihad : The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia

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Ahmed Rashid, who explained Afghanistan's Taliban regime in his previous work, "Taliban", here turns his skills as an investigative journalist to the five Central Asian republics adjacent to Afghanistan. In tracing the history of Central Asia and explaining the political climate, Rashid demonstrates that it is a region we ignore at our peril.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 130 x 194mm | 256g
  • United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 3 maps
  • 0300099509
  • 9780300099508
  • 2,324,068

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"Rashid has written another masterful commentary... combines the research of a skilled investigative journalist with an academic's clear-headed and weighty analysis." Justin Marozzi, Financial Times "the most influential journalist in the world" Alex Spillius, The Daily Telegraph "No journalist or academic knows Central Asia better than Ahmed Rashid... The book deserves to be widely read, this time before catastrophe strikes rather than afterwards." Stabler Stans, The Economist "Jihad is a warning to the West... a book of enormous authority" Michael Binyon, The Times
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About Ahmed Rashid

Ahmed Rashid is a journalist based in Lahore. He is the Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review and The Daily Telegraph. He also writes for the Wall Street Journal. Rashid's previous book on Taliban reached number one on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.
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