Taliban. The Story Of The Afghan Warlords

Rashid Ahmed

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Pan Books
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2001
Edition: Reprint

Description: 276 pages. Book is in general good condition. There is some light reading wear present, but still a presentable copy.

Publishers Description: Shrouding themselves their aims in secrecy, the leaders of the Taliban movement control Afghanistan with an inflexible, crushing fundamentalism. The most extreme radical of all Islamic organizations, the Taliban inspires fascination, controversy fear in both the Muslim world the West. Correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban into focus in this enormously interesting revealing book. It's the only authoritative account of the Taliban modern day Afghanistan available to English language readers. Based on his experiences as a journalist covering the civil war in Afghanistan for 20 years, traveling living with the Taliban, interviewing most of the Taliban leaders since their emergence to power in 1994, Rashid offers unparalleled 1sthand information. He explains how the growth of Taliban power has already created severe instability in Russia, Iran, Pakistan five Central Asian republics. He describes the Taliban's role as a major player in a new Great Game: a competition among Western countries companies to build oil gas pipelines from Central Asia to Western Asian markets. The author also discusses the controversial changes in American attitudes toward the Taliban--from early support to recent bombings of Osama Bin Laden's hideaway other Taliban-protected terrorist bases-- how they've influenced the stability of the region.

ISBN: 9780330492218

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276 pages. Book is in general good condition. There is some light reading wear present, but still a presentable copy.



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