AHMED RASHID (
Urdu :احمد رشید; born 1948) is a former
Pakistani militant, journalist and best-selling foreign policy author
of several books about
Pakistan , and
Central Asia .
* 1 Life and career
* 2 Selected works
* 3 See also
* 4 References
* 5 External links
LIFE AND CAREER
Rashid was born in
Rawalpindi . He attended
Malvern College , England
Government College Lahore
Government College Lahore , and
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge .
After graduating, Rashid spent ten years in the hills of Balochistan
Pakistan attempting to organise an uprising against the
Pakistani military dictatorships of Ayub Khan and
Yahya Khan . He
ended his guerrilla fighting days frustrated and defeated and turned
his attentions to writing about his homeland. Rashid and Pauline
Neville-Jones at the
Halifax International Security Forum
He has been the
Central Asia Correspondent
Daily Telegraph for more than 20 years and a correspondent for
Far Eastern Economic Review . He also writes for the Wall Street
The Nation ,
Daily Times (Pakistan) and academic journals.
He appears regularly on international TV and radio networks such as
BBC World .
He is a well known and vocal critic of the Bush administration in
relation to the Iraq war and its alleged neglect of the
Rashid's 2000 book, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism
Central Asia , was a
New York Times bestseller for five weeks,
translated into 22 languages, and has sold 1.5 million copies since
September 11, 2001 attacks . The book was used extensively by
American analysts in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Rashid charged
that former President
George W. Bush plagiarized his work in writing
His commentary also appears in the
Washington Post 's PostGlobal
Rashid lives in
Lahore , Punjab ,
Pakistan with his wife and two
* The Resurgence of Central Asia: Islam or Nationalism?, St.
Martin\'s Press (May 1994), ISBN 1-85649-131-5 .
* Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in
Central Asia ,
Yale University Press (March 2000) ISBN 0-300-08340-8 .
* Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in
Central Asia , Yale
University Press (January 25, 2002) ISBN 0-300-09345-4 . (Hyderabad :
Longman , 2002)
* Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation
Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, Viking, 2008,
ISBN 978-0-670-01970-0 .
* Taliban: The Power of Militant Islam in
Afghanistan and Beyond,
I.B.Tauris (April 2010), ISBN 978-1-84885-446-8
Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and
Afghanistan, Viking Adult (March 15, 2012), ISBN 978-0-670-02346-2 .
The Great Game
The Great Game
The Oil Factor
* ^ A B Frontier Years Give Might to Ex-Guerrilla’s Words, by
Jane Perlez, The New York Times, July 5th 2008.
Ahmed Rashid Ahmed Rashid
* ^ Lawson, Alastair (16 November 2010). "Pakistani journalist
upset by George Bush \'plagiarism\'".
BBC News . Retrieved 14 July