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AHMED RASHID ( Urdu
Urdu
:احمد رشید; born 1948) is a former Pakistani militant, journalist and best-selling foreign policy author of several books about Afghanistan
Afghanistan
, Pakistan
Pakistan
, and Central Asia
Central Asia
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Life and career * 2 Selected works * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

LIFE AND CAREER

Rashid was born in Rawalpindi
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 , western Pakistan
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 Pakistan
Pakistan
, Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and Central Asia
Central Asia
Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph for more than 20 years and a correspondent for Far Eastern Economic Review . He also writes for the Wall Street Journal , The Nation
The Nation
, Daily Times (Pakistan) and academic journals. He appears regularly on international TV and radio networks such as CNN and BBC World
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 Taliban
Taliban
issue. Rashid's 2000 book, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Central Asia
, was a New York Times bestseller for five weeks, translated into 22 languages, and has sold 1.5 million copies since the 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 memoirs.

His commentary also appears in the Washington Post
Washington Post
's PostGlobal segment.

Rashid lives in Lahore
Lahore
, Punjab , Pakistan
Pakistan
with his wife and two children.

SELECTED WORKS

* 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
Central Asia
, Yale University Press (March 2000) ISBN 0-300-08340-8 . * Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
Central Asia
, Yale University Press (January 25, 2002) ISBN 0-300-09345-4 . (Hyderabad : Orient Longman
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
Afghanistan
and Beyond, 2nd ed, I.B.Tauris (April 2010), ISBN 978-1-84885-446-8 * Pakistan
Pakistan
on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Viking Adult (March 15, 2012), ISBN 978-0-670-02346-2 .

SEE ALSO

* The Great Game
The Great Game
* The Oil Factor

REFERENCES

* ^ 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
Ahmed Rashid * ^ https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Keep-Calm/2012/0523/With-Crocker-s-exit-a-chance-for-a-new-approach-to-Afghanistan/(page)/2 * ^ Lawson, Alastair (16 November 2010). "Pakistani journalist upset by George Bush \'plagiarism\'". BBC News
BBC News
. Retrieved 14 July 2016.

EXTERNAL

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