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Ahmed Rashid
Ahmed Rashid
(Urdu:احمد رشید‬; born 1948 in Pakistan) is a journalist and best-selling foreign policy author of several books about Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia.

Contents

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

Life and career[edit] Rashid was born in Rawalpindi. He attended Malvern College, England, 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.[1]

Rashid and Pauline Neville-Jones
Pauline Neville-Jones
at the Halifax International Security Forum

He has been the Pakistan, Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and Central Asia
Central Asia
Correspondent for the Daily Telegraph
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, Daily Times (Pakistan) and academic journals. He appears regularly on international TV and radio networks such as CNN and 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 issue.[1] Rashid's 2000 book, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, was a New York Times
New York Times
bestseller for five weeks, translated into 22 languages, and has sold 1.5 million copies since the September 11, 2001 attacks.[2] The book was used extensively by American analysts in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.[3] Rashid charged that former President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
plagiarized his work in writing his memoirs.[4] His commentary also appears in the Washington Post's PostGlobal segment. Rashid lives in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Pakistan
with his wife and two children.

Selected works[edit]

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: Orient 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[edit]

The Great Game The Oil Factor

References[edit]

^ 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[self-published source?] ^ 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. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

Ahmed Rashid
Ahmed Rashid
Official website Contributor from The New York Review of Books Column archive at The Guardian Ahmed Rashid
Ahmed Rashid
at Journalisted Appearances on C-SPAN C-SPAN
C-SPAN
Q&A interview with Rashid, May 2, 2010 Ahmed Rashid
Ahmed Rashid
on Charlie Rose Ahmed Rashid
Ahmed Rashid
on IMDb Works by or about Ahmed Rashid
Ahmed Rashid
in libraries ( WorldCat
WorldCat
catalog) Profile of Ahmed Rashid
Ahmed Rashid
from Speaker's Booklet : Creating opportunity from Change, Arab Strategy Forum, page 20, 4–6 December 2006 Profile, The New York Times, 5 July 2008 In a Taliban
Taliban
Stranglehold, Ramon Schack, Qantara, 11 April 2010 interview After the Death of Osama bin Laden: Now to Break the Al-Qaeda Franchise, 19 May 2011 "Worse than Afghanistan" Pakistani writer and Taliban
Taliban
expert Ahmed Rashid reports on the failures of the international community in Mali.

Authority control

WorldCat
WorldCat
Identities VIAF: 9946058 LCCN: n94023533 ISNI: 0000 0001 1037 8224 GND: 123322464 SELIBR: 294381 SUDOC: 033821860 BNF: cb12464064k (data) ICCU: ITIC

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