- Paperback: 344 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press; 2 edition (April 13, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0300163681
- ISBN-13: 978-0300163681
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
Correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban—the world’s most extreme and radical Islamic organization—into sharp focus in this enormously insightful book. Rashid offers the only authoritative account of the Taliban available to English-language readers, explaining the Taliban’s rise to power, its impact on Afghanistan and the Middle East and Central Asia, its role in oil and gas company decisions, and the effects of changing American attitudes toward the Taliban. He also describes the new face of Islamic fundamentalism and explains why Afghanistan has become the world center for international terrorism.
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