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Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia / Edition 2

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia / Edition 2

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by Ahmed Rashid
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300163681

ISBN-13: 9780300163681

Pub. Date: 04/20/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

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

Overview

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.

New to this updated edition of the #1 New York Times Bestseller with more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide:

  • How the Taliban has regained its strength
  • How and why the Taliban has spread across Central Asia
  • How the Taliban has helped Al’Qaida’s spread into Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East
  • Why the Afghan people feel the United States is losing the war
  • A major new introduction and an all-new final chapter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300163681
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/20/2010
Edition description:
2
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
483,990
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgementsvii
Mapsxiii
Introduction: Afghanistan's Holy Warriors1
Part 1History of the Taliban Movement
Chapter 1Kandahar 1994: The Origins of the Taliban17
Chapter 2Herat 1995: God's Invincible Soldiers31
Chapter 3Kabul 1996: Commander of the Faithful41
Chapter 4Mazar-e-Sharif 1997: Massacre in the North55
Chapter 5Bamiyan 1998-99: The Never-Ending War67
Part 2Islam and the Taliban
Chapter 6Challenging Islam: The New-Style Fundamentalism of the Taliban82
Chapter 7Secret Society: The Taliban's Political and Military Organization95
Chapter 8A Vanished Gender: Women, Children and Taliban Culture105
Chapter 9High on Heroin: Drugs and the Taliban Economy117
Chapter 10Global Jihad: The Arab-Afghans and Osama Bin Laden128
Part 3The New Great Game
Chapter 11Dictators and Oil Barons: The Taliban and Central Asia, Russia, Turkey and Israel143
Chapter 12Romancing the Taliban 1: The Battle for Pipelines 1994-96157
Chapter 13Romancing the Taliban 2: The Battle for Pipelines 1997-99--The USA and the Taliban170
Chapter 14Master or Victim: Pakistan's Afghan War183
Chapter 15Shia and Sunni: Iran and Saudi Arabia196
Chapter 16Conclusion: The Future of Afghanistan207
Appendices217
Notes248
Index266

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