By: RASHID, Ahmed
Shrouding themselves and their aims in deepest secrecy, the leaders of the Taliban movement control Afghanistan with an inflexible, crushing fundamentalism. The most extreme and radical of all Islamic organizations, the Taliban inspires fascination, controversy, and especially fear in both the Muslim world and the West. Correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban into sharp focus in this enormously interesting and revealing book. It is the only authoritative account of the Taliban and modern day Afghanistan available to English language readers.
Based on his experiences as a journalist covering the civil war in Afghanistan for twenty years, traveling and living with the Taliban, and interviewing most of the Taliban leaders since their emergence to power in 1994, Rashid offers unparalleled firsthand information. He explains how the growth of Taliban power has already created severe instability in Russia, Iran, Pakistan, and five Central Asian republics. He describes the Taliban's role as a major player in a new "Great Game"--a competition among Western countries and companies to build oil and gas pipelines from Central Asia to Western and Asian markets. The author also discusses the controversial changes in American attitudes toward the Taliban--from early support to recent bombings of Osama Bin Laden's hideaway and other Taliban-protected terrorist bases--and how they have influenced the stability of the region.
Title: Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Edition: 10th PB Printing
Publisher: New Haven, CT, Yale Nota Bene Books: 2001
ISBN Number: 0300089023
ISBN Number 13: 9780300089028
Binding: Printed Card Wrappers
Book Condition: As New
Type: Trade Paperback
Seller ID: 27470
Description: 'An excellent political and historical account of the movement's rise to power'. xix, 274 pages : maps ; 20 cm. A completely 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Unpacked weight, 251g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance - this book is too thick to qualify for Lettermail rates; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on specific destination and weight. Online estimates may not be correct and additional postage may be required for Canadian and Overseas shipments, but not usually to the USA.
Keywords: ISLAM FUNDAMENTALISM TALIBAN AFGHANISTAN POLITICS