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Rashid, Ahmed

Overview
Works: 132 works in 412 publications in 6 languages and 13,742 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author of introduction, Artist
Classifications: DS371.2, 958.104
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Most widely held works by Ahmed Rashid
Taliban : militant Islam, oil, and fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
40 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the Taliban and its form of Islamic fundamentalism, explains how the organization rose to power, and discusses its impact on Afghanistan and why the country has become a center for international terrorism
Jihad : the rise of militant Islam in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The terrorist attacks of September 11 have turned the world's attention to areas of the globe about which we know very little. The author turns his skills as an investigative journalist to the five Central Asian republics adjacent to Afghanistan
Descent into chaos : the United States and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rashid examines the region and the corridors of power in Washington and Europe to see how the promised nation building in these countries has progressed. His conclusions are devastating: an unstable and nuclear-armed Pakistan, a renewed al Qaeda profiting from a booming opium trade, and a Taliban resurgence and reconquest. While Iraq continues to attract most of American media and military might, Rashid argues that Pakistan and Afghanistan are where the conflict will finally be played out and that these failing states pose a graver threat to global security than the Middle East.--From publisher description
Pakistan on the brink : the future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What are the possibilities--and hazards--facing America as it withdraws from Afghanistan and as it reviews its long engagement in Pakistan? Where is the Taliban now? What does the immediate future hold and what are America's choices? These are some of the crucial questions that Ahmed Rashid--Pakistan's preeminent journalist--takes on here. Rashid correctly predicted that the Iraq war would have to be refocused into Afghanistan and that Pakistan would emerge as the leading player through which American interests and actions would have to be directed. He focuses on the long-term problems--the changing casts of characters, the future of international terrorism, and the actual policies and strategies both within Pakistan and Afghanistan and among the Western allies--as the world tries to bring some stability to a fractured region saddled with a legacy of violence and corruption. The decisions made by America and the West will affect the security and safety of the world"--From publisher description
The resurgence of Central Asia : Islam or nationalism? by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taliban the power of militant Islam in Afghanistan and beyond by Ahmed Rashid ( )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American bombing of terrorist bases in Afghanistan under the protection of the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban movement has brought the Taliban into sharp focus as the most radical and extreme Islamic movement in the world today. Little is known about the Taliban because of the deep secrecy that surrounds their political movement, their leaders and their aims. The geo-strategic implications of the Taliban are already creating severe instability in Russia, Iran and the five Central Asian republics where the Taliban have become a major player in the new Great Game, as Western countries and co
Taliban : Islam, oil and the new great game in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
33 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a study of the geo-strategic implications of the Taliban. Those implications are already creating instability in some countries where western nations and companies are competing to build oil and gas pipelines to western and Asian markets
Descent into chaos : the U.S. and the disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines how the failure of the nation building policies of the United States have contributed to increased instability in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, a result which represents the greatest threat to peace and security in the global community
Descent into chaos : how the war against Islamic extremism is being lost in Pakistan, Afghanistan and central Asia by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
22 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Descent Into Chaos' is an eye-opening account of the region where the next wave of Islamic terror is being born. Rashid gives a clear and devastating analysis of how the US has failed to bring peace in central Asia, and how that failure is coming back to haunt us
Descent into chaos the United States and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ahmed Rashid is the voice of reason amid the chaos of Central Asia today. His unique knowledge of this complex, war-torn region gives him a panoramic vision and grasp of nuance that no Western writer can emulate. In Descent into chaos, Rashid reviews the regional conditions since 9/11 and the catastrophic aftermath of America's failed war on terror. The underlying theme is clear, devastating and deeply critical of current U.S. foreign policy. Iraq is essentially a sideshow. Pakistan and Afghanistan are where the war really began. Pakistan remains the crucial resource and key player, and Afghanistan is where the fight against Islamic insurgency is eventually going to be played out. Rashid also brings into clear focus the regional issues of Central Asia that few in our country seem to understand and yet are having a crucial impact on our own security and conduct. Seven years after 9/11, despite the thousands of lives and billions of dollars that have been spent in the region, it is in chaos. Pakistan, unstable and armed with nuclear weapons, has become terrorism central. The Taliban is resurging and reconquering land, and al Qaeda is stronger than ever. And at the heart of these calamities is the United States' refusal to accept its responsibility for statecraft and nation building and its utter failure to understand the region. Rashid's blistering critique of American policy is also a warning and an impassioned call to correct our failed strategies. There is no more urgent global task
Los Talibán : el Islam, el petróleo y el nuevo gran juego en Asia Central by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taliban by Ahmed Rashid ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A correspondent who covers Afghanistan and Pakistan brings the shadowy world of the Taliban, the extreme Islamic organization, into sharp focus. Covers its rise to power, its impact on Afghanistan and the region, its role in oil and gas company decisions, the effects of changing American attitudes, and the new face of Islamic fundamentalism
Pakistan on the brink : the future of America, Pakistan and Afghanistan by Ahmed Rashid ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What are the possibilities and hazards facing America as it withdraws from Afghanistan and as it reviews its long engagement in Pakistan? Where is the Taliban now in both these countries? What does the immediate future hold and what are America's choices as President Obama considers the complicated history and faces reelection? These are some of the crucial questions that Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan's preeminent journalist, takes on in this follow-up to his acclaimed Descent into Chaos
Pakistan on the brink : the future of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the West by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rashid focuses on the long-term problems: the changing casts of characters, the future of international terrorism, and the policies and strategies both within Pakistan and Afghanistan and among the Western allies
L'ombre des talibans by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in French and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extrait de la couverture : "Pétrole, drogue, fanatisme, terrorisme. Et géopolitique. Le dossier le plus complet et le plus fiable sur les taliban. Un document implacable par le meilleur spécialiste mondial. Ahmed Rashid, journaliste pakistanais et observateur privilégié de l'Afghanistan depuis 1979, nous plonge au coeur de ce mouvement islamiste extrême et secret qui fait peser une menace inattendue sur l'Asie centrale, le Moyen-Orient et le monde. Il met en scène la tumultueuse histoire du mouvement des taliban depuis sa soudaine et spectaculaire apparition en 1994, analysant ses racinces historiques, idéologiques et géopolitiques. Il en dégage le sens et l'impact. Précis et vivant, ce livre se lit comme l'incroyable roman vrai d'une histoire dont la conclusion n'est pas écrite"
Taliban : Afghanistans Gotteskrieger und der Dschihad by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eine Darstellung des Ursprungs, der Geschichte, des Fundamentalismus, der Macht und der finanziellen Ressourcen der Taliban
Taliban : Afghanistans Gotteskämpfer und der neue Krieg am Hindukusch by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Buch behandelt die Geschichte der Taliban-Regierung und die Gründe ihres Erfolgs, das Verhältnis der Taliban zum Islam und umgekehrt der Muslime zu den Taliban sowie die skrupellosen Politik der Grossmächte um Öl und Pipelines durch Afghanistan, dazu die Entwicklung seit 2001
Asie centrale, champ de guerres : cinq républiques face à l'Islam radical by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réflexion sur les cinq volcans d'Asie centrale : Kazakhstan, Kirghizistan, Ouzbékistan, Tadjikistan, et Turkménistan dont le territoire national se prête au jeu de mouvements de plus en plus suspectés d'abriter des activités islamistes qui pourraient avoir des conséquences dramatiques pour tout l'équilibre mondial
Descent into chaos the US and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reviews the catastrophic aftermath of America's failed war on terror. Descent Into Chaos is his blistering critique of American policy -- a dire warning and an impassioned call to correct these disasterous strategies before these failing states threaten global stability and bring devastation to our world
De dreiging van chaos : de crisis in Pakistan, Afghanistan en Centraal-Azië by Ahmed Rashid ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ahmed Rashid.
Ahmed, Rashid, 1948-
Rashîd, Ahmad
Rashid, Akhmed
Rashid, Akhmed, 1948-
Rašīd, Aḥmad
رشيد، أحمد
ラシッド, アハメド
Languages
English (204)
German (18)
French (10)
Spanish (9)
Italian (2)
Dutch (1)
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