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Rashid, Ahmed

Overview
Works: 179 works in 621 publications in 19 languages and 14,475 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Author of introduction, Artist, Interviewee
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Most widely held works by Ahmed Rashid
Taliban : militant Islam, oil, and fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid( Book )

56 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,529 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 )

39 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 2,416 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 )

35 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,764 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 )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,349 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"--Publisher description
Taliban : the power of militant Islam in Afghanistan and beyond by Ahmed Rashid( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afghanistan's position as a crossroads in Central Asia made it part of the 19th-century Great Game of imperialism and brings it to international strategic prominence once again. Rashid is a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review who has covered Afghanistan's changing fortunes since the 1978 Soviet invasion. In his second book, he covers the origin and rise of the Taliban, its concepts of Islam on questions of gender roles and drugs, and the importance of the country to the development of energy resources in the region
Taliban : Islam, oil and the new great game in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid( Book )

78 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 665 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
The resurgence of Central Asia : Islam or nationalism? by Ahmed Rashid( Book )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Resurgence of Central Asia is Ahmed Rashid's seminal study of the states - Kazakhstan, Kirgystan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - that emerged in the aftermath of the break-up of the Soviet Union. All have Muslim majorities and ancient histories, but are otherwise very different. Rashid's book, which appears now with a new introduction examining some of the crucial political developments since its first publication in 1994, provides an introduction to this little-known but geopolitically increasingly important region. Rashid gives a history of each country, including its incorporation into Tsarist Russia to the present day. He provides basic socio-economic information and explains the diverse political situations. He focuses primarily on the underlying issues confronting these societies: the legacy of Soviet rule; ethnic tensions; the position of women; the future of Islam; the question of nuclear proliferation; and the fundamental choices over economic strategy, political system and external orientation which lie ahead"--Page 4 of cover
Descent into chaos : the U.S. and the disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 454 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 : the US and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid( Recording )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ahmed Rashid is a respected international journalist with vast expertise on Central Asia. In Descent Into Chaos, he argues that Afghanistan and Pakistan pose more of a threat to world stability than the Middle East, and predicts dire consequences if U.S. policy continues to ignore this area of the world
Afghanistan : a distant war by Robert Nickelsberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted documentary photographer Robert Nickelsberg's photographs help bring into focus the day-to-day consequences of war, poverty, oppression, and political turmoil in Afghanistan. Since the attack on the World Trade Center, Afghanistan has evolved from a country few people thought twice about to a place that evokes our deepest emotions. TIME magazine photographer Robert Nickelsberg has been publishing his images of this distant yet all too familiar country since 1998, when he accompanied a group of Mujahideen across the border from Pakistan. This remarkable volume of photographs is accompanied by insightful texts from experts on Afghanistan and the Taliban. The images themselves are captioned with places, dates, and Nickelsberg's own extensive commentary. Timely and important, the book serves as a reminder that Afghanistan and the rest of the world remain inextricably linked, no matter how much we long to distance ourselves from its painful realities
Taliban : Afghanistans Gotteskämpfer und der neue Krieg am Hindukusch by Ahmed Rashid( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 154 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
Taliban by Ahmed Rashid( Recording )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 147 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
Los Talibán : el Islam, el petróleo y el nuevo gran juego en Asia Central by Ahmed Rashid( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descent into chaos : how the war against Islamic extremism is being lost in Pakistan, Afghanistan and central Asia by Ahmed Rashid( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 143 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
Pakistan on the brink : the future of America, Pakistan and Afghanistan by Ahmed Rashid( Recording )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 105 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
Taliban : Afghanistans Gotteskrieger und der Dschihad by Ahmed Rashid( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Darstellung des Ursprungs, der Geschichte, des Fundamentalismus, der Macht und der finanziellen Ressourcen der Taliban
Asie centrale, champ de guerres : cinq républiques face à l'Islam radical by Ahmed Rashid( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 72 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 world's most unstable region and the threat to global security by Ahmed Rashid( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Descent Into Chaos: Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Threat to Global Security" Ahmed Rashid explores the most volatile and dangerous region in the world. The war on terror is being lost - but not just in Iraq. As this devastating book shows, the real crisis zone now lies in central Asia. Veteran reporter Ahmed Rashid has unparalleled access to the region and knows its leading players, from presidents to warlords. Here he documents how closely Pakistan's US-backed regime is linked with extremists; how broken promises in Afghanistan have led to a resurgent Taliban fed by drugs money; and how the largest landmass in the world is now a breeding ground for terrorism. In this story of squandered opportunities, misguided alliances and double-dealing, Rashid pinpoints with chilling accuracy where the true threat to our global security comes from. "Compulsively readable". (Justin Marozzi, "Evening Standard"). Profound and lively ... it reads like a thriller ... graphic, detailed and worrying". (Michael Fathers, "New Statesman"). 'Gripping ... a major contribution to understanding the region and the events of recent years ... thought-provoking and important". (Jason Burke, "Observer"). "His knowledge of events and people there is second to none and the information he has gathered, often at great personal risk, makes alarming reading". (Kim Sengupta, "Independent"). "A superbly researched account of post-9/11 Asia ... outstanding". (Sameer Rahim, "Daily Telegraph"). Ahmed Rashid is Pakistan's premiere journalist, an expert on Central Asia, on jihad and Muslim extremists movements, on the Taliban and Al Qaeda, on insurgency, and on the catastrophe of US policy in this region, on which he has reported for 25 years. Author of three books, his work Taliban was a huge international bestseller, widely recognized as the definitive account
Am Abgrund : Pakistan, Afghanistan und der Westen by Ahmed Rashid( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El mundo después del 11 de septiembre de 2001 by Ahmed Rashid( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Taliban : militant Islam, oil, and fundamentalism in Central Asia
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Jihad : the rise of militant Islam in Central AsiaDescent into chaos : the United States and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central AsiaTaliban : the power of militant Islam in Afghanistan and beyondTaliban : Islam, oil and the new great game in Central AsiaThe resurgence of Central Asia : Islam or nationalism?Descent into chaos : the U.S. and the disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central AsiaDescent into chaos : the US and the failure of nation building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central AsiaTaliban
Alternative Names
Ahmed, Rashid

Ahmed Rashid 1948-

Ahmed Rashid écrivain pakistanais

Ahmed Rashid escritor pakistaní

Ahmed Rashid journalist uit Pakistan

Ahmed Rashid pakistana ĵurnalisto kaj aŭtoro

Ahmed Rashid Pakistani writer

Ahmed Rashid pakistanischer Buchautor und Korrespondent

Ahmed Rashid scrittore, giornalista e storico pakistano

Rashîd, Ahmad

Rashid, Akhmed

Rashid, Akhmed 1948-

Rašīd, Aḥmad

Рашид

Рашид, Ахмед

رشيد، أحمد

ਅਹਿਮਦ ਰਸ਼ੀਦ

라시드, 아메드 1948-

アフメド・ラシッド

ラシッド, アハメド

ラシッド, アハメド 1948-

艾赫梅得·拉辛德

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