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Taliban militant Islam, oil and fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven, CT .
Written in English


  • Politics and government,
  • Islam and state,
  • Islam and politics,
  • Islamic fundamentalism,
  • Taliban

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Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban into sharp focus. He explains its rise to power, its impact on Afghanistan and the region, its role in oil and gas company decisions, and the effects of changing American attitudes toward the Taliban.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [284]-304) and index.

StatementAhmed Rashid
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 319 p.
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26888609M
ISBN 100300163681
ISBN 109780300163681
LC Control Number2009938249

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This book was incredibly well-researched and very, very informative on how the Taliban won (and lost) battles in Afghanistan's civil war, as well as issues that arose up until What I found lacking was the formation of the Taliban -- I wish there had been a little more time spent on those early years with the same level of detail as given 4/5. This book deserves appreciation for its minute accounts of the happenings in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Rashid has done a fairly good amount of research on the Taliban and its style of rule. And his unfearful description of the intensive involvement of Pakistan's army and ISI in Afghanistan is reflective of a true journalistic spirit.4/5(4). redleaf-photography.com: taliban book. Skip to main content. Try Prime All Go Search EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Today's Deals Your redleaf-photography.com Gift Cards Help. This book is a indepth look into the cultural mechanisms of the Taliban and the social backdrop of Afghanistan prior and during the Taliban regime. Reading this book prior to September 11, brought a haunting and prophetic reality to the issues Read More. Write your own review!

Taliban or Taleban (tälēbän´, –lə–), Islamic fundamentalist militia of Afghanistan and later Pakistan, originally consisting mainly of Sunni Pashtun religious students from Afghanistan who were educated and trained in redleaf-photography.com Taliban emerged as a significant force in Afghanistan in when they were assigned by Pakistan to protect a convoy in Afghanistan, which marked the. Jan 24,  · The Taliban—from the Arabic word for "student," Talib—are fundamentalist Sunni Muslims, mostly from Afghanistan’s Pashtun tribes. The Taliban dominates large swaths of Afghanistan and a large part of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas, semi-autonomous tribal lands along the Afghan-Pakistan border that serve as training grounds for terrorists. Taliban, ultraconservative political and religious faction that emerged in Afghanistan in the mids following the withdrawal of Soviet troops, the collapse of Afghanistan’s communist regime, and the subsequent breakdown in civil order. Learn more about the Taliban in this article. The Taliban (Pashto: طالبان ‎, ṭālibān "students") or Taleban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), are a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement and military organization in Afghanistan currently waging war (an insurgency, or jihad) within that redleaf-photography.com: – (militia), – (government), .

Her book based on her escape from Taliban was also filmed in an Indian movie. Many punishments were carried out by individual militias without the sanction of Taliban authorities, as it was against official Taliban policy to punish women in the street. A more official line was the punishment of men for instances of female misconduct: a. Jun 24,  · 'Hassan Abbas is one of the world's leading experts on the militant groups of South Asia. In The Taliban Revival he charts the resurgence of the Taliban on both sides of the Afghanistan–Pakistan redleaf-photography.com book is well written, deeply researched, analytically sharp and is an important contribution to our understanding of the Taliban.'. Apr 13,  · 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. Dec 10,  · To understand the Taliban, and especially whether it has changed since to become capable of participating in peace negotiations, readers will Author: Joshua Sinai.