Ahmed Rashid



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Ahmed Rashid (b. 1948 in Rawalpindi) is a Pakistani journalist and best-selling author.

Rashid attended Malvern College, England, Government College Lahore, and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

He serves as the Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review and the Daily Telegraph.

He also writes for the Wall Street Journal, The Nation, and academic journals.He appears regularly on international TV and radio networks such as CNN and BBC World.

Rashid's 2000 book, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, was a New York Times bestseller for five weeks, translated into 22 languages, and has sold 1.5 million copies since the September 11, 2001 attacks.The book was used extensively by American analysts in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

His latest book, "Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia",is a scathing critique of both America and Europe's failure to invest in rebuilding Afghanistan and Pakistan's role in allowing Taliban and Al-Qaeda elements to regroup in Pakistan.

His commentary also appears in the Washington Post's PostGlobal segment.


The Resurgence of Central Asia: Islam or Nationalism?, St. Martin's Press (May 1994), ISBN 1-85649-131-5.

Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Yale University Press (March 2000) ISBN 0-300-08340-8.

Jihad:The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, Yale University Press (January 25, 2002) ISBN 0-300-09345-4. (Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2002)

Al Qaeda in 2007: Striving to regain the initiative, published on 29 December 2006

Descent Into Chaos, Viking, 2008, ISBN 9780670019700Rashid lives in Lahore, Pakistan with his wife and two children.

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Shah Jee ( New York,United States) Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:42:26 AM (MDT - USA)
Ahmed Rashid is rotten to the core, disillusioned. May god punish him for his sins. He is selling his motherland.

Nasir ( Guadalajara,United States) Monday, July 20, 2009 1:56:04 PM (MDT - USA)
ye insaan kisi bhi sourat Pakistan ka wafadar naheen hai. aise logoon ki waja se hum tipo sultan bhi shaheed huwa tha. Khudara aise logoon ko saza di jai jo hindu aur angreez ki akasi karte hain.

Farhan Ahmed ( New York,United States) Saturday, July 18, 2009 1:41:04 PM (MDT - USA)
Ahmed Rashid is a Traitor, Black Sheep, Ghadar, Selling Pakistan and Muslim Ummah for money. He is the worst journalist ever born. His books are full of lies, all fiction. He makes money from British/US agencies. He sells his books to American State owned libraries and makes more money.

Ahmed Siddiqui ( London,United States) Saturday, July 18, 2009 1:33:18 PM (MDT - USA)
Ahmed Rashid is British/American Agent. Traitor, GHADAR-E-AZAM. He is selling his motherland for British Pounds. The books which he claimed to be a writer were actually written by British Intelligence Agencies and they put his name on it . His books are full of lies, all fiction. Ghadars like Ahmed Rashid should be tried for Treason and should be punished what a traitor deserved. He is a bad man have lust of money. He can sell anything for money even his loved one...

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