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The Resource Taliban : militant Islam, oil and fundamentalism in Central Asia, Ahmed Rashid

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

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Taliban : militant Islam, oil and fundamentalism in Central Asia
Title
Taliban
Title remainder
militant Islam, oil and fundamentalism in Central Asia
Statement of responsibility
Ahmed Rashid
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "New to the second edition; how the Taliban has regained its strength, how and why the Taliban has spread across Central Asia, how the Taliban has helped Al Qaeda's spread into Europe, North Africa, the Middle Eastm and the Far East, why the Afghan people feel the United States is losing the war, a major new preface and an all-new final chapter" -- back cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Rashid, Ahmed
Dewey number
958.104
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS371.2 .R367 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taliban
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islam and state
  • Islam and politics
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
Label
Taliban : militant Islam, oil and fundamentalism in Central Asia, Ahmed Rashid
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The New York Times #1 Bestseller "[A] valuable and informative work"- richard Bernstein, New York Times
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [284]-304) and index
Contents
pt. 1. History of the Taliban movement. Kandahar 1994: the origins of the Taliban ; Herat 1995: God's invincible soldiers ; Kabul 1996: commander of the faithful ; Mazar-e-Sharif 1997: massacre in the north ; Bamiyan 1998-99: the never-ending war -- pt. 2. Islam and the Taliban. Challenging Islam: the new-style fundamentalism of the Taliban ; Secret society: the Taliban's political and military organization ; A vanished gender: women, children and Taliban culture ; High on heroin: drugs and the Taliban economy ; Global jihad: the Arab-Afghans and Osama Bin Laden -- pt. 3. The new great game. Dictators and oil barons: the Taliban and Central Asia, Russia, Turkey and Israel ; Romancing the Taliban 1: the battle for pipelines 1994-96 ; Romancing the Taliban 2: the battle for pipelines 1997-99, The USA and the Taliban ; Master or victim: Pakistan's Afghan war ; Shia versus Sunni: Iran and Saudi Arabia ; Conclusion: the future of Afghanistan ; The Taliban resurgent 2000-2009
Control code
ocn449855039
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2nd edition
Extent
xvii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780300163681
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009938249
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)449855039
Label
Taliban : militant Islam, oil and fundamentalism in Central Asia, Ahmed Rashid
Publication
Note
The New York Times #1 Bestseller "[A] valuable and informative work"- richard Bernstein, New York Times
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [284]-304) and index
Contents
pt. 1. History of the Taliban movement. Kandahar 1994: the origins of the Taliban ; Herat 1995: God's invincible soldiers ; Kabul 1996: commander of the faithful ; Mazar-e-Sharif 1997: massacre in the north ; Bamiyan 1998-99: the never-ending war -- pt. 2. Islam and the Taliban. Challenging Islam: the new-style fundamentalism of the Taliban ; Secret society: the Taliban's political and military organization ; A vanished gender: women, children and Taliban culture ; High on heroin: drugs and the Taliban economy ; Global jihad: the Arab-Afghans and Osama Bin Laden -- pt. 3. The new great game. Dictators and oil barons: the Taliban and Central Asia, Russia, Turkey and Israel ; Romancing the Taliban 1: the battle for pipelines 1994-96 ; Romancing the Taliban 2: the battle for pipelines 1997-99, The USA and the Taliban ; Master or victim: Pakistan's Afghan war ; Shia versus Sunni: Iran and Saudi Arabia ; Conclusion: the future of Afghanistan ; The Taliban resurgent 2000-2009
Control code
ocn449855039
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2nd edition
Extent
xvii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780300163681
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009938249
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)449855039

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