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Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia

Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid 0142002607 9780142002605
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Ahmed Rashid, whose masterful account of Afghanistans Taliban regime became required reading after September 11, turns his legendary skills as an investigative journalist to five adjacent Central Asian Republics-Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan-where religious repression, political corruption, and extreme poverty have created a fertile climate for militant Islam. Based on groundbreaking research and numerous interviews, Rashid explains the roots of fundamentalist rage in Central Asia, describes the goals and activities of its militant organizations, including Osama bin Ladens al-Qaeda, and suggests ways of neutralizing the threat and bringing stability to the troubled region. A timely and pertinent work, Jihadis essential reading for anyone who seeks to gain a better understanding of a region we overlook at our peril.

Author: Ahmed Rashid

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 2002-12-31

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