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So if you want to quickly become 'well read' on the area, pick up this book.
The book examines both the opium crop in Afghanistan and the renewel of the Taliban and their offensives against coalition and government troops.
On Uzbekistan, "U.S. policy toward Uzbekistan and Central Asia was one-directional, ham-fisted, and without an ounce of nuance."
This book will give you great insights into how South Asia's devolving states and how America continues to rush in to shot itself in the foot.Published 12 months ago by Old Guy
This is an honest and eye opening book. It provides a no-nonsense view of the conflict and how our tax money was misused and our boys were exposed to unnecessary harm. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Think
Ahmed Rashid, is the bravest and most talented writer/journalist I know of when it comes to Central and Southern Asia!!! He had actually been invited by the U.S. Read morePublished 16 months ago by M.S. Heiser
This is a very compelling and instructive account of Afghanistan and Pakistan since September 11/2001. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mike B
The subtitle of this book is "The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by Jason Galbraith
I picked up this book as part of a professional reading list...I put the book away, not even halfway through. Read morePublished on June 16, 2012 by Grrr
An excellent follow-up to Taliban. Expands on other books about the neocons' reckless adventures in Central Asia. Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by Joe V.
The way this book was written, it wouldn't surprise me if Rashid monitored all the reviews and even wrote a 5 star review himself. Read morePublished on December 15, 2011 by YoALoew