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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."
It is Part 2 in his series on Afghan/Pakistan.
Revealing en extremis!
Should be read by every American. Read more
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 16 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 19 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 20 months ago by M.S. Heiser
This is a very compelling and instructive account of Afghanistan and Pakistan since September 11/2001. Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 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