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Called “Pakistan’s best and bravest reporter” by Christopher Hitchens in Vanity Fair, Ahmed Rashid was a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review for more than twenty years, covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and central Asia. He now writes for BBC Online, the Washington Post, El Mundo, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Review of Books, and other foreign and Pakistani newspapers. He has been covering the wars in Afghanistan, as well as the wars in Pakistan and Tajikistan, since 1979. He is the author of Descent into Chaos and Jihad.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Islamic fundamentalism -- Afghanistan.
Islam and state -- Afghanistan.
Islam and politics -- Afghanistan.
Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 1973-1989.
Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 1989-2001.
Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 2001-