Taliban by Ahmed Rashid
Little is known about the Taliban, their leaders and their aims. The geo-strategic implications of the Taliban are already creating severe instability in Russia, Iran and the five Central Asian republics where they have become a major player in the new Great Game to build oil and gas pipelines from Central Asia to Western and Asian markets. The Taliban’s implementation of Islam poses new challenges to the West’s understanding of Islam in the post-Cold War era. Ahmed Rashid is a correspondent for Daily Telegraph, BBC & CNN. Buy now! How to Pay?