Ahmed Rashid

Ahmed Rashid, the Central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, is the author of two recent bestsellers, Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia (Yale) and Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia (Penguin).

Rebuilding Afghanistan Rebuilding Afghanistan

After twenty-one tension-filled days of raucous speeches, poetry readings, threats, bribery and walkouts, Afghanistan's loya jirga, held to endorse a new Constitution for Afghani...

Jan 8, 2004 / Editorial / Ahmed Rashid

Afghanistan Imperiled Afghanistan Imperiled

Extremist forces are making a comeback as American attention turns to Iraq.

Sep 26, 2002 / Feature / Ahmed Rashid

Dispatches Dispatches

The events of September 11, viewed from abroad.

Sep 27, 2001 / Feature / Praful Bidwai, Maria Margaronis, Graham Usher, Mark Gevisser, Ahmed Rashid, and Ana Uzelac

Pakistan, the Taliban and the US Pakistan, the Taliban and the US

If Islamabad heeds Washington's war demands, it risks internal revolt.

Sep 20, 2001 / Feature / Ahmed Rashid