Ahmed Rashid

Guest

Pakistani journalist, based in Lahore; author of Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia and Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation-Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia and Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan

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