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Ahmed Rashid

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Ahmed Rashid (b. 1948) is a Pakistani journalist and best-selling author. He serves as the Central Asia correspondent for the Daily Telegraph and has written for the Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers.

Rashid's 2000 book Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia is considered a seminal work that exposed the nexus between international oil companies, the Taliban, and the U.S. intelligence community. The book was updated with new material after the attacks of September 11th, 2001 and was a New York Times bestseller for 5 weeks. In 2003, Rashid written Jihad - the Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, a book about Central Asia history and itīs islamic movements.

Rashid lives in Lahore, Pakistan with his wife and two children.

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