Reaping the Whirlwind: The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan
Cut adrift after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Afghanistan has become a political no-man's-land.Historically an artifical "buffer state, " Afghanistan has in recent years become the geopolitical playground of a variety of competitng interests - the Americans, the Saudis, Russians and Pakistanis, let alone drug barons, arms dealers and oil interests.Afghanistan's unstable and problematic history is now further complicated by the emergence of the Taliban - one of the most conservative and least understood Islamic movements in the world.The Taliban continues to grab the headlines, most notably for their appalling treatment of women, and their connections to Osama bin Laden. Investigative journalist Michael Griffin draws numerous interviews with key protganists, and offers a fasccinating eyewitness picture drawn from three extensive trips to Afghanistan. He paints the fullest picture yet of the Taliban movement, its origins, beliefs, religious and political ethos, and the character and impact of its particular brand of fundamentalism.In the process he reveals the controversial nature of the Taliban's links with the CIA, Saudi Arabia and other vested interests. Who is to blame for the present situation? What conspiracies and collusions led to this pass? The author's conclusion reveals his view of where the "smoking gun" is pointed.
Try this search over all volumes: bike
Results 1-0 of 0
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Killing ofNajibullah
City of Night
16 other sections not shown
Abdul Afghan Afghanistan Agence France-Presse Ahmad alliance announced Arab army attack August BAAG Babar Bagram Bamian Bhutto bin-Ladin bombing border capital capture Central Asia civilians commanders communist December defence diplomatic Dostum Economist Intelligence Unit embassy factions fall of Kabul February fighters fighting forces foreign former Frontier Guardian Hazara Hekmatyar Herat Hizb-i Islami Hizb-i Wahdat Ibid interview Iran Iranian Islamabad Islamic Islamist Jalalabad Jamiat Jane's Intelligence Review January jihad July Kandahar Khost killing later leader Malik March Massoud Mazar Mazar-i Sharif Mestiri military million months Moscow movement mujahedin Mullah Mohammad Omar Musharraf Muslim Najibullah Nangarhar NGOs November October opium Pakistan Panjshir Panjshir valley Pashtun peace Peshawar pipeline political President Prime Minister programme province Rabbani religious Reuters rocket Russia Salang Saudi Arabia September 1996 Shia siege Soviet Tajik Tajikistan Taliban Taloqan Tehran terrorist troops Turkmen Turkmenistan UN's UNOCAL Uzbek Uzbekistan Washington Western women