Ahmed Rashid is a journalist who has been covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia for more than twenty years. He is a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review, Daily Telegraph, and The Nation, a leading newspaper in Pakistan. His #1 New York Times bestseller Taliban has been translated into more than twenty languages.
Pakistan's best and bravest reporter -- Christopher Hitchens
A journalist of the highest narrative and analytic gifts -- Max Hastings
His knowledge of events and people there is second to none -- Kim Sengupta
A superb work on the future of Pakistan, a country many people deem the world's most dangerous -- Bruce Riedel * Washington Post *
Ahmed Rashid has established a well-earned reputation as a meticulous, reliable and authoritative chronicler of events in south-west and central Asia ... Unlike many journalists ... Rashid does have the courage to outline how he believes the catastrophic situation in both his homeland (Pakistan) and its neighbour, Afghanistan, can be improved -- Jason Burke * Guardian *
Rashid assembles a broad network of sources on all sides of the debate and is probing in his treatment of all the main actors ... a powerful and pacey primer -- Shiraz Maher * Spectator *