*Pakistani Journalist (covered Afghanistan and central asia fro more than 20 years)
*Author, Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia (Yale University Press, 2002) and Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia (Yale, 2001)
*Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab
*Joins Neal Conan to talk about the Newsbot, a robot that can deliver the news
Ahmed Rashid has been covering Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia for more than 20 years. His bestselling book Taliban offered important insight into a part of the world most Americans knew nothing about until September 11th. His latest book is called "Jihad." Ahmed Rashid joins Neal Conan in this hour of Talk of the Nation from NPR News.