Ahmed Rashid, Reporting on Islamist Groups

Ahmed Rashid

hide captionAhmed Rashid's 2000 book 'Taliban' found the best-seller lists after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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Before most Americans had heard of the Taliban, Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid wrote a book about them. After the Sept. 11 attacks, it became a best-seller. Rashid's recent reporting for English-language newspapers involves Islamist militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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