Tags » Ahmed Rashid

Another blast shocked Pakistan last weekend. This time it was the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Iqbal Town, Lahore.

76 were killed and hundreds injured, mostly women and children. 589 more words

Pakistan

Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan by Ahmed Rashid

Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan by Ahmed Rashid

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you want to know what had gone on in the Af-Pak region during the US mission to kill Osama Bin Laden, the role of the Pakistani military and ISI over the Taliban and Afghanistan, and the breakdown of relations between the Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Obama administration, then this book is worth a read. 166 more words

Ahmed Rashid explains why ISIS attacked Paris & where they learned to do so

Summary: Amidst the mad cries for reprisals to the Paris attacks, cries for a wider war and more bloodshed, a few voices speak rationally about the causes of the attacks, our foe’s reasoning, and likely ways to end (rather than expand) the war. 1,752 more words

Our Long War

Taliban by Ahmed Rashid- Review

It’s an insight into the beginning of Taliban, the jumbled clans, the power hungry politics, and endless wars in Afghanistan. The country used by other countries for fighting their battles, manipulated for regional dominance, and left on its own to make peace. 38 more words

Dee-reads

Come the F*ck On: al Qaeda Is Not Our Ally!

Daily Beast, by Robin Simcox, July 24, 2015:

A new argument among jihad analysts has it that the makers of 9/11 are now a handy bulwark against ISIS. 840 more words

Counter Jihad Report