Ahmed Rashid

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Ahmed Rashid is "a Pakistani journalist and writer" "based in Lahore." Rashid "presently writes for the Daily Telegraph in London, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Review of Books, BBC Online, The Nation, and academic and foreign affairs journals. He appears regularly on international TV and radio stations such as CNN and BBC World Service." [1]

Rashid was the Central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review "for 22 years until the magazine was recently [November 2006] closed down." [2][3]

In June 2008 Muhammad Idrees Ahmad noted that: "It is with some alarm and dismay that I watched Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now” provide platform to right-wing Paksitani journalist Ahmad Rashid, long an apologist for Bush's war-on-terror, to recycle propaganda from British tabloid press and other discredited sources." [1]

Published Works

  • "Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia", Penguin.
  • "Taliban. Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia," Yale University Press, February 19, 2001, ISBN 0300089023 / ISBN 978-0-300-08902-8. (Yale Review).

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References

  1. Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, "Whatever Happened to "Democracy Now?": When AIPAC Went Missing", CounterPunch, June 11, 2008.
  2. The Team, AINA, accessed October 24, 2007.
  3. Members, Center for Public Integrity, accessed June 11, 2008.
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