Reaping the Whirlwind: The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan

Reaping the Whirlwind The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan Cut adrift after the collapse of the Soviet Union Afghanistan has become a political no man s land Historically an artifical buffer state Afghanistan has in recent years become the geopolitical play

  • Title: Reaping the Whirlwind: The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan
  • Author: Michael Griffin
  • ISBN: 9780745312743
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Reaping the Whirlwind: The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan

    Cut adrift after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Afghanistan has become a political no man s land.Historically an artifical buffer state, Afghanistan has in recent years become the geopolitical playground of a variety of competitng interests the Americans, the Saudis, Russians and Pakistanis, let alone drug barons, arms dealers and oil interests.Afghanistan s unstabCut adrift after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Afghanistan has become a political no man s land.Historically an artifical buffer state, Afghanistan has in recent years become the geopolitical playground of a variety of competitng interests the Americans, the Saudis, Russians and Pakistanis, let alone drug barons, arms dealers and oil interests.Afghanistan s unstable and problematic history is now further complicated by the emergence of the Taliban one of the most conservative and least understood Islamic movements in the world.The Taliban continues to grab the headlines, most notably for their appalling treatment of women, and their connections to Osama bin Laden Investigative journalist Michael Griffin draws numerous interviews with key protganists, and offers a fasccinating eyewitness picture drawn from three extensive trips to Afghanistan He paints the fullest picture yet of the Taliban movement, its origins, beliefs, religious and political ethos, and the character and impact of its particular brand of fundamentalism.In the process he reveals the controversial nature of the Taliban s links with the CIA, Saudi Arabia and other vested interests Who is to blame for the present situation What conspiracies and collusions led to this pass The author s conclusion reveals his view of where the smoking gun is pointed.

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    One thought on “Reaping the Whirlwind: The Taliban Movement in Afghanistan

    1. Nick

      There is a grim nostalgia to reading "Reaping the Whirlwind" ten years after its publication. At that time of course the towers still stood and the people who worked in them were alive. Across the world where the plot was hatched, the last major obstacle to Taliban domination, was also alive (he was assassinated on Sept. 9), pent up in the unforgiving mountains of northeastern Afghanistan. The giant Buddhas of Bamiyan were still there (although one of them has taken some artillery). Bin Ladin me [...]

    2. Fahim

      I very detailed book on the birth of Taliban in Afghanistan. The author explains the Taliban movement in Afghanistan along with the roles of other countries such as Pakistan, United States, and some Arabic countries in lots of details. If you are not an expert on the region or the topic, or if you are not crazy about the movement and the politics, I would not recommend this book for you. This book is for experts.

    3. Alejandro Teruel

      This is an account of the grim and depressing history of Afghanistan focusing on the grim, bloody and depressing decade (circa 1990 to 2000) which saw the rise and consolidation of the Taliban regime. If you are only superficially conversant with the area and its incessant power struggles, this is definitely an easy book to get lost in. The author thoughtfully starts the book with a chronology ranging from the overthrow of King Zahir Shah in 1973, the establishment of a communist state, the Sovi [...]

    4. Tim

      Published in January 2001, this smart synopsis drawn from news accounts and the author's own brief sojourns in Afghanistan recounts the rise of the Taliban movement. It is a story that foretells the events of 9/11 on the ninth anniversary of which I finished reading this book. The book today might better be titled "In Plain Sight," since what we live with in the news today was in plain view in the international press already a decade and more ago.

    5. Naeem

      Covers more or less the same terrain as Ahmed Rashid'sTaliban but with more flair and poetry and less utilitarian precision.

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