Book Discussion on Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia

Mr. Rashid discussed his book, Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, published by Yale University Press. He argued… read more

Mr. Rashid discussed his book, Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia, published by Yale University Press. He argued that a proven commitment to political reform should be linked to all economic and military aid to Central Asian countries where militant Islamic groups wield power. He also said that to gain credibility in the region the U.S. needs to make a long-term commitment to build up Afghanistan and suggested that the U.S. should start depending on political rather than military strategies. He talked about the situation in Pakistan and the effort to hunt down members of al-Qaida. Mr. Rashid answered questions following his remarks. close

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  • Aassia Haq Co-Bureau Chief Chicago Council on Foreign Relations->Young Professionals Board
  • Ahmed Rashid Correspondent and Author

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Book Discussion on Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Mar 31, 2002
Last Aired:
Apr 7, 2002

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  • Mar 31, 2002 | 11:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 31, 2002 | 9:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 07, 2002 | 12:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
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