Articles by Ahmed Rashid

Central Asian Elites, Suddenly, Shift Into Revolt, Part I

May 1, 2002 | The United States has treated the region primarily as a convenient staging base for its Afghan campaign, and all regimes have felt confident enough to use the threat of Islamic fundamentalism and al Qaeda to continue in their old ways.

Afghan Women Emerge As Elections Take Place

May 1, 2002 | In a reversal of the oppressive Taliban era, educated Afghan women are using the elections to the upcoming Loya Jirga, or grand tribal council, to press for their civil rights.