Descent Into Chaos: The World's Most Unstable Region and the Threat to Global Security

3.93 avg rating
( 2,032 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141020860: Descent Into Chaos: The World's Most Unstable Region and the Threat to Global Security

In Descent Into Chaos: Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Threat to Global Security Ahmed Rashid explores the most volatile and dangerous region in the world. The war on terror is being lost - but not just in Iraq. As this devastating book shows, the real crisis zone now lies in central Asia. Veteran reporter Ahmed Rashid has unparalleled access to the region and knows its leading players, from presidents to warlords. Here he documents how closely Pakistan's US-backed regime is linked with extremists; how broken promises in Afghanistan have led to a resurgent Taliban fed by drugs money; and how the largest landmass in the world is now a breeding ground for terrorism. In this story of squandered opportunities, misguided alliances and double-dealing, Rashid pinpoints with chilling accuracy where the true threat to our global security comes from. 'Compulsively readable' Justin Marozzi, Evening Standard Profound and lively ...it reads like a thriller ...graphic, detailed and worrying' Michael Fathers, New Statesman 'Gripping ...a major contribution to understanding the region and the events of recent years ...thought-provoking and important' Jason Burke, Observer 'His knowledge of events and people there is second to none and the information he has gathered, often at great personal risk, makes alarming reading' Kim Sengupta, Independent 'A superbly researched account of post-9/11 Asia . ..outstanding' Sameer Rahim, Daily Telegraph Ahmed Rashid is Pakistan's premiere journalist, an expert on Central Asia, on jihad and Muslim extremists movements, on the Taliban and Al Qaeda, on insurgency, and on the catastrophe of US policy in this region, on which he has reported for 25 years. Author of three books, his work Taliban was a huge international bestseller, widely recognized as the definitive account.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Ahmed Rashid is Pakistan's premiere journalist, an expert on Central Asia, on jihad and Muslim extremists movements, on the Taliban and Al Qaeda, on insurgency, and on the catastrophe of US policy in this region, on which he has reported for 25 years. Author of three books, his work Taliban was a huge international bestseller, widely recognised as the definitive account. He has personally met and interviewed many of the key players in Central Asia and has travelled extensively for this book. He writes regularly for The Daily Telegraph, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, BBC Online and many other European and American dailies and websites.

Review:

'A journalist of the highest narrative and analytical gifts' - Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'Compulsively readable' - Justin Marozzi, Evening Standard 'Profound and lively ! it reads like a thriller ! graphic, detailed and worrying ' New Statesman 'Gripping ! a major contribution to understanding the region and the events of recent years ! thought-provoking and important' - Jason Burke, Observer 'His knowledge of events and people there is second to none and the information he has gathered, often at great personal risk, makes alarming reading' - Kim Sengupta, Independent

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ahmed Rashid
ISBN 10: 0141020865 ISBN 13: 9780141020860
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801410208600000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ahmed Rashid
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141020865 ISBN 13: 9780141020860
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In Descent Into Chaos: Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Threat to Global Security Ahmed Rashid explores the most volatile and dangerous region in the world. The war on terror is being lost - but not just in Iraq. As this devastating book shows, the real crisis zone now lies in central Asia. Veteran reporter Ahmed Rashid has unparalleled access to the region and knows its leading players, from presidents to warlords. Here he documents how closely Pakistan s US-backed regime is linked with extremists; how broken promises in Afghanistan have led to a resurgent Taliban fed by drugs money; and how the largest landmass in the world is now a breeding ground for terrorism. In this story of squandered opportunities, misguided alliances and double-dealing, Rashid pinpoints with chilling accuracy where the true threat to our global security comes from. Compulsively readable Justin Marozzi, Evening Standard Profound and lively .it reads like a thriller .graphic, detailed and worrying Michael Fathers, New Statesman Gripping .a major contribution to understanding the region and the events of recent years .thought-provoking and important Jason Burke, Observer His knowledge of events and people there is second to none and the information he has gathered, often at great personal risk, makes alarming reading Kim Sengupta, Independent A superbly researched account of post-9/11 Asia .outstanding Sameer Rahim, Daily Telegraph Ahmed Rashid is Pakistan s premiere journalist, an expert on Central Asia, on jihad and Muslim extremists movements, on the Taliban and Al Qaeda, on insurgency, and on the catastrophe of US policy in this region, on which he has reported for 25 years. Author of three books, his work Taliban was a huge international bestseller, widely recognized as the definitive account. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141020860

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Rashid, Ahmed
Published by Penguin Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141020865 ISBN 13: 9780141020860
New Paperback Quantity Available: 8
Seller
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New , Ready to ship, 5-8 business days worldwide delivery. Bookseller Inventory # FGYD1F8585

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.36
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ahmed Rashid
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141020865 ISBN 13: 9780141020860
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Descent into Chaos: Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Threat to Global Security, Ahmed Rashid, In "Descent Into Chaos: Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Threat to Global Security" Ahmed Rashid explores the most volatile and dangerous region in the world. The war on terror is being lost - but not just in Iraq. As this devastating book shows, the real crisis zone now lies in central Asia. Veteran reporter Ahmed Rashid has unparalleled access to the region and knows its leading players, from presidents to warlords. Here he documents how closely Pakistan's US-backed regime is linked with extremists; how broken promises in Afghanistan have led to a resurgent Taliban fed by drugs money; and how the largest landmass in the world is now a breeding ground for terrorism. In this story of squandered opportunities, misguided alliances and double-dealing, Rashid pinpoints with chilling accuracy where the true threat to our global security comes from. "Compulsively readable". (Justin Marozzi, "Evening Standard"). Profound and lively .it reads like a thriller .graphic, detailed and worrying". (Michael Fathers, "New Statesman"). 'Gripping .a major contribution to understanding the region and the events of recent years.thought-provoking and important". (Jason Burke, "Observer"). "His knowledge of events and people there is second to none and the information he has gathered, often at great personal risk, makes alarming reading". (Kim Sengupta, "Independent"). "A superbly researched account of post-9/11 Asia .outstanding". (Sameer Rahim, "Daily Telegraph"). Ahmed Rashid is Pakistan's premiere journalist, an expert on Central Asia, on jihad and Muslim extremists movements, on the Taliban and Al Qaeda, on insurgency, and on the catastrophe of US policy in this region, on which he has reported for 25 years. Author of three books, his work Taliban was a huge international bestseller, widely recognized as the definitive account. Bookseller Inventory # B9780141020860

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rashid, Ahmed
Published by Penguin Books 2009-07-01 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141020865 ISBN 13: 9780141020860
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
WFL
(Holtsville, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books 2009-07-01, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New , Ready to ship, 5-8 business days worldwide delivery. Bookseller Inventory # FGYC1G11071

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.36
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Rashid, Ahmed
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0141020865 ISBN 13: 9780141020860
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. Book Condition: New. 2009. 0th Edition. Paperback. Explores the volatile and dangerous region in the world. In this story of squandered opportunities, misguided alliances and double-dealing, the author pinpoints with chilling accuracy where the true threat to our global security comes from. Num Pages: 560 pages, maps. BIC Classification: 1FC; 1KBB; JPS; JPWL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 128 x 25. Weight in Grams: 384. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141020860

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Rashid, Ahmed
Published by Penguin (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141020865 ISBN 13: 9780141020860
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2009. Book Condition: New. 2009. 0th Edition. Paperback. Explores the volatile and dangerous region in the world. In this story of squandered opportunities, misguided alliances and double-dealing, the author pinpoints with chilling accuracy where the true threat to our global security comes from. Num Pages: 560 pages, maps. BIC Classification: 1FC; 1KBB; JPS; JPWL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 128 x 25. Weight in Grams: 384. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141020860

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Rashid, Ahmed
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0141020865 ISBN 13: 9780141020860
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0141020865 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2122638234

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Rashid, Ahmed
Published by Penguin (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141020865 ISBN 13: 9780141020860
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001766273

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ahmed Rashid
Published by Penguin (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141020865 ISBN 13: 9780141020860
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2009. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780141020860

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.57
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book