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'Ahmed Rashid writes concisely, keeping up a rapid pace starting with the historical background of the region, looking in turn at its five republics - Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan - and finally at their common interests and rivalries... Rashid's book is eminently dispassionate and unideological.' - International Herald Tribune

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Ahmed Rashid is a well known journalist and author of The Taliban: Islam, Oil and the New Great Game in Central Asia (2008).
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'Ahmed Rashid is one of Pakistan's most gifted and astute political commentators. This account will be of interest to scholars and lay readers alike. What makes it especially valuable is that Rashid's priorities are very different from those of most Western observers.' - Tariq Ali

'Ahmed Rashid writes concisely, keeping up a rapid pace starting with the historical background of the region, looking in turn at its five republics - Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan - and finally at their common interests and rivalries... Rashid's book is eminently dispassionate and unideological.' - International Herald Tribune

'As an introduction to the history and culture of the region, Ahmed Rashid's is as good as you will find.' - Times Literary Supplement

'A serious, authentic and well documented account of current affairs in Central Asia, situated in a properly researched historical context.' - Herald, Kerachi

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  • PublisherZed Books
  • Publication date1994
  • ISBN 10 1856491323
  • ISBN 13 9781856491327
  • BindingPaperback
  • Edition number1
  • Number of pages288
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