Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia

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Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia is a book written by Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid and published in 2000. The book was a New York Times bestseller for 5 weeks. It was translated into 22 languages.

According to Rashid's homepage the book has sold 1.5 million copies since the September 11, 2001 attacks. The book was used extensively by American analysts and British politicians including Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell in the wake of the attacks.

In the UK it was published under the title Taliban: Islam, Oil and the New Great Game in Central Asia.

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