Ahmed Rashid

Ahmed Rashid

Ahmed Rashid is the author of five books on Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia. His latest book is ''Pakistan on the Brink.'' He is the author of the best-seller ''Taliban''.

Taliban

Is an Afghan peace deal finally within grasp?

The path to peace is still long and tedious, but today Afghans have more reason to be hopeful than ever before.

Is an Afghan peace deal finally within grasp?

Taliban

What is behind the Eid ceasefire with the Taliban?

The crisis in Afghanistan is deepening and President Ashraf Ghani needs to engage the Taliban.

What is behind the Eid ceasefire with the Taliban?

Pakistan

Russia and Pakistan slowly move towards an embrace

Or, how Russia got a warm-water port without firing a shot.

Russia and Pakistan slowly move towards an embrace

Europe

Brexit: What does it mean for the rest of the world?

The danger is that further fragmentation could be formalised by minority groups calling for a referendum worldwide.

Brexit: What does it mean for the rest of the world?

Human Rights

Is China changing its policy towards Uighur Muslims?

Neighbouring states are questioning China's ability to treat its Uighur population fairly and halt terrorism.

Is China changing its policy towards Uighur Muslims?

War & Conflict

Afghan peace talks: Pakistan's credibility on the line

If the Afghan civil war worsens, Pakistan's allies China and the US will lose faith in Islamabad's intentions.

Afghan peace talks: Pakistan's credibility on the line

Afghanistan

The Afghan battlefield has become more complicated

There are deep tribal, religious and traditional impediments for ISIL to make headway in Afghanistan.

The Afghan battlefield has become more complicated

Human Rights

The need for civil society in Pakistan

Battle against extremism can't be won without a transparent strategy that involves civil society.

The need for civil society in Pakistan

War & Conflict

Russia and reconciliation in Afghanistan

Every country in the world believes that a military victory against the Taliban is now impossible.

Russia and reconciliation in Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Pakistan and state failure: Waiting for justice

Can Pakistan's future be decided by more military-civilian wrestling or is joint action against extremism possible?

Pakistan and state failure: Waiting for justice