10 Facts About Ahmed Rashid


Ahmed Rashid is a journalist and best-selling foreign policy author of several books about Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia.


Ahmed Rashid attended Malvern College, England, Government College Lahore, and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge at Cambridge University in the late 1960s.


Ahmed Rashid ended his guerrilla fighting days frustrated and defeated and turned his attention to writing about his homeland.


Ahmed Rashid has been the Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph for more than 20 years and a correspondent for Far Eastern Economic Review.


Ahmed Rashid writes for The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, Daily Times and academic journals.


Ahmed Rashid appears regularly on international TV channels and radio networks such as CNN, BBC World and many Pakistani TV channels.


Ahmed Rashid is often sought after for advice by diplomats in Islamabad and Kabul, and by policy makers in NATO capitals and Washington.


Ahmed Rashid is a well known and vocal critic of the Bush administration in relation to the Iraq war and its alleged neglect of the Taliban issue.


Ahmed Rashid's commentary appears in The Washington Post's Post Global segment.


Ahmed Rashid is married with two children and lives in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.