Book: Taliban: Islam, Oil and the New Great Game in Central Asia, Ahmed Rashid, I B Tauris and Co, 2001. Fascinating, informative and easily readable account of the history of Afghanistan and the effect of the Taliban.
Book: The Bookseller of Kabul, Asne Seierstad, Virago 2004. A stunning account of the lives of a family in Kabul and the effect of the Taliban.
Book: Jihad vs McWorld, Terrorism’s Challenge to Democracy, Benjamin R. Barber, Ballantine 2001. An analysis of the central conflict of