The Survival Guide to Kabul©

Published internationally in July 2003 as Kabul: The Bradt Mini Guide.

First published in Kabul in September 2002 as a pamphlet.



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Ahmed Rashid


Ahmed Rashid is the best selling author of the books Taliban and Jihad.



Ahmed writes: I now have my own web site created skillfully for me by a Karachi company ‘ Creative Chaos.’ On it you will see videos, interviews and all my recent articles on Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia which will be updated constantly. You will also see the latest news about the Open Media Fund for Afghanistan which is now funding 14 newspapers and magazines being published in Afghanistan in Dari, Pushtu and Uzbek. The websites has been designed specifically with students in mind who may want to do research work. I would be grateful if you could please pass this onto students or anyone else who may be interested.


Read Ahmed’s exclusive article for The Survival Guide to Kabul.


Ahmed Rashid on The Survival Guide to Kabul:

“The best and only guide for Kabul's hot spots, monuments, historical buildings and most important of all good places to eat. The guide has put Kabul on the map for the first time in 20 years. This is a place to now visit and enjoy and you can’t do it without a copy of the guide in your pocket.”



Ahmed Rashid - Photo by Aykut Tavsel, Kabul, July 2002.



July 17 2003: The Survival Guide to Kabul hosts An Evening with Ahmed Rashid. For the first time in Kabul Ahmed spoke to more than 120 people gathered on the roof terrace of the Mustafa Hotel.



July 18 2003: Ahmed also joined the authors of the Survival Guide to Kabul at a book signing at the Supreme Food Service.



Ahmed has also established the Open Media Fund for Afghanistan to support Afghan media groups. The fund is administered by Internews. Ahmed launched the fund in February 2002. It has received donations from a number of sources including the actor Michael Douglas. The fund aims to provide grants to independent media in Afghanistan. In February 2003 the OMFA celebrated one year of operations.


July 15 2003 Best-selling Author Ahmed Rashid Promotes Open Media Fund for Afghanistan.


May 30 2003: Ahmed Rashid on media in Afghanistan.


CNN: Ahmed Rashid on the Taliban.

Institute of International Studies: Conversation with Ahmed Rashid.

The Atlantic: Interview with Ahmed Rashid.

Asia Source: Interview with Ahmed Rashid.

Radio Netherlands: Interview with Ahmed Rashid.

Salon Reviews: Taliban by Ahmed Rashid.


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