Ahmed Rashid is a Pakistani journalist based in Lahore. He presently writes for Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, The New York Review of Books, BBC Online, The National Interest, and several other academic and foreign affairs journals. Previously, Rashid was the Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review for 22 years. He is also the author of four books, including the recently updated second edition of the bestselling Taliban (2000, 2010). He appears regularly on NPR, CNN, and the BBC World Service. Rashid was educated at Malvern College in England, Government College in Lahore, and at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University. His latest book is Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan (2013).
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Rather than being just one tactic in a wider U.S. counterterrorism strategy, drones have become the strategy itself.
In this interview, Rashid responds to questions about peace talks with the Taliban, the group's Doha office, the new government in Islamabad, the security transition in Afghanistan and the country's upcoming elections.
Rashid talks about relations between Pakistan and the United States.
Continued discussion with Rashid, including thoughts on the continued use of drones in Pakistan.