Steve Coll: The Rise of Al Qaeda

Conversations with History: Steve Coll

Steve Coll; Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Conversations Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Steve Coll, Pulitzer prize winning author of Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden for a discussion of how the superpower conflict in the last stages of the Cold War, U.S. foreign policy before and after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the political dynamics of South Asia created the setting in which Islamic terrorism took root and flourished.

Key Words: Journalists, Al Qaeda, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden, Pulitzer Prize, South Asia, CIA, 911
Steve Coll
Publication date: 
March 14, 2005
Publication type: 
Conversations with History