Monday, April 23, 2012

Zaid Hamid's Articles Archive - Early 90's Afghan Jihad

Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid 
Many of our critics often question that what was Zaid Hamid doing before 2007 when he "suddenly" appeared on media! Our Book From Indus to Oxus is a solid slap on their face which gives the graphic detailed account of my adventures and life in the 80's and 90's while I was engaged in a private struggle to defend Pakistan's interests in the Afghan Jihad. In those days, I wrote dozens of articles and analysis in national press which came out to be hauntingly true in the years to come. We have re-produced some of those analysis and papers here which I wrote when I was only around 27 or 28 years of age and was still a young fighter in the Afghan Jihad but also fighting on the front of Information warfare on a larger canvas of geo-politics.

These analysis and articles are a nostalgic reminder of that romantic era and I would love to share them with you here. The Defense and Security analysis venture BrassTacks, that we run today was formulated in those fomenting years when a young apprentice fighter was also turning into a strategic analyst. Nature was training this Faqeer for the duties to be assigned almost 20 years later, MashAllah!




Zaid Hamid's Articles Archive - Early 90's Afghan Jihad