"Agony of a Nation" by Sandy Gall.
Sandy Gall accompanies Mr. Khalili in a journey to see Commander Massoud, the military leader of Northern Afghanistan in the war against the Soviet invaders. It is a wonderful travel book in a time of great danger for those travelling inside Afghanistan in the war effort against the Red army. A really nice and quick read.
While America held its breath in the days immediately following 9/11, a small but determined group of CIA agents covertly began to change history. This is the riveting first-person account of the treacherous top-secret mission inside Afghanistan to set the stage for the defeat of the Taliban and launch the war on terror.
"First In" by Gary Shroen.
"Ghost Wars" by Steve Coll.
The news-breaking book that has sent schockwaves through the White House, Ghost Wars is the most accurate and revealing account yet of the CIA's secret involvement in al-Qaeada's evolution.
"Killing the Cranes" by Edward Girardet.
Few reporters have covered Afghanistan as intrepidly and humanely as Edward Girardet. Now, in a gripping, personal account, Girardet delivers a story of that nation's resistance fighters, foreign invaders, mercenaries, spies, aid workers, Islamic extremists, and others who have defined Afghanistan's last thirty years of war, chaos, and strife.
Ambassador Khalili has been featured in many books.
Here are a few of them:
"Afghansistan. A Distant War" by Robert Nickelsberg.
Noted documentary photographer Robert Nickelsberg's photographs help bring into focus the day-to-day consequences of war, poverty, oppression, and political turmoil in Afghanistan.
The last page features text written by Ambassador Khalili and his eldest son, Mahmud, as well as pictures taken by Mr. Nickelsberg.
"The Wars of Afghanistan" by Peter Tomsen.
This book offers a deeply informed perspective on how Afghanistan’s history as a “shatter zone” for foreign invaders and its tribal society have shaped the modern Afghan narrative. It brings to life the appallingly misinformed secret operations by foreign intelligence agencies, including the Soviet NKVD and KGB, the Pakistani ISI, and the CIA.
"The Long Way Back" by Chris Alexander.
Christopher Alexander, Canadian’s former ambassador to Afghanistan, offers an inside look at Afghanistan recent history, and delivers a blueprint for transforming the troubled country into a viable nation.
Ambassasdor Khalili is featured in the first page of the book and a couple of other spots.