on 23 October 2014
I have been visiting Afghanistan since Carlotta Gall's dad, Sandy, was reporting there in the 1980s. She gets it absolutely right about Pakistan's utterly two-faced policy towards the West. Pakistan - and its nukes - have always been the greatest threat, not the Taliban in Afghanistan. And this book proves the point eloquently.
on 11 January 2016
Illuminating account of an area that has been dogged by interference trying to impose foreign, supposedly modern, values and systems on a tribal society arrogantly thinking they(we) know best, instead of helping them secure their own civilisation.
This should be prescribed reading for all Diplomats and Members of Parliament.