This blog aims to highlight issues and information that don't always make it into the mainstream media. Recognising that comment is cheap, wherever possible it will link you directly to documents and sources that are mentioned in the text.
I realised some time ago that it was impossible to write about Afghanistan without writing about Pakistan and other neighbouring countries. With that in mind, the reader will come across articles that, while not specifically about Afghanistan, in some way shed light on the conflict.
The book I wrote with Yosri Fouda, Masterminds of Terror, has now been republished by our American publishers, Arcade, under the title Capture or Kill: The Pursuit of the 9/11 Masterminds and the Killing of Osama bin Laden. It contains a new chapter on the fate of all those within al-Qaeda who knew in advance of the plans to attack America, and the legal battle being fought by Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and the other conspirators from their cells in Guantanamo. You can buy a copy here.