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.
For those of you who read Arabic, here is the link to my latest article in Aafaq al-Mustaqbal, published by the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research. The article examines whether or not there is still a close relationship between al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban.