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.
My interview with Sunday Times photographer Paul Conroy, published in Asharq al-Awsat and describing his dreadful experiences in the Syrian city of Homs and his escape from Baba Amr, can be found here.