Playing the Great Game June 2009
The Tricycle Theatre's production of The Great Game - 12 plays on the history and contemporary realities of the struggle for control over Afghanistan - brings to the fore what will be one of the central political issues in the coming years. Co-director Indhu Rubasingham reflects on the projectAfghanistan: a brief history May 2009
Understanding Afghanistan today is only possible by looking at it in the context of the part played by the competing imperial powers in its past. Jane Shallice offers a guideBeyond the Taliban: the roots of Pashtun resistance May 2009
Mohammad Asif looks at the real background to the resistance groupsLonging for the Taliban November 2007
Chris Sands reports un-embedded from Kandahar, Afghanistan, where chronic insecurity and anger at foreign troops is leading much of the local population to support a resurgent TalibanA thousand-headed dragon is here December 2006
Five years after the Taliban were toppled, Afghanistan is again being torn apart by violence. And it's the government and foreign forces that are getting the blame.
By Chris Sands in Kabul