We are accustomed to seeing Afghans through bars, or smeared windows, or the sight of a rifle: turbaned men carrying rockets, praying in unison, or lying in pools of blood; boys squabbling in an empty swimming-pool; women in burn wards, or begging in burqas. Kabul is a South Asian city of millions. Bollywood music blares […]
In September 2009, Rory appeared on Bill Mayer’s Journal to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. A link to the video can be found here.
Rory’s appearance on National Public Radio’s ‘All Things Considered’. In this interview, Rory lays out his critique of American’s counter-insurgency policy in Afghanistan to host Guy Raz. To listen, click on the link below: National public radio
First published in The New York Review of Books, 17 December 2009. Cool poker-players, we are tempted to believe, only raise or fold: they only increase their bet or leave the game. Calling, making the minimum bet to stay, suggests that you can’t calculate the odds or face losing the pot, and that the other […]
At the beginning of 2006 I found myself sitting in the front room of a tailoring shop in Kabul containing a frayed pink Bokhara carpet, a safe, a feather duster, six glasses and a Thermos of green tea. A laminated brochure on the safe promised that I would conserve a section of the medieval city, […]
Rory gives presentation at Boston University on his experiences in Afghanistan and his book ‘The Places in Between’
Rory visited Boston University in January 2009, delivering a talk describing his time travelling through Afghanistan.
In March 2009, Rory appeared on Robert Greenwalkd’s programme “Rethinking Afghanistan”, discussing the importance of Pakistan to the region.
A video of Rory taken during his tenure as Director at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Here he explains a new program at the Carr Center that seeks to address one of the greatest foreign policy and human rights challenges of our times.
First Published as a conversation on National Public Radio Transcript GUY RAZ, host: This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I’m Guy Raz. This hour, we’ll check in with the biggest pop star in Italy and get an update on the mass protest movement in Iran. But first, to Afghanistan, where in these first […]