Wahidallah fled Afghanistan because journalists got him into trouble. So I got him into Britain. But how would he adapt to new life?
Article first published in August 2001.
Afghan In The Docks
My Afghan friend Mir saw his cousin Gulabuddin arrested on a rape charge in London. This is what happened next…
Article first published in May 2004.
A Brief History of Air-Conditioning
Air-conditioning has avoided the opprobrium attached to cars and planes, but as use of the technology grows rapidly so does its contribution to climate change.
Article first published in September 2006.
Overstretched and Over There
Britain’s armed forces are still formidable in battle, but undermanning and public indifference point to an institution under strain. It is too soon to declare the military covenant broken, but repair work is certainly needed.
Article first published in September 2008.
Meet The Taliban: Not As Bad As You Think
The west knows it can’t win in Afghanistan. The only prospect for lasting peace is to negotiate with the Taliban, which we must learn to see through Afghan eyes.
Article first published in September 2010.