September 5, 2014 The Middle East, as portrayed in Robert Byron's The Road To Oxiana, is worlds away from the one we know. But author J.M. Ledgard says this flawed but fascinating book helps explain the region today.
October 24, 2006 A slew of recently released books examine U.S. policy and military strategy behind the Iraq war. George Packer, author of 2005's highly acclaimed The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, reviews some of the latest titles.
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August 28, 2006 British diplomat and journalist Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban, and later wrote about the experience in a memoir. Stewart talks about the motivation for the perilous journey across the warn-torn nation, and also about his stint as a provincial governor in post-invasion Iraq.
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