As its title suggests, Gopal offers a rarely seen perspective on the US-led intervention in Afghanistan by profiling individuals–both civilian and Taliban — and by telling the story of shifting alliances of one region in Southern Afghanistan.
Gopal discusses how he went about reporting these amazing stories; what compelled him to travel to Afghanistan on a whim in 2008; and how his complexion both helps and complicates his reporting in Afghanistan and in the Middle East.
I think you can tell I was so thrilled to speak with Anand. If you have not already done so, definitely read his book. You’ll look at the Afghan war–and perhaps even interventionism–in a totally different way.