FULLY BOOKED Understanding the Taliban

Talk Tuesday 9th February, 2010

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Revealing the inner workings of the Taliban from its earliest days, a new autobiography by a senior former member, Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, throws extraordinary light on the people who are fighting in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn, co-editors of My Life with the Taliban, a memoir by the former ambassador to Pakistan, will be at the Frontline Club to discuss  the nature of the movement with a distinguished panel.
Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn, who also co-founded media monitoring and research site Afghanwire, are currently the only two Westerners living in Kandahar.
With their unique experience of life in Afghanistan, Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn will also be discussing with the panel if there are  any grounds for reconciliation and  negotiated settlement with the Taliban.

With Horia Mosadiq, Afghanistan Researcher Amnesty International; Ken Guest, freelance journalist and analyst on Afghanistan.
Moderated by Nick Fielding, former Sunday Times journalist and editor of Circling the Lion’s Den, a blog on Afghanistan