Anthony Loyd

The Ten Years’ War against the Taliban

Ten years since the war in Afghanistan was started, neither the Taliban nor the West seems to be winning, nor 'not losing'

The Surge is Working — So Far

Official voices are unwilling to claim victory, but Nato forces in southern Afghanistan are defeating the Taliban

Blown Up in Bin Laden Country

Is Pakistani intelligence allowing the country's tribal areas to become a Taliban stronghold? What can the West do about it?

Their’s is to Reason Why

A new generation of soldiers is as questioning of its role in Afghanistan as the society from which it is recruited

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"