By Edward Girardet
I want to congratulate you on an excellent and highly diverse website. Really one of the best providing much-needed and refreshing perspectives, particularly for those of us who are not Muslim. We have posted it in our new Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan site www.essentialfieldguides.com if you twitter or Facebook us (either my personal Facebook "edgirardet" or Twitter 'edgirardet') or "essential field guides" then any highlighted article will automatically go on our Essential Field Guide Daily paper.li site and link straight to your site.
Also, just to let you know that my new book "Killing the Cranes - A Reporter's Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan" is coming out in a couple of weeks, but official launch at the beginning of September. Curiously, too, Routledge in the UK is re-publishing my Afghanistan - The Soviet War. I imagine that people are wondering what ever happened to Afghanistan before 9/11, sadly the only way that so many Americans regard what is happening in the country as if history began on Sept 11th. Best ed girardet - and keep up the good work.
Edward Girardet, Writer and Journalist
Editorial Director, Crosslines Essential Media Ltd (UK) www.essentialgeneva.com
Director, Institute for Media and Global Governance
Killing the Cranes - A Reporter's Journey through three decades of war in Afghanistan. By Edward Girardet To be published by Chelsea Green in the United States end June 2011. (Available for pre-orders on Chelsea Green Publishing and amazon.com)
The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan (4th fully revised edition) to be published in 2011. Edited by Edward Girardet. Latest update & past editions: www.essentialfieldguides.com
Afghanistan - The Soviet War (1985) by Edward Girardet. Republished by Routledge (UK) in July, 2011.