Tariq Ali & James Meek: The Forty-Year War in AfghanistanThursday 4 November 2021, 7 p.m. · 62 minutes
Tariq Ali has been observing and commenting on Afghanistan for more than four decades. He vehemently opposed the Soviet occupation in 1979, and his opposition to the NATO invasion and subsequent invasion in 2001 was equally vehement. The Forty Year War in Afghanistan (Verso) collects together for the first time his most important writings on this troubled country, and contains a new introduction written in the wake of NATO’s ignominious retreat.
Ali was in conversation with LRB contributing editor James Meek, who as foreign correspondent for the Guardian witnessed the war in Afghanistan at first hand.