Michael Semple

Michael Semple Bibliography:

     The Pakistan Conundrum, Carr Center Conference Room;  October 24, 2011.
     Transitional Justice and Why the Afghan Intervention Never Tackled Impunity, Carr Center Conference Room, HKS;  February 24, 2011.
     Karzai Reaches Out to Taliban, CBS Evening News;  April 5, 2010.
     'Talking Helmand': The Political Officer's advice for armies campaigning in the Pashtoon heartland, Carr Center Conference Room;  September 15, 2009.

     The Taliban and Al Qaida - applying ideas of jus post bellum,” American Society of International Law (ASIL), annual conference 2012, Washington DC;  March 30, 2012.

     "Pakistan and Afghanistan: conflict, extremism and resistance to modernity" by Riaz Mohammad Khan,” The Middle East Journal;  January 1, 2012.

Opinion-Editorial Pieces:
     The Taliban need help to break their al-Qaida ties,” The Guardian;  April 30, 2012.
     Death of Ahmad Wali Karzai leaves Afghan power vacuum,” The Telegraph (UK);  July 12, 2011.
     Removing Taliban safe havens could lead to peace,” The Irish Times;  May 16, 2011.
     Caught in the crossfire,” Foreign Policy;  May 16, 2011.
     Osama bin Laden's death gives peace a chance in Afghanistan,” The Guardian;  May 7, 2011.
     Taliban talks can be made to work,” Financial Times;  October 21, 2010.
     Killing of aid workers part of unravelling of Afghan society,” The Irish Times;  August 9, 2010.
     Pakistan and Afghanistan: interdependent, distrustful neighbours,” The Guardian;  July 27, 2010.
     Karzai Must Not Get Away With This Fraud,” The Independent (UK);  September 13, 2009.

Magazine Features:
     Afghanistan: fault lines in the sand,” New Statesman;  July 4, 2011.
     Osama bin Laden: death marks end of phase in war with Afghanistan,” The Telegraph (UK);  May 2, 2011.
     Is talking to the Taliban a betrayal of Afghanistans women?,” New Internationalist;  May 1, 2011.

Journal Articles:
     The Revival of the Afghan Taliban 2001-2011,” Orient (German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East); 53(2): 58-67, March 1, 2012.
     Flipping the Taliban,” Foreign Affairs; 88(4), July 1, 2009.

Carr Working Papers Series:
     The Taliban Movement and prospects for reconciliation in Afghanistan;”  October 1, 2011.
     Rhetoric of Resistance in the Taliban's Rebel Ballads;”  March 15, 2011.

Blog Posts:
     Why the Buddhas of Bamian were destroyed,” Afghanistan Analylists Network;  March 3, 2011.

     Radio Interview: President Obama's May 1 visit to Afghanistan, PRI 'The Takeaway';  May 1, 2012.
     What we did wrong in Afghanistan, BBC Radio;  June 23, 2011.
     The destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan, BBC World Service: 'Witness';  March 22, 2011.
     Fergal Keane talks to Micheal Semple, BBC Radio's Taking a Stand;  January 26, 2010.

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