Speaker(s): Jonathan Steele, Francesc Vendrell
Recorded on 9 February 2012 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.
Jonathan Steele's new book, Ghosts of Afghanistan, is the definitive study of the Soviet and US wars in Afghanistan, by one of the few reporters who has covered both occupations. Jonathan Steele is a columnist, author and former chief foreign correspondent of the Guardian. Francesc Vendrell was the EU special representative for Afghanistan, 2002-2008 and is a visiting fellow at the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, LSE.