All posts by Benjamin Clarke

Islamic Warriors: Pakistani soldiers in Arab armies

Every year thousands of Pakistanis leave their homeland to take up arms in the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula, enlisting in the armed forces of […]

Buzkashi: Afghanistan’s game of horses and headless goats

Buzkashi is a traditional Central Asian sport with an intriguing political significance. Benjamin Clarke recounts his experiences at a match in Afghanistan. I stepped out of […]

Engaging Iran: time for a new approach

Iran and the US have been at loggerheads since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Despite concerted efforts to force Iran into submission, the Islamic Republic has […]