Category: Central Asia

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 […]

Australia’s Afghanistan Legacy: Missing in Action?

Six years ago I was a soldier in the volatile province of Uruzgan, where Australia sent the bulk of its forces during its commitment to […]