Book Launch

25 January 2012

Kings College, London

‘An Enemy We Created: The myth of the Taliban/Al Qaeda Merger in Afghanistan, 1970-2010."

Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn have lived and worked permanently in Kandahar for the past five years. In 2010 they released to widespread acclaim My Life with the Taliban, a memoir of Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, the former Taliban Ambassador to Pakistan. Their latest book examines in detail the nature of the Taliban’s links to Al Qaeda, challenging the widely held perception that their aims and objectives are the same. The event will be chaired by Professor Anatol Lieven.