Deepak Tripathi spent 23 years as a BBC correspondent and editor (1977-2000), set up the BBC bureau in Kabul in the early 1990s, was resident correspondent in Afghanistan and reported from Pakistan, Syria, Sri Lanka and India.
Tripathi is the author of “Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism” (Potomac Books, Inc., Washington, D.C., 2011) and “Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan” (Potomac, 2010). His other works include “Dialectics of the Afghanistan Conflict” (Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2008) and “Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy Dilemmas” (Chatham House, London, 1989). His articles have appeared in publications such as The Economist and the Daily Telegraph of London and he is a regular contributor to a broad range of publications, among them Al-Ahram, CounterPunch, Foreign Policy Journal, History News Network (George Mason University), Palestine Chronicle and ZNet. He blogs at deepaktripathi.wordpress.com.