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The best of journeys: Justin Marozzi’s monumental trek through the history of the Muslim world

Islamic Empires: Fifteen Cities that Define a Civilization by Justin Marozzi reviewed

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How the CIA lost Afghanistan

Early every morning through the spring of 2002, US troops at Bagram airfield on the Shomali plains north of Kabul assembled on a makeshift parade ground. After the daily briefing, an officer announced the number of days since 9/11, read a short obituary of a victim of the attack and reminded the troops of their […]

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