Book: Cables from Kabul

Today morning, I finished reading “Cables from Kabul: The inside story of the West’s Afghanistan campaign”. It’s written by Sherard Cowper-Coles, a former British diplomat, who served in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2010, first as the British Ambassador and later as the Special Representative to the UK Foreign Secretary to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Definitely one of the most eligible persons to pen such an account. Continue reading Book: Cables from Kabul

The Ebola crisis of 2014: A snapshot

This September-October issue of Foreign Affairs carries an essay on the Ebola outbreak that hit West Africa in 2014. It gives an account of how the fatal epidemic originated and spread, the efforts of different agencies to fight it, and the way in which the World Health Organization (WHO) apparently “mishandled the crisis”. Continue reading The Ebola crisis of 2014: A snapshot