Your Call: Afghanistan and India: Beyond elections

May 16, 2014


On today Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have conversation with freelance journalist Anand Gopal about his new book, “No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes.” We will also discuss the five week long general election in India with First Post’s Sandip Roy. Where did you see the best reporting this week? Join the conversation with Holly Kernan and you.


Sandip Roy, culture editor for and a commentator for Morning Edition on NPR. 

Anand Gopal,  author of the just-published No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes. He reported on the Afghan War for the Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor and is now a fellow of the New America Foundation.

Web Resources:

Anand Gopal: No Good Men Among the Living

First Post: Goongi gudiya vs asli mard: The mardangi politics of Modi, MMS

Tom Dispatch: Tomgram: Anand Gopal, How to Lose a War That Wasn't There

Reuters: Special Report: In Modi's India, a case of rule and divide

Washington Post: Mystery surrounds move of Afghan ‘torturer in chief’ to U.S. amid allegations of spy agency abuse

Reuters: Advisers to India's Modi dream of a Thatcherite revolution

NY Times: A Death Draws Attention to Afghan Police Methods