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The history of Afghanistan is often understood in terms of invasions. The area has been occupied by the likes of Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan, and, more recently, the Soviet Union and the U.S.-led NATO coalition. But the country has its own compelling story independent of the interventions, writes San Francisco-based author Tamim Ansary. The Kabul native joins us to discuss his new book, “Games Without Rules: The Often Interrupted History of Afghanistan.”

Guests:
Mir Tamim Ansary, lecturer and author of books including "Games Without Rules," "Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes" and "West of Kabul, East of New York"

  • Kenji Yamada

    This guest was engaging, down-to-earth, and knowledgeable. Please bring him back in the future.

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