Graveyard of Empiricism

An article co-authored with Javid Ahmad appeared on the Af-Pak Channel on foreignpolicy.com on December 13, 2011. Excerpts are below. The full article can be read here.A number of questionable assumptions about the Afghan people – concerning their attitudes to foreigners, their history, their society and their values – go unchallenged. Historical analogies and socio-economic data are regularly