Twenty Years of the Afghan war

I’m excited to announce the launch of Twenty Years, a project more than two years in the making: Twenty Years is an artistic and journalistic project to assess the legacy of the post 9/11, US-led war in Afghanistan. Originally conceived in 2019 by journalist, author and film-maker Antony Loewenstein and artist Tia Kass alongside Afghans…

The dark legacy of the post 9/11 Afghan war

This year is the 20th anniversary of the post 9/11 Afghan war. I was recently asked to speak at an event organised by the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. It was held during an exhibition of amazing Afghan/Australian artist Khadim Ali. In the Q&A, Khadim spoke along with a number of Afghans from…

Blackwater founder Erik Prince making moves to exploit minerals in conflict zones

My story in US publication Foreign Policy: The founder of the military contractor Blackwater, Erik Prince, has a new project. He’s aiming to raise $500 million to invest in the discovery, exploitation, and delivery of resources required to produce electric car batteries. Minerals such as cobalt, lithium, and copper are mostly found in conflict zones…

Blackwater founder Erik Prince directly asked about my reporting on his moves in Afghanistan

I recently published a major investigation into Blackwater founder Erik Prince and his aims to exploit resources and minerals in Afghanistan. It was published by the global broadcaster TRT World and created waves. Yesterday Prince himself was interviewed on the TRT World program, Nexus, and directly asked about my reporting that he travelled to Afghanistan…

Getting past the drug addicted myths

My following book review appears in the Sydney Morning Herald/Melbourne Age today: Addicted? How Addiction Affects Every One of Us and What We Can Do About It Matt Noffs and Kieran Palmer HarperCollins, $32.99 When the Australian Greens recently called for the legalisation and regulation of cannabis, following moves in countless US states, Uruguay and…