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Chris Sands

Chris Sands

South Asia Editor

Chris Sands is South Asia Editor at New Lines magazine and a PhD candidate at King’s College London. He has been writing about Afghanistan since 2005 and lived in Kabul for more than nine years. He is the co-author of ‘Night Letters: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and the Afghan Islamists who Changed the World’. In 2019 he served as an expert witness on behalf of Asadullah Haroon Gul, one of the last Afghans detained at Guantanamo Bay. He has appeared as a guest speaker on Afghanistan and war reporting at events hosted by LSE, Trinity College Cambridge, the Economist Educational Foundation and Freedom from Torture.

Latest from Chris Sands

Faith and Vengeance: the Islamic State’s War in Afghanistan

Faith and Vengeance: the Islamic State’s War in Afghanistan

Since its formation in 2015, ISKP has been killing civilians and fighting the Taliban in a wave of violence unlike anything the country has seen before. This is the inside story of the group’s rise, fall and possible rebirth.

Fazelminallah Qazizai,
Chris Sands