Anand Gopal

Fellow, International Security Program

Anand Gopal is a fellow with the International Security Program at New America. He studies insurgency in the Middle East and South Asia, and has covered Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan for the Atlantic, Harpers, and other publications. He is the author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and winner of the Ridenhour Prize for Journalism. He is completing his doctorate in network analysis and political violence at Columbia University.

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Anand Gopal Will Receive the 2015 Ridenhour Book Prize

The Ridenhour Book Prize is awarded annually to honor an outstanding work of social significance from the prior publishing year and recogniz

Afghanistan: ‘A Shocking Indictment’

But Anand Gopal’s No Good Men Among the Living shows that everything has not been said. His new and shocking indictment demonstrates that th

Get To Know The Finalists For The 2014 National Book Award

Anand Gopal moved to Afghanistan in 2008. As Kim Barker writes in The New York Times, "Gopal learned the language, grew a beard and traveled

National Book Awards Nominees, Nonfiction

Mr. Gopal looks at the impact of America’s war against the Taliban and Islamic extremists from the perspective of three Afghans: a Taliban c

Abdullah Holds Powerful Cards in Afghan Election Crisis | Radio Free Europe

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Bush Trifecta Lands on Obama: Gaza, Iraq and Afghanistan Imploding

Anand Gopal has argued convincingly that US troops left in Afghanistan got drawn into tribal feuds and destabilized the south and east of th

What Afghans Think About Bergdahl, the Taliban, and U.S. Intervention

Q&A with Author Anand Gopal

How Should The U.S. Leave Afghanistan?

As New America Fellow Anand Gopal recently wrote, "The categories we take as rigid and unchanging, such as 'terrorist', are in fact remarkab

12 Questions About Bowe Bergdahl, Answered

According to Anand Gopal, an expert on the Taliban at the New America Foundation, "of the five released Taliban," he writes, "only 2 have th

Here's What We Know About The Taliban Fighters Obama Just Released From Gitmo

Anand Gopal, an expert on the Taliban at the New America Foundation, thinks some of them could pose a real threat. "Of the five released Tal