Book Size: 9" x 6"

Pages: 224

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781623711061

Imprint: Interlink Books

Release date: Spring 2024


Graveyard Empire

Four Decades of Wars and Intervention in Afghanistan


$ 20

About this book

With deep insights into Afghanistan's culture and history, this important book traces the chronology of catastrophe and the failed US "War on Terror."

Operation Enduring Freedom on October 7, 2001 marked the beginning of the so-called “War on Terror” in Afghanistan, which to date has become the longest war fought by the USA and its allies, with thousands of deaths and injuries. For the first time, Emran Feroz describes this 20-year war from an inner Afghan perspective.

From speaking to Hamid Karzai and Taliban officials to interviews with affected citizens who suffered the most from this war, this important book gives a true picture from a non-western point of view—one that is rarely heard in mainstream media reporting. It makes one thing more than clear: The US’s “Saigon moment” in Kabul in August 2021 was more than foreseeable. 



About the author

Emran Feroz, born in 1991, is an award-winning writer, journalist and war reporter with a focus on the Middle East and Central Asia. His reporting has appeared in Der SpiegelThe New York TimesForeign PolicyThe Intercept and many other publications. He is the author of Death at the Push of a Button (2017), about the US drone warfare, and is the founder of a virtual memorial for civilian drone victims (www.dronememorial. com). In 2021, Feroz won the Austrian Concordia Prize in the Human Rights category.


“Feroz writes in such a gripping way that you can’t put the book down. With each scandal he explains, you hold your breath because you can hardly bear so much cruelty and indifference.”

—Deutschlandfunk Kultur

“Feroz’s book is not a sober appraisal, but an indictment.”  

—Süddeutsche Zeitung

 “Emran Feroz describes the ‘War on Terror’ … from an Afghan perspective for the first time!” 

—Der Freitag


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