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David Loyn

David Loyn is the author of In Afghanistan: Two Hundred Years of British, Russian and American Occupation. He is a foreign correspondent for the BBC and has won major awards for both TV and radio reporting during 30 years in the field. He was the only foreign journalist with the Taliban when they took Kabul in 1996, and has traveled with them on assignment since 9/11. He was shortlisted for an Orwell Prize for Frontline. John Simpson is the world affairs editor of BBC News.