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Why did Britain’s top diplomat in Afghanistan quit?

By Duncan Brown  

Cowper-Coles in 2008

In the wake of Britain’s leading diplomat in Afghanistan’s resignation, speculation is brewing over the reasons why. His criticism of the way the war was conducted, especially by the American military, made Sherard Cowper-Coles a controversial figure.

Dig back into his forthright views on tactics, the Taliban, Britain’s diplomatic approach and a lot more by turning to Prospect‘s Afghanistan debate of December 2007, in which he and Afghanistan expert (and now Tory MP) Rory Stewart discussed what should, or…

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