Pakistan: A Hard Country

Origins of the book The origins of Pakistan: A Hard Country lie in my work in that country as a correspondent for The Times (London) in the late 1980s, backed up by intensive research on…

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Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry

This book is based on my travels in Ukraine as a correspondent for The Times (London) between 1993 and 1995, during which I visited all the different parts of the country. It was written while…

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Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power

I have a number of regrets about this book. The first is obviously the title, which was – to put it mildly – a bit premature. I bowed to the pressure of the publishers for…

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