Afghanistan: The Great Game

April 2016
55:00

S1 Ep1

Expired 3.0 37 x
One of the most isolated and barren landscapes on the planet, Afghanistan is a strange place for an empire or superpower to invade. But for three of the greatest powers the world has seen, it became an unlikely target, an enduring obsession and an unwinnable war. Rory Stewart, a former charity worker in Kabul, tells the history of two centuries of foreign intervention in Afghanistan. He looks at how this history has forged the Afghanistan of today, and asks what is it about this place that has ...
55:00

S1 Ep2

Expired 3.0 38 x
One of the most isolated and barren landscapes on the planet, Afghanistan is a strange place for an empire or superpower to invade. But for three of the greatest powers the world has seen, it became an unlikely target, an enduring obsession and an unwinnable war. Rory Stewart, a former charity worker in Kabul, tells the history of two centuries of foreign intervention in Afghanistan. He looks at how this history has forged the Afghanistan of today, and asks what is it about this place that has ...
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