Deepak Tripathi is a writer. Before 2000, he spent 23 years with the BBC as a commentator, editor and correspondent. He set up the BBC office in Afghanistan and was the first resident correspondent in Kabul in the early 1990s. Particularly interested in US policy and great power rivalries. His latest books are Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan (Potomac Books, 2010) and Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism (also Potomac Books, 2010).
His articles have appeared in international publications such as The Economist and The Daily Telegraph of London and he contributes to ZNet, AlterNet, CounterPunch, George Mason University's History News Network, Online Journal and the Palestine Chronicle.