A valuable collection... [that] offer[s] important clues that could help to answer some of the most pressing foreign policy questions now confronting the Obama administration.
(David Rhode The New Republic
This well-researched book contains valuable insight on the command and control of the Taliban.
Decoding the New Taliban is a serious and comprehensive collection of essays written by authorities on their subject matter that will directly benefit those who find themselves on the ground with the Afghan people and among the still evolving Neo-Taliban.
(John Williams Middle East Quarterly
An outstanding and important collection -- just the sort of locally specific, openly debatable, scholarly analysis... that will be required more and more if the international community is ever to understand the insurgents... as up-to-date as scholarship can be
(The New Yorker
Antonio Giustozzi draws together an excellent collection of perceptive essays from eminent and distinguished contributors. Focusing on developments in diverse Afghan localities ensures that there is much in the volume that is novel and instructive for both specialists and general readers.
(William Maley, author of Rescuing Afghanistan