Does Russia Today

by Joshua Foust on 2/24/2010 · 3 comments

I forgot to post this, but here’s video of my Skype interview with Alyona Minkovsky the other day. We talk about civilian displacement in Marjeh, embedded reporting, and other things.

I was wrong about one point, however: Angela Merkel withstood her reelection campaign before the tanker bombings, which were near Kunduz not Mazar-i Sharif. Her government, however, is still in no real danger of collapse over the incident and Germany recently increased its troop commitment.

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Joshua Foust is a Fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from His research focuses primarily on Central and South Asia. Joshua is a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS Need to Know. Joshua appears regularly on the BBC World News, Aljazeera, and international public radio. Joshua's writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor. Follow him on twitter: @joshuafoust

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Sailani February 24, 2010 at 11:31 am

Josh you look 50′ tall from that webcam angle. I am not used to feeling short 🙂

There are many ironies in being on Russia Today (better than Press TV) talking about how Afghan civilians are suffering at the hands of an invading army. But it was a good interview.

Sangar February 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm



It is so refreshing to see people who are able to address issues and matters often either neglected or deliberately ignored in the mainstream media.

I read all your blog entries. And I look forward to your new articles every day.

All the best,

Sangar, Public Administration student from Leiden, The Netherlands.

Sam February 28, 2010 at 10:43 am

You got the angles going on, lol. jk! =P

RT is an interesting network…

Alyona’s show is good sometimes, other times I think it is nearing the propaganda side.

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