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Deepak Tripathi
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New Delhi - Washington, D.C. - Kabul - London
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Historian of South Asia, the Middle East, the Cold War and America in the post-Soviet world.
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Deepak Tripathi, PhD, FRHistS, FRAS, is a British historian of South Asia, the Middle East, the Cold War and America in the post-Soviet world. Currently he is an honorary research fellow in social sciences at the University of Roehampton. Earlier in a long career as a journalist (1974-2000), mostly in the BBC, he was a foreign correspondent, commentator and editor. In the 1990s, he set up the BBC bureau in Kabul and was resident correspondent in Afghanistan; he also reported from Pakistan, Syria, Sri Lanka and India. 

Tripathi is the author of a number of books, including a trilogy encompassing Imperial Designs: War, Humiliation and the Making of History (2013), Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism (2011) and Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan (2010). His articles have appeared in publications such as The Economist and the Daily Telegraph of London, and he has written for a broad range of publications, among them Al Jazeera, Al-Ahram, CounterPunch, History News Network of George Mason University and ZNet. In the 1970s, he worked for the federal government in Washington.  

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  • Roehampton University
    PhD, 2012
    Thesis: A Critical Study of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars: Interests, Motives, Actions and the Makings of a Culture of Violence
  • University of Sussex
    2002 - 2007
    Researcher of Cold War archives
  • Heriot-Watt University
    PGDBA, 2002
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Postgraduate, 1973 - 1974
    School of International Studies
  • Christian College
    Pol, Eco, Soc, Eng, 1973
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