Award-winning co-author of “I Am Malala,” Christina Lamb, has spent nearly 30 years reporting on the trials and tribulations of Afghanistan. Her knowledge of and affection for the country and its people is evident in her latest work, “Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan To A More Dangerous World.” She brings her talents for storytelling and analysis together to describe how the West turned success into defeat in the longest war fought by the US in its history and by Britain since the Hundred Years War. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.


Christina Lamb is a bestselling author and one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents. Since starting out in Peshawar where her dispatches with the Afghan mujahidin fighting the Russians saw her named Young Journalist of the Year in the British Press Awards in 1988. She has won Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times as well as the Prix Bayeux, Europe’s most prestigious award for war correspondents and was also awarded an OBE by the Queen in 2013. Currently Foreign Affairs Correspondent for the Sunday Times as well as a Global Fellow for the Wilson Center, Christina has been based in Islamabad and Rio de Janeiro for the Financial Times and Johannesburg and Washington for the Sunday Times.

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.