An April Day That Changed Afghanistan 1: Four decades after the leftist takeover

Forty years ago, Afghanistan experienced its second military coup d’état within five years. The authoritarian President Muhammad Daud had seized power in 1973 without much attention abroad and even little notice in Afghanistan – Daud was a sardar (prince) and seen as just another new king, although he proclaimed a republic. It was the second … Continue reading An April Day That Changed Afghanistan 1: Four decades after the leftist takeover