Mr. Swift is a doctoral candidate in the Center of International Studies at the University of Cambridge. His current research interests include the evolution of asymmetric warfare and the relationships between subnational and transnational Islamic insurgencies. Mr. Swift was formerly an analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and subsequently served as an aide to former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. A frequent writer on human rights, foreign policy and defense issues, Mr. Swift has appeared as a commentator for broadcast media throughout the United States, Europe and former Soviet Union.
A bomb detonated outside the Afghan Justice Ministry on July 4, injuring several civilians and shattering windows in nearby buildings. Three additional devices exploded across Kabul on July 5, targeting
Riots erupted following a deadly May 29 collision between a U.S. convoy and civilian vehicles in Kotal-i-Khairkhana outside Kabul. Within minutes, angry protesters surrounded the convoy, hurling stones at coalition