Christina Lamb has been one of Britain’s most celebrated foreign correspondents for a decade and has been named Britain’s foreign correspondent of the year five times. Her books include Sewing Circles of Herat: A Personal Voyage through Afghanistan (Harper Collins). She’s ridden on the back of Hamid Karzai’s motorcycle, been with Benazir Bhutto when she returned to Pakistan and reported from Zimbabwe, Brazil, South Africa, Panama and dozens of other countries. In this interview she talks about the current status of America’s involvement in Afghanistan (which she first reported from in 1988) and Hamid Karzai’s food-tasters. Currently Lamb is Washington bureau chief of the London Sunday Times.
Original Air Date: 12/12/09