Paul Jay speaks to Anand Gopal, journalist for the Christian Science Monitor and many other publications about U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan. “The U.S. administration,” says Gopal, “is currently fighting a counter-insurgency in Afghanistan, and every day they’re creating new Taliban insurgents because of their military actions.” Speaking to whether there is a fundamental change in the Obama Administrations’ approach to the country, Gopal adds, “every year has been more violent than the previous year, and I think this summer we’re going to see a lot more violence.”

Anand Gopal

Anand Gopal has served as an Afghanistan correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Christian Science Monitor, and has reported on the Middle East and South Asia for Harper’s, The Nation, The New Republic,Foreign Policy, and other publications.