Deepak Tripathi, PhD, FRHistS, FRAS, is a British historian of South Asia, the Middle East, the Cold War and the United States in the post-Soviet world. He is the author of a trilogy including Imperial Designs: War, Humiliation and the Making of History (Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2013), Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism (2011) and Overcoming the Bush Legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan (2010). Among his other books are A Journey Through Turbulence (Dignity University Press, 2013) and Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy Dilemmas (Chatham House, 1989).
Tripathi is a Research Fellow in the Department of Social Sciences, University of Roehampton, London. He is a former journalist whose career (1974 – 2000) was spent primarily with the BBC, where he was a correspondent, editor and commentator. He set up the BBC bureau in Kabul and was the resident correspondent in Afghanistan in the early 1990s. He also reported from Syria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India. His articles have appeared in numerous publications around the world.