Franz J. Marty is a freelance journalist, based in Kabul, Afghanistan, since December 2014. He covers a broad range of topics with a focus on security and military issues. His work includes embedded and unembedded reporting from Afghanistan’s provinces and interviews with insurgents. His articles have been published in, amongst others, Foreign Policy, IHS Jane’s, The Diplomat, The National Interest, The Small Wars Journal, The Central Asia - Caucasus Analyst, The Telegraph and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. He has also been interviewed via skype for radio programmes on stations such as BBC World Service and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as well as for tv channels such as CBC and TRT. He can be followed @franzjmarty on twitter.
Afghan Jihad Frozen in Time? A report from a visit to a still armed chapter of Hezb-i Islami in the remote Shigal valley in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar.
The Curious Case of Chinese Troops on Afghan Soil - Reporting on overwhelming evidence of patrols with Chinese participation in a very remote corner of Afghanistan and setting denials into context.
No COIN Left in Afghanistan - A report about the lack of counter-intersurgency strategy within the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces.
On the Trail of the Islamic State in Afghanistan - An unembedded reporting from Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar, hunting for the (back then) scarce information on the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Afghanistan.