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Franz J. Marty

Franz J. Marty is a freelance journalist, who has been living and working in Afghanistan since December 2014.

He reports on a broad range of topics but focuses on security and military issues in general and violent extremism/terrorism in particular. His past work includes interviews with active insurgents in areas out of government control, an embed with the elite Afghan Commandos during a night operation in a Taliban-held village, an in-depth case study of Uyghur Islamists in Afghan Badakhshan, as well as unembedded investigative reporting from hostile areas in various parts of Afghanistan.

His articles have been published by, amongst others, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, The National Interest, IHS Jane’s, The Jamestown Foundation, the Swiss Institute for Global Affairs, The Central Asia - Caucasus Analyst, TRAC (Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium), The Small Wars Journal, The Afghanistan Analysts Network, and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. He has also done live hits for tv channels such as CNN and France 24 and radio stations such as BBC World Service and RFI.

He can be followed @franzjmarty on Twitter.

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