The Dutch journalist Bette Dam lived in Afghanistan for four years, where she worked as a correspondent for NRC Handelsblad and Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

She writes for The Guardian and the Dutch magazine Vrij Nederland and is engaged by various Dutch and international media for her expertise in Afghanistan. She teaches about Afghanistan at the prestigious École de Sciences Politiques in Paris. In 2009 her book "Expeditie Uruzgan" (Expedition Uruzgan) was published. 

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In search of the enemy. The story about a terrorist who wanted to be a friend.

  • Religion
  • International
  • Terrorism

During a visit to Dutch troops in Afghanistan in 2006, journalist Bette Dam discovered how little the military knew about their enemy. She left the military camp to investigate the feared taliban leader mullah Omar.