By Robert Mahoney
Matthieu Aikins probably wouldn’t saunter into Afghanistan again in the way he did six years ago.
“I did a classic ‘pitch up with your backpack and notebook in a war zone’ thing as a freelancer,” said the Kabul-based Canadian journalist. “I took some fairly reckless risks in the beginning without much of a clue about what I was doing or connections to people who could advise me.”
Aikins not only survived, he actually ...