Michael Semple

Michael Semple is an Irish expert on Afghanistan and Pakistan.[1] From 2004 to 2007,[2] he served as deputy to the European Union special representative for Afghanistan until being expelled by the Afghan government due to engaging in "unauthorised activities".[1] Semple is a fluent Dari speaker,[1] and has lived in Afghanistan and Pakistan for over 25 years.[2] He holds a fellowship with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University[2]

Michael Semple in December 2012

The BBC described him as "one of the West's most respected experts on Afghanistan".[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Leithead, Alastair (5 January 2008). "'Great Game' or just misunderstanding?". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Michael Semple". Center for American Progress. 2009. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011.

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