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Gretchen Peters has covered Pakistan and Afghanistan for more than a decade, first for the Associated Press and later for ABC News. A Harvard graduate, Peters was nominated for an Emmy for her coverage of the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto and won the SAJA Journalism Award for a Nightline segment on Pervez Musharraf. She lives in the United States with her husband, the Robert Capa Gold Medal-winning photojournalist John Moore, and their two daughters. She is the author of Seeds of Terror.

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  • Gretchen Peters discusses Seeds of Terror on Al Jazeera

    Watch this video to see Gretchen Peters talking about her book Seeds of Terror on Al Jazeera English. She discusses the relationship between the drug trade and terrorism in Afghanistan, which produces more than 90 per cent of the world's opium. It is a multi-billion dollar industry that, according to the US military, funnels an estimated 100-500m dollars to the Taliban each year.

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Seeds of Terror

Gretchen Peters

Most Americans think of the Taliban and al Qaeda as a bunch of bearded fanatics fighting an Islamic crusade from caves in Afghanistan. But that doesn't explain their astonishing...

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