I am a researcher and writer. Currently I conduct research into the reintegration of armed groups in Afghanistan for a PhD at the War Studies Department of King’s College London. Previously I have worked as a correspondent and reporter for the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant. In 2010 I wrote a book on reporting in Afghanistan, called Thee met de Taliban, Oorlogsverslaggeving voor Beginners (Tea with the Taliban, War Reporting for Beginners). It was nominated for a prestigious non-fiction award. Recently I have worked as an adviser for the Afghanistan Analysts Network.