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Reveals the West's blind spots to the conflict in Afghanistan and explores the century-old grievances that drive the local population to insurgency
Argues that failure to understand history of Afghanistan's conflict, and its roots in movement toward modernity and centralized power, doom peace talks to failure
Author served in the Canadian Army and worked extensively as a security consultant in Afghanistan
Halton's first book, This Shall Be a House of Peace (Dundurn 2019), received a starred review from Booklist: "Halton’s debut is a must-read for all who turn to books for an understanding of worlds other than their own."