September 12, 2013
What will happen to the progress that’s been made in education and women’s rights in Afghanistan? It’s a legacy NGOs have spent millions building. And many Afghans worry it's what is most at risk.
September 12, 2013 /
A journalist returns to the fragile country five years after she was kidnapped. What will happen after US troops pull out next year?
September 9, 2013 /
The second in a series of curated oral histories from Afghans preparing for life after December 2014, when U.S. and NATO combat troops will have left Afghanistan.
September 1, 2013 /
Dodging potholes, hustlers, and the Taliban—Jeffrey Stern explains how to drive in a country going through a military withdrawal.
August 23, 2013 /
Afghan president Hamid Karzai backs a Wahabist warlord as his successor. Why there's more to his latest move than meets the eye.
August 14, 2013
Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy win for their collection of landays in Poetry magazine's June 2013 issue.
August 11, 2013 /
The New York Times
Vanessa Gezari, author of a new book on the Afghanistan murder of social scientist Paula Loyd, says the US military still stumbles through an Afghan culture it barely understands.
August 2, 2013 /
The first in a series of curated oral histories from Afghans preparing for life after December 2014, when U.S. and NATO combat troops will have left Afghanistan.
July 23, 2013
Foreign troops are leaving Afghanistan. As the decade-long effort to secure the country draws to a close, how are Afghanistan’s most vulnerable communities preparing for the challenges that lie ahead...
July 23, 2013 /
U.S. forces are withdrawing, and the Taliban has stepped up the intensity and frequency of its attacks. But has there been enough progress in Kabul that can't be undone? A view from the rooftops.