April 11, 2016 /
Kit R. Roane
Producer Kit R. Roane discusses the curious history and continuing legacy of the "Nuclear Winter," a Cold War theory that still resonates today.
October 30, 2015 /
Matthieu Aikins
Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, is home to a virulent breed of gangster politics.
October 7, 2015 / Untold Stories
Matthieu Aikins
Karachi's streets contain a complex weave of symbols and imagery, for those who know how to read them.
August 17, 2015 / Harper's
Matthieu Aikins
Meet the mobsters who run the show in one of the world's deadliest cities.
July 28, 2015
Tim McGirk
Veteran journalist Tim McGirk explains how an ill-considered CIA plan to catch Osama bin Laden in Pakistan led to a polio outbreak that spread beyond borders.
June 5, 2015 / The Guardian
Ivan Sigal
After suffering 13,500 killings in five years, a group of local residents in Karachi uses art and culture to reclaim restricted public spaces for the community.
May 28, 2015 / Untold Stories
A Pakistani military offensive uprooted 900,000 tribesmen from areas under Taliban-control, giving health workers in Bannu a rare opportunity to vaccinate people beyond their reach.
May 13, 2015 / Untold Stories
Tim McGirk
While in Pakistan reporting on polio, reporter Tim McGirk has an unexpected "dinner" with the father of the country's nuclear weapons program.
May 11, 2015 / Untold Stories
In the wake of World War II, there was one affliction America couldn’t shake: polio. When virologists rallied to fight back, a rift developed between two scientists: Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin.
April 16, 2015 / Untold Stories
Silma Suba
Four university students initiated the Orenda Project to bring education to Afghan Basti in the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, a remote slum inhabited mostly by Afghani refugees.
March 12, 2015 / Untold Stories
Matthieu Aikins
Amid the trash-filled streets, bleak concrete-block storefronts, and grimy open-air workshops, Pakistan’s decorated trucks stand out in their colorful and vibrantly ornate aesthetics.
March 4, 2015 / National Geographic
Tim McGirk
Health workers—many of them women—continue to face bullets and bombs as they inoculate children.
March 2, 2015
kem knapp sawyer, Tim McGirk, Caryle Murphy, Ty McCormick, Matthew Niederhauser
The use of Pakistani health workers in the hunt for Osama bin Laden may have set back the battle against polio—and contributed to a resurgence of the disease in Iraq and Syria.

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