Roads & Kingdoms

Invasion of a River Giant

After a devastating flood breached a fish farm in Peru in the 70s, the paiche has invaded a quarter of Bolivia’s Amazon, upending a delicate ecosystem and remaking a regional economy.

Tajikistan: How Green Was My Valley

The president of Tajikistan once called Mirzasho Akobirov the country's best orchard keeper. Now, Akobirov would like others in Tajikistan to follow his example, rather than migrate to Russia.

Kashmir's Heroin Highway

Police in places like Uri, along India’s border with Pakistan in Kashmir and Punjab, have become the last line of defense against the growing epidemic of heroin addiction in northern India.