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Afghanistan: From The Ground Up

Pulitzer Center grantee Anna Badkhen speaks with American Public Media about how families in Afghan villages have coped with violence and the Taliban.

A Casualty of the Afghan Opium Trade

As the world's biggest supplier of opium and its derivatives, Afghanistan not only faces skyrocketing cases of drug violence and addiction, but also of girls being traded to settle drug-related debts.

Pakistan: Poetry Fights Back

The Taliban’s opponents in Pakistan-Afghanistan border region are fighting back using the arts that religious fundamentalists seek to destroy—poems adapted to traditional Pashto music.

Doors of Afghanistan

In her last slideshow from Afghanistan, Anna Badkhen reflects on her experience across the country. Her conclusion: Afghans don't close themselves off to outsiders; we simply must listen closely.

Afghanistan: Written on the Body

In Afghanistan, age-old violence rakes the land and steals its children. Somehow, civilians still find ways to survive. Anna Badkhen files her last dispatch.

Afghanistan: The Elements' Armistice

"In the winter we have peace and in the summer we have war." Seasons dictate the rhythm of nearly everything in rural Afghanistan, including war. Anna Badkhen reports from Karaghuzhlah.

Afghanistan: War Outside the Frame

Afghanistan's war has no running time. Incessant violence has become the norm for those living in rural villages like Oqa where every life is a wartime tragedy.

Afghanistan: Crime Scene

Anna Badkhen rides through Afghanistan’s Khorasen, a region where almost every turn brings a reminder of the violence that has punctuated this part of the country.

'I Will Be Killed Soon'

Little has changed for the people in Afghanistan since the U.S. invaded the country--perpetual violence and intimidation still exist, especially against those who lent a hand to Western-led efforts.