With elections set to determine who will lead Afghanistan after foreign troops withdraw, the government had a plan to ensure legitimacy. Read about how it's been undone by a technicality.
An Afghan drug counselor: The sixth in a series of oral histories from Afghans preparing for life after December 2014, when U.S. and NATO combat troops will leave the country.
Five years after her kidnapping, journalist Mellissa Fung returns to Afghanistan to complete the story she started at the time. See what she discovered, and how things have changed.
The fifth in Jeffrey Stern's series of oral histories from Afghans preparing for life after December 2014, when U.S. and NATO combat troops will have left Afghanistan.
The fourth in Jeffrey Stern's series of oral histories from Afghans preparing for life after December 2014, when U.S. and NATO combat troops will have left Afghanistan.
Traffic accidents and road deaths in the developing world are consistently underreported. Jeffrey E. Stern looks at why Afghanistan turns a blind eye.
The third in Jeffrey Stern's series of oral histories from Afghans preparing for life after December 2014, when U.S. and NATO combat troops will have left Afghanistan.
Nancy Hatch Dupree, a 90-year-old American, adopted Kabul as her home in 1962 and since then has helped create the new Afghan Centre.
A journalist returns to the fragile country five years after she was kidnapped. What will happen after US troops pull out next year?
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.
Dodging potholes, hustlers, and the Taliban—Jeffrey Stern explains how to drive in a country going through a military withdrawal.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai backs a Wahabist warlord as his successor. Why there's more to his latest move than meets the eye.
Jason Motlagh has only been out of college for six years, but he has already made a successful career for himself as a freelance journalist.
After graduating from college in 2004, he got a job as a fisherman on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska.
“I was looking forward to doing something more concrete after being in college and doing a lot of abstract stuff,” Motlagh said.
Mark Stanley, Pulitzer Center
Recently, the Pulitzer Center has highlighted reporting projects that focus on the human factor of the conflict in Afghanistan. An ongoing issue is so-called collateral damage, the unintended civilian casualties that result from military attacks and that have often inflamed local opposition.
Pulitzer Center Staff
This week, the Pulitzer Center is presenting five panels entitled "Afghanistan: The Human Factor" that will focus on the ramifications of human casualties in Afghanistan.
To coincide, the Pulitzer Center will spotlight important news and issues in the series In Focus: Afganistan. We would like to hear your feedback on these issues as much as possible.
For the following question, please respond in the comments section below. We will feature select comments in a post on this site.
The Pulitzer Center is presenting five panel discussions February 22-26, featuring Pulitzer Center journalists who have reported from Afghanistan. Entitled "Afghanistan: The Human Factor," the panels will be held at George Washington University, Columbia, Yale, Harvard and Wellesley.
The video presents a virtual tour through Afghanistan, taking you to the areas from which the journalists reported.
Nathalie Applewhite, Pulitzer Center
In his Boston Review article, "Something from Nothing: U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan," Pulitzer Center journalist Nir Rosen argues that counterinsurgency doesn't make sense. It asks soldiers, concerned primarily with survival, to be Wyatt Earp and Mother Theresa.
Tatum Taylor, Pulitzer Center
As the post-election drama continues and publicity over the US military's counterinsurgency strategies grows, journalists are increasingly turning their attention towards Afghanistan. Pulitzer Center journalists have been consistently reporting from Afghanistan in order to inform the conversation, and we wanted to share with you the range of their work.
A free-lance prototype: multimedia and entrepreneurial
David Westphal, Online Journalism Review
June 30, 2009
The University of Virginia prepared Jason Motlagh very well for his career as a free-lance foreign correspondent.