The World is a Carpet, by Pulitzer Center grantee Anna Badkhen, is an unforgettable portrait of a place and a people shaped by centuries of art, trade, and war.
Tensions over trans-boundary water issues with Iran and Pakistan have been a major hurdle to investments in Afghanistan's water infrastructure.
Trans-boundary tensions have cast a shadow over Afghanistan’s water infrastructure - and that's bad news when the country is trying to fight its status as the world’s largest opium producer.
Iran and Pakistan depend on river basins that flow out of Afghanistan. And Afghans are growing paranoid that their neighbors are trying to take more water than the country can afford to give.
The interrogation of a suspected bomber in volatile Helmand province raises questions about the security in the region.
Saleem Khan Rody is governor of one of the most strategic spots in Afghanistan. He has attracted major projects, including a $75 million investment in a power plant. The Taliban are out to stop him.
Women in Afghanistan want their children to be safe and fed. They want a government that protects them against sectarian violence. But none of this is in sight, and soon the Americans will be gone.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, has become the signature injury of America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But what about the people who live in those places. Can an entire country have PTSD?
Haunting portraits of the practitioners of Landai, two-line Pashtun poems that serve as a mode of public dissent for many Afghanistan women.
In Afghanistan, poems called landai express love and grief in two lines. For many Afghan women, these poems are a powerful form of protest.
Afghan entrepreneurs are taking advantage of new technology, including audio editions, to bring books to a market that faces the challenge of 28 percent illiteracy.
Afghan women are writing poetry of love, war, exile, grief and Afghan independence with ferocity. By writing it they are also risking their lives.