Pulitzer Center grantee Anna Badkhen speaks with American Public Media about how families in Afghan villages have coped with violence and the Taliban.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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'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.
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.
Anna Badkhen talks about her time spent among the people of Afghanistan on American Public Media's The Story .
Despite the frequent violence and extreme poverty in Afghanistan, people living there find happiness in a simple ice cream cone.
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.
Spring rainfall in Afghanistan has been steadily decreasing and the country's crop supplies are beginning to dwindle--more than a third of all Afghans will not have enough to eat this fall.