After an election deadlock that held the country hostage for months, two former rivals confront Afghanistan’s patronage and corruption.
Critics call it “the radio of pimps and vagina-sellers.” But a popular new call-in show is helping a generation of Afghans navigate a battlefield full of strife and confusion and fear: modern love.
Following the money and the opium in Afghanistan.
After 13 years of war, the United States has helped create a nation ruled by drug lords.
Inside the stronghold of Commander Pigeon, “collector of lost and exiled men.”
Picking up the pieces in Afghanistan.
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Posing for family survival in a society that values boys over girls.
While war raged across Afghanistan, expats lived in a bubble of good times and easy money. But as the U.S. withdraws, life has taken a deadly turn.
On the attempt to rehabilitate Afghanistan’s child jihadis.
How a Peace Corps volunteer turned a high school basketball squad into Afghanistan’s national team.