The disappearance of the mysterious “Pakistani asset” that helped the CIA zero in on Bin Laden.
On the Balkan musical genre Turbo-Folk, its ties to Serbian ultranationalism, and the strongman nightclub owner who brought it to Croatia.
Abdul Raziq, a 33-year-old warlord, is an increasingly powerful player in Afghanistan and the recipient of substantial U.S. support. He may also be the perpetrator of a civilian massacre.
A bridge, a preventable leap, and the politics of barriers for “suicide hotspots.”
An undercover report on Afghanistan’s drug-smuggling border police that is now heavily used for intelligence training.
The apparatus of counterinsurgency and occupation has funneled billions of dollars into Afghanistan, and much of it has ended up in the hands of insurgents. For those who have profited—be it through aid, extortion, corruption or legitimate business—there is very little incentive to bring the conflict to an end.