"At a certain point when you're being held hostage, you don't have power to do anything. The only power you have is to listen to your captors and do what they ask you to do."
We talked to the director of a new documentary about a pioneering girls' school in Afghanistan, and the effect that the departure of Western forces will have on the country.
Edward Follis talks about becoming close with Hajji Juma Khan, a billionaire Taliban financier, in order to set him up and eventually take him to prison.
Afghan men don burqas to march in support of women's rights, Colombian generals meet with FARC rebel commanders at Havana peace talks for the first time, and more.
A drug tunnel connects Arizona to Mexico, African elephants are being trained to detect bombs, avalanches pummel northern villages in Afghanistan, and more.
The story behind Guantánamo Diary, steeped in unknowable complexity and murky details, is perhaps the perfect parable of the post-9/11 era.
Elliot Ackerman's debut novel, Green on Blue, takes its title from an expression for military fratricide.
The photographer spent time in Indonesia with the people suffering the consequences of Australia's refugee policies.
Covered from head to toe in a traditional black cloak and donning an automatic assault rifle on her broad shoulders, 53-year-old Firoza has been defending the people of her town for the past three years.
VICE talks with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who are struggling with mental illness, addiction, and PTSD—often overprescribed narcotics and other pharmaceuticals that bring their own sets of problems.
The US military recruited neo-Nazis, gang members, and criminals to fight the war on terror—and now they're coming home.
Among the war machines at the world's largest airbase, photographer Edmund Clark realized that the only Afghanistan workers really see is the one depicted in paintings by local artists hanging on the walls of its mess halls.
We spoke with war poet Frederick Foote, a neurologist who's making poetry a required course of treatment in military hospitals.
How the Skateistan school uses skateboarding as a tool for empowerment in a country worn down by 30 years of conflict and dislocation.
In his new graphic novel Antony and Anish Take Afghanistan, Scott King asks whether works like Antony Gormley's "Angel of the North" really regenerate impoverished areas, or simply serve the egos of the artists who produce them.
We asked the two documentary makers—who've been friends for nearly 20 years—to have a chat, and then to share that chat with us.
Ottawa is exporting less military aid overall but upping shipments to India, Egypt, and Tunisia, as well as other non-NATO allies with questionable moral records.
Shane Smith travels to Kabul to follow the trail of American money disappearing into the Afghan reconstruction, and Ben Anderson heads to Rio de Janeiro, where Brazil has taken extreme measures to clean up the city.
VICE Reports travels to Mississippi, where the Ku Klux Klan is swelling its ranks by seeking out veterans who have just come back from Iraq and Afghanistan.
After Matthew Hoh's critical resignation letter was published, he was frozen out of Washington and became suicidal. Now he's trying to help whistleblowers have an easier time.
What does a soldier do when he's sent home from combat, still young and lascivious, but no longer able to feel his dick? He buys a sex toy from Tom Stewart, the owner of Sportsheets.
Just in time for Veterans Day, the Obama administration has announced that as many as 1,000 employees in the country's embattled VA could face disciplinary action. So why are top hospital administrators still on the agency's payroll?
VICE News correspondent Ben Anderson visited an NGO-operated hospital in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan—one of only two in the Helmand province—to speak with the medical staff as they attempt to manage the ever-growing influx of patients.
Pakistani journalist and novelist Saba Imtiaz answers a question about the outside world posed by a Guantánamo detainee.