Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Hours After Killing 48 People in Bombings, the Taliban Says It Wants to Restart Peace Talks

President Trump called off the talks earlier this month after an attack killed a U.S. soldier.
Tim Hume
2 days ago
Drugs

Behind the U.S.'s Bogus War on Taliban Drug Labs

America has spent tens of millions of dollars blowing up heroin and meth labs in Afghanistan. Except many of them are just huts.
Mike Power
2 days ago
Taliban

Trump Just Blew Up a Peace Deal With the Taliban Because They Wouldn't Let Him Take All The Credit

The fate of more than 5,000 U.S. troops who were going to come home from America's longest war is now unclear.
David Gilbert
9.9.19
Afghanistan

The U.S. Deal With the Taliban Already Looks Like a Disaster

As the U.S.'s top negotiator went on Kabul TV to announce a troop withdrawal deal, the Taliban was preparing a suicide bombing that killed 16 and wounded 100.
David Gilbert
9.3.19
Polio

This Is the Border Where Polio Still Thrives

While the world has nearly won the battle against polio, the viral disease continues to elude health workers in the porous space between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Sabrina Toppa
8.19.19
terrorism

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh Is Getting Out of Prison Today. He Still Might Be Radicalized.

A 2017 report said he “continued to advocate for global jihad and to write and translate violent extremist texts"
Tim Marcin
5.24.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Afghan interpreters are terrified about a possible U.S. deal with the Taliban

Some former Afghan interpreters have come to live in the U.S. and they’re worried about the peace talks with the Taliban
Ben Anderson
4.26.19
Julian Assange

There's a battle brewing over where to send Julian Assange first

Investigators in Sweden say they’re considering reopening a 2010 rape case against the WikiLeaks founder
David Gilbert
4.16.19
Drugs

The Taliban-Linked Man Accused of Trying to Funnel Heroin into NYC

This may be a case of US policy in the Middle East coming back to bite it, experts said.
Francisco Alvarado
2.13.19
Views My Own

Trump Will Only Listen to 'Experts' if It Means Letting Americans Die in War

On Afghanistan, Trump's gut instincts may have been right—but somehow, it's the only subject on which he defers to the establishment.
Harry Cheadle
11.28.18
The Power and Privilege Issue

Meet the Teenage Girl Who Led Thousands in Protest Against Sweden’s Deportation of Afghan Refugees

The deportations haven’t stopped, but 18-year-old Fatemeh Khavari made Sweden pay attention to their struggle.
Fatemeh Khavari
11.1.18
Views My Own

Just Like Obama, Trump Seems to Be Giving Up on Ending America's Wars

After sounding like an anti-war candidate at times, Trump has taken a dive into the DC foreign policy swamp.
Harry Cheadle
10.18.18
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