Kevin Sites

The Dirty Laundry Issue

Those Who Face Death

Over the summer I embedded with a unit of the Peshmega, the Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq.
Kevin Sites
12.18.14
News

The Former Beauty Queen Lawyering in Afghanistan's Sharia Courts

An excerpt from journalist Kevin Sites's new book, <i>Swimming with Warlords</i>.
Kevin Sites
10.28.14
News

Anatomy of a Mortar Attack

It was early afternoon on Friday, July 19, when the round hit.
Kevin Sites
7.31.13
tech

Afghanistan's Game of Drones

Rugged mountains and rocky plains make Afghanistan a difficult trek for people, but well-suited for drones.
Kevin Sites
7.30.13
Stuff

The Enduring Art of Afghanistan

Art has re-emerged as a provocative force in the capital of Kabul.
Kevin Sites
7.29.13
News

Donkey Bomber Kills Three US Soldiers and an Interpreter

A dispatch from Wardak Province, Afghanistan.
Kevin Sites
7.26.13
News

Afghanistan's Opium Plague

In West Kabul there is a bridge called Pul-sokhta where hundreds of Afghan drug addicts gather to shoot up.
Kevin Sites
7.23.13
Stuff

Catching Air in Afghanistan

“After I skated the first time,” he says, “I dreamt about it at night.”
Kevin Sites
7.19.13
Travel

Afghanistan's Great Wall of Bones

The wall’s creation story is a dark one.
Kevin Sites
7.17.13
News

Confessions of a Taliban Fighter

“If I met you a few years ago, I would’ve killed you."
Kevin Sites
7.16.13
Stuff

Afghanistan's Combat Sport Makes Peaceful Warriors

The warrior spirit, is not in short supply in Afghanistan.
Kevin Sites
7.11.13
News

Hashish Could Be Killing the Babies of Afghanistan's Carpet Loomers

Who takes care of the children while they’re at the loom? A babysitter called hashish.
Kevin Sites
7.9.13
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