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.
The Former Beauty Queen Lawyering in Afghanistan's Sharia Courts
An excerpt from journalist Kevin Sites's new book, <i>Swimming with Warlords</i>.
Afghanistan's Game of Drones
Rugged mountains and rocky plains make Afghanistan a difficult trek for people, but well-suited for drones.
Afghanistan's Great Wall of Bones
The wall’s creation story is a dark one.
Afghanistan's Combat Sport Makes Peaceful Warriors
The warrior spirit, is not in short supply in Afghanistan.
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.
Swimming with Warlords
Nabi Gechi is a killer, a warlord and a wrestling enthusiast.
What We Can Learn from the Uzbek and Tajik Conflict in Afghanistan
On Saturday, Uzbeks and Tajiks fought in the streets with sticks and stones, leaving three people dead.
The Imposters Issue
Killing Up Close
After four years of Marines service, he had had enough.