Suroosh Alvi

The We Missed You Issue

What I Found in the Rubble of a Destroyed Taliban Complex

Suroosh Alvi recalls how he wound up with a dagger that belonged to Qari Hussain, the Pakistani Taliban's master trainer of suicide bombers.
Suroosh Alvi
3.30.16
Vice Blog

Heroin Warfare

VICE had been trying to get into Iran for seven years, but each time we were shut down with zero explanation. We're allowed in for the first time to do a story about the widespread damage the opium and heroin trade has had on Iranian society.
Suroosh Alvi
6.4.14
VICE on HBO Extended

Egypt on the Brink - Women Under Assault

VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi meets with some local activists around Tahrir Square to learn about the horrible conditions female protesters have been put in while their country has been turned upside down.
Suroosh Alvi
5.10.13
VICE News

In Saddam's Shadow

Ten years after the US invasion of Iraq, VICE founder Suroosh Alvi returns to Baghdad to see how the city is doing. We meet a biker gang that misses Saddam, a gay activist, the metal band Dog Faced Corpse, and members of the Iraqi military whose bomb...
Suroosh Alvi
3.22.13
VICE News

In Saddam's Shadow

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi returns to Baghdad ten years after the US invasion. In the fourth and final part of the documentary, we learn about the ADE 651, a small device the Iraqi military uses at checkpoints to detect bombs in cars. Problem is, these...
Suroosh Alvi
3.21.13
VICE News

In Saddam's Shadow

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi returns to Baghdad ten years after the US invasion. In part three, we hang out with Iraqi metal band Dog Faced Corpse and investigate the struggles of emo kids and gays living in Baghdad. There have been reports of emo...
Suroosh Alvi
3.20.13
VICE News

In Saddam's Shadow - Part 2

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi returns to Baghdad ten years after the US invasion. In part two, we witness an awe-inspiring outdoor group prayer and then get a glimpse of metal band Acrassicauda's former practice space that was destroyed during the war.
Suroosh Alvi
3.19.13
VICE News

In Saddam's Shadow - Part 1

Ten years after the US invasion of Iraq, we return to Baghdad to see how the city is doing. VICE founder Suroosh Alvi gets a tour of a city that used to be covered nonstop in the American media, but now seems to be somewhat forgotten.
Suroosh Alvi
3.18.13
the it's actually quite weird issue

Karachi Kills VICE

All signs point to a country that is ready to explode, and considering the reporting I’ve conducted here over the past seven years, it appears that Karachi may be the detonator.
Suroosh Alvi
5.22.12
News

Talking Conflict Minerals with Fidel Bafilemba

After he finished shooting The VICE Guide to Congo, Suroosh Alvi had a chat with Fidel Bafilemba, a field researcher for the US-based Enough project, about the wild world of conflict minerals.
Suroosh Alvi
10.10.11
The Travel Issue

Let's Go Pakistan!

From the American perspective, Pakistan isn't far from joining the so-called axis of evil.
Suroosh Alvi
12.1.04
The Cars Issue

Death Of Masoud

We featured a photo essay called "Life in Afghanistan" by English photographer Jason Florio (Vol. 8 No. 6 - The Photo Issue). Five images that could have just as easily been called "Hell on Earth," these pictures showed us what Afghanistan really is.
Suroosh Alvi
12.1.01
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