The Borders Issue 2019

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
2 days ago

Inside Afghanistan's Desperate Battle to Control a Dam in Taliban Country

The only way in or out is by helicopter.
Andrew Quilty

"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
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

ICE may have screwed up by deporting a dead soldier’s spouse

The man was dropped in Nogales, Mexico, and was living at a shelter for deported migrants
Rex Santus
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

2018 was the deadliest year on record for civilians in Afghanistan

“The fact that the number of children killed this year is the highest on record is particularly shocking.”
Tim Hume

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

Trump wants to keep U.S. troops in Iraq to spy on Iran. That’s causing big problems in Baghdad.

“We're going to keep watching and we're going to keep seeing and if there's trouble, if somebody is looking to do nuclear weapons or other things."
Tim Hume

Trump says Taliban peace talks are "proceeding well." Experts say latest deal is a surrender.

“All that Washington cares about at this point is getting out, without having to admit defeat.”
Tim Hume

At least 40 dead in a Taliban attack that used a captured Humvee

Senior officials are reported as saying the death toll could be more than 100.
Tim Hume
government shutdown

Nancy Pelosi had to cancel her trip abroad because Trump told everyone her itinerary

"We made plans to do that until the administration then leaked that we were traveling commercially," Pelosi said.
Rex Santus