Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
An Amherst College English class this fall called, The Narrative of Suffering, veers from the likes of the Book of Job and King Lear. The change happened after the professor heard countless stories in the news about struggling veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. So, he decided to weave contemporary combat trauma into the curriculum.
In Kabul, car theft isn’t a big problem, but it is a big concern. Security officials fear that militants could use stolen vehicles as car […]
Taverna du Libon was a welcome respite from the pressures of living in a Third World war zone. The cozy, Kabul restaurant with its Middle […]
On Saturday afternoons, sometimes with a coworker or two, Siavash Rahbari drives up a rutted side street in Kabul to visit the Window of Hope […]
Should the Afghan government sign a security agreement, the U.S. plans to keep between 6,000 and 9,000 American troops in Afghanistan even after the U.S. […]
A grand assembly of Afghan tribal elders and civil society leaders — the Loya Jirga — resoundingly approved an agreement to allow 3,000-9,000 U.S. troops […]
The U.S. has been fighting the war in Afghanistan for more than 12 years, and few Americans have come to know the country in the […]
As the war in Afghanistan enters its 13th year, the political and security situation there remains precarious. But the country is hoping to reach a […]
Army Capt. Matt Zeller had been told that his Afghan comrades would make a big show of hospitality. He’d read that the Afghan code of […]
Morning traffic in Kabul can be punishing enough as it is. But on a recent day, there’s an extra element clogging up the streets, a […]
At the peak of fighting in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, there were 20,000 Marines battling the Taliban. Now there are 8,000. And more are heading home […]