In Afghanistan, there was no sound of music when the Taliban ruled from 1996 to 2001. The Islamist militants destroyed music CDs and instruments and […]
The new U.S. military policy on women serving in combat roles was crafted in Washington, but it will play out in places like Afghanistan.
Regularly ranked as one of the most corrupt countries in the world, Afghanistan has implemented what for it is a novel new program: selecting provincial […]
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in Washington this week for meetings with President Obama and other senior administration officials. The talks are expected to help […]
As Afghan President Hamid Karzai comes to Washington to meet President Obama and other U.S. officials this week, there is renewed discussion in Afghanistan about […]
Behind a tall metal gate in a nondescript nook of Kabul sits the Bamboo Wood Industries factory. It’s not a place you’re likely to stumble […]
The Afghan construction industry has been one of the big winners since the fall of the Taliban. NATO and the international community have pumped billions […]
Sometimes, you don’t have to go far to find a story. For the past few months, just stepping outside NPR’s Kabul office has been a […]
Convulsed by war and civil strife for decades, Afghanistan has experienced some of the largest ebbs and flows of migration anywhere in the world.
While Pakistan’s apparent policy shift away from supporting the Taliban is welcomed in Kabul, many in Afghanistan are suspicious about why and why now. They […]
There has been a small but potentially important breakthrough in the faltering Afghan peace process. In what is considered a good faith gesture, Pakistan last […]
Uncertainty is gripping Afghanistan as the clock ticks toward the withdrawal of NATO combat troops by the end of 2014. People and money are leaving […]
As NATO prepares to withdraw combat troops from Afghanistan in 2014, Afghan forces are increasingly taking the lead against the Taliban and other insurgents. But […]
America’s exit strategy in Afghanistan is to have Afghan forces take the lead in fighting for their country. But too often these days, the job […]
When you hear the term “film premiere,” you are likely to think of Hollywood or New York – not Kabul. But just last week, an […]