What’s Next for Afghanistan

When I reached former UN Dispatch contributor Ahmad Shuja in Kabul, the country was still reeling from the deadliest single Taliban attack since the start of the insurgency nearly 15 years ago. Some 160 you...

The Crisis in Venezuela, explained

Venezuela is at yet another crisis point. The government of Nicolas Maduro is facing steep opposition from the very people that swept Maduro's predecessor and mentor Hugo Chavez to power nearly 20 years ago...

Episode 145: Vali Nasr

Vali Nasr was born in Iran, where his father was a high profile academic and university administrator  Then came the revolution. They fled--and that traumatic experience, he says, shaped his intellectual de...
Richard Haass

Episode 145: Richard Haass

  It's a small victory for me as the interviewer when the person with whom I'm speaking admits that he is probably being overly candid -- as Richard Haass did when he discussed some of his reasons f...