In this episode, we are joined by Zuhra Bahman, the Afghanistan country director for the peacebuilding NGO Search for Common Ground. A year ago, when the Taliban captured Kabul and became the de-facto authorities, Zuhra Bahman happened to be out...
Fouzia Bibi, mother of three from Waziristan, Pakistan lost her husband to the Taliban in the beginning of 2014. Six months later she lost her home too. In June, the government and the military began an operation against the Taliban...
An observer of the region offers some trenchant analysis.
Haider, a 50-year-old Afghan who fought against the Soviet invasion but now guards a cell phone tower against insurgents, helped journalists covering a Taliban attack on a hotel in Kabul.
The idea of putting a negotiated end to the Afghan conflict is finally gaining some traction, but nobody should expect that negotiations can completely end the Afghan conflict.
The Department of Defense just released its Afghanistan security assessment for the past six months. Here's what you need to know about this report.
The Taliban want to crash an upcoming loya jirga in Kabul. Will Afghan security forces be able to prevent them?
Contrary to what some were expecting, his speech was short on details and did not outline a framework for the new peace effort. Instead, he made a vague promise that a loya jirga (grand assembly) will be convened soon to discuss important national matters.
It's raining in Kabul now. Residents are struggling to separate thunder claps from explosions as the Afghan and international security forces finish off the remaining attackers and take stock of the lives lost and buildings damaged.