Afghan president Hamid Karzai backs a Wahabist warlord as his successor. Why there's more to his latest move than meets the eye.
Vanessa Gezari, author of a new book on the Afghanistan murder of social scientist Paula Loyd, says the US military still stumbles through an Afghan culture it barely understands.
The first in a series of curated oral histories from Afghans preparing for life after December 2014, when U.S. and NATO combat troops will have left Afghanistan.
U.S. forces are withdrawing, and the Taliban has stepped up the intensity and frequency of its attacks. But has there been enough progress in Kabul that can't be undone? A view from the rooftops.
Watch "Snake," a documentary on landay–Afghan poems that belong to no one and to everyone.
Journalist and poet Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy, a London-based photographer, set out to document Afghan life through the prism of oral folk poems shared among Pashtun women.
For many Americans, Afghanistan is a country shrouded in mystery, particularly its women, literally shrouded under a burka, silent and seemingly impenetrable.
Grantee Joshua Kucera talks about Tajikistan's pursuit of stability, which lately is taking one step forward, two steps back.
A dedication to Asma, a young Afghan translator who worked last year with Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy in their project on Afghan women poets and then died of a heart ailment.
Photographer Seamus Murphy and poet Eliza Griswold discovered a hidden world after encountering Afghan landays by Pashtun women.
Poetry magazine editors Christian Wiman and Don Share discuss landay poems from Afghanistan with Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy.
Entire June issue of Poetry is devoted to landays--two-line poems from Afghan Women--and the stories behind them. Journalist/poet Eliza Grizwold photographer Seamus Murphy report.