Lois Parshley is an assistant editor at Foreign Policy. She has also worked as a web producer for the Atlantic. A graduate of Middlebury College, she's written about her travels to Antarctica, Cuba, and the Emirates. Her writing and photography have been published at the Atlantic, the New Republic, the Washington Post, and Grist, among others.
Twelve years after the Taliban blew up the world-famous Bamiyan Buddhas, a Chinese mining firm -- developing one of the world's largest copper deposits -- threatens to destroy another of Afghanistan's archeological treasures.