Afghanistan

Report

Afghanistan Going off the Rails as U.S. Withdrawal Speeds Up

Insurgent attacks rise as poppy cultivation reaches a post-Taliban high in Afghanistan.

Gopal Ratnam |

Dispatch

Pack It Up, Pack It In

Thirteen years after Wisconsin’s 829th Engineer Co. deployed to build Afghanistan’s war infrastructure, they’re back to tear it apart and take it home.

Meg Jones |

Photo Essay

Bringing Down the House that Bush Built

What dismantling 10 years of war in Afghanistan looks like.

Meghan Dhaliwal |

COLUMN

Fair Weather Friends

Seven years on, the United States is still failing the Iraqi and Afghan interpreters it once promised visas. And the rise of the Islamic State makes their plight more urgent than ever.

Whitney Kassel |

Report

U.S. Options Limited by Lack of Drones Over Syria

With hardware tied up in Afghanistan, the U.S. military is forced to make tough choices.

Kate Brannen |

Argument

The Misunderstanding of Hamid Karzai

Afghanistan's president of 13 years exits the stage, and leaves behind him a slew of missed opportunities.

Bette Dam |

Dispatch

Ashraf Ghani's Struggle

The iconoclastic anthropologist is taking over Afghanistan’s presidency with high hopes and big ideas.

Sune Engel Rasmussen |