Afghanistan

Slide Show

Kabul's Panopticon

Inside the high-tech command center where one of Afghanistan’s most popular cops is trying to keep the city safe from the Taliban.

Deni Béchard |

Argument

Six Lessons America Seems Thoroughly Incapable of Learning

Why the Obama administration keeps making the same mistakes over and over.

Rosa Brooks |

Tea Leaf Nation

Clash of the State-Owned Titans

Why did China's largest broadcaster attack China's most important bank?

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

FP Staff |

Report

Afghanistan Escapes Blacklist

Afghan banks dodged an international black mark Friday when a watchdog organization gave the government another shot at cleaning up its corrupt banking system.

Jamila Trindle |

COLUMN

Stuffing the Sheep in Kabul

As accusations of voter fraud fly, Afghanistan’s presidential race is ripping the country apart.

Leela Jacinto |

Argument

A Democracy Made of Straw

Why did it take two administrations to learn that Baghdad doesn’t work like Washington?

James Traub |

Review

You Can’t Handle The Truth

Sebastian Junger’s new documentary shows war as it really is: mundane and hero-less. Will anyone want to watch it?

Alex Horton |

Argument

The Real Winner in Afghanistan's Election

Why the Taliban can’t prevent the monumental success that marks this weekend’s ballot.

James Stavridis |