Afghanistan

Slide Show

Burying the Taliban

In a hillside cemetery in southern Kabul, gravediggers lay unknown militants to rest.

Andrew Quilty |

COLUMN

What Would Nietzsche Do?

After more than a decade of high-cost, low-return investments in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, American support for intervention abroad is waning, drastically. It's time for a little nihilism in America.

Whitney Kassel |

Christian Caryl

9 Things to Avoid When Creating Your Own Caliphate

If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.

Christian Caryl |

Report

Afghans Don't Like Tofu, Either

There were infinite (and well-documented) reasons why it was a terrible idea to invest millions of dollars in getting Afghans to grow soybeans. But the United States did it anyway.

Alexander Cohen |

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 |