Afghanistan

Politics

New U.S. course for Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a nation struggling with violence, corruption, tribal rivalries, and an economy built on the drug trade. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Rory Stewart about the challenges in Afghanistan.

Conflict & Justice

Afghanistan's Helmand province

The World's Aaron Schachter tells us about challenges facing US troops in Afghanistan's Helmand province, among the country's most violent regions. It's largely controlled by the Taliban, but it's also home to the largest U.S. Marine base in Afghanistan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to our quiz is the Venetian trader and traveller, Marco Polo. His descriptions of Central Asia and China enthralled readers from the 13th century to the present day.

Politics

Locating al-Qaeda

America's top general in Afghanistan says a new strategy is needed. It's assumed that a goal will be to reduce the capability of al-Qaeda. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Bruce Hoffman, professor of security studies at Georgetown University.

Conflict & Justice

Dancing boys of Afghanistan

An ancient tradition banned by the Taliban is now experiencing a comeback in Afghanistan. It's the practice of bacha bazi or boy for play'. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Ghaith Abdul Ahad, who wrote about �bacha bazi' for The Guardian newspaper.

Politics

Abdullah interview

Afghans went to the polls in August. The poll has been beset by serious fraud allegations and the UN-backed election complaints commission ordered a partial recount. Marco Werman talks with Dr. Abdullah about democracy in Afghanistan.