Development & Education

Have we been duped? The successful building of schools in Afghanistan may be overstated

The US Agency for International Development claims American efforts to help build schools in Afghanistan have been successful, with schools now serving millions of Afghan pupils. But a BuzzFeed investigation questions the agency's numbers, finding many US-financed schools in serious disrepair and the enrollment numbers inflated.

Fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Thomas Gouttierre, director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, about the challenges facing Allied forces in their fight against the Taliban.

Growing violence in Afghanistan

June has been the deadliest month for foreign troops in Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion in 2001, and civilian fatalities are also running high with Taliban forces operating on both sides of the Pakistani border


Holbrooke in Afghanistan

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with journalist Ahmed Rashid about US envoy Richard Holbrooke's trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Holbrooke is in Kabul now, after a stop in Pakistan. The trip is Holbrooke's first as the Obama Administration's point man in the region.