Most Commented Stories Tagged: Afghanistan


NATO soul-searching

NATO is under pressure to respond to Russia's recent actions in Georgia, but commitments in Afghanistan and turmoil in the financial world mean there isn't much new money for defense. The World's Laura Lynch reports.


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.


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.