Global Politics

Next US steps in Afghanistan

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice repeated demands today that Pakistan take stronger action to rein in militants on its border with Afghanistan, where the Taliban appear to be growing in strength

Afghanistan's drug problem

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Thomas Schweich, a former US anti-narcotics official, who says a mixture of Western obstruction and Afghan corruption has allowed the Taliban to secure support and funding from Afghanistan's growing poppy trade.


Afghan Olympians

The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Kabul on two of Afghanistan's four Olympic representatives in Beijing: the two are Tae Kwan Do athletes, and they're hoping to win Afghanistan its first-ever Olympic medal.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Pamir Mountains. Tom Godell reports on American efforts to document the fast-vanishing Shughni language. Shughni is spoken in the regions of Tajikistan and Afghanistan crossed by the Pamir Mountains.

Taliban violence in Afghanistan

Lisa Mullins speaks with correspondent Derek Stoffel about the upsurge in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan, specifically near the capital Kabul.


Delivering in Afghanistan

A daring operation took place this week through one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. Thousands of international troops worked together to deliver a massive hydroelectric turbine to a site in southern Afghanistan.


Hydro-power for Afghanistan

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's Laura Lynch about a U.S. project in southern Afghanistan that aims to deliver electric power to a million and a half people in the region.