Afghanistan

Conflict & Justice

Pakistan wants millions of Afghan refugees gone. It's a humanitarian crisis waiting to happen.

Last summer, Pakistan announced that more than 3 million Afghan refugees — some in the country since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 — needed to go home. Since then, about 600,000 registered and undocumented Afghans refugees have been repatriated to their violent and unstable country, and many of the 2 million Afghans remaining in Pakistan dread deportation and an uncertain future across the border.

Arts, Culture & Media

Veterans have mixed feelings about Budweiser's 'A Hero's Welcome' Super Bowl ad

Confetti rains down while the Bud Clydesdales lead an American veteran on his surprise welcome home parade. We asked our network of veterans what they thought of the ad. Marco Werman speaks with the mother of a Marine who served in Afghanistan.

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.