Central Asia

Why did the negotiations to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl take years?

Secret talks between the US and the Taliban started about three years ago and at first, the aim was to create an opportunity for a peace process to bring an end to the conflict in Afghanistan. When the talks went off track, they focused more narrowly on a straightforward prisoner swap.


Conflict & Justice

Psychology of war

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Steve Metz of the Strategic Studies Institute at the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania about the psychology of counter-insurgency and its applications in Afghanistan.

Conflict & Justice

Humanitarian simulation

The World's Katy Clark reports on a program that aims to prepare future aid workers for the harsh realities of humanitarian work by exposing them to a simulated refugee crisis. The exercise takes place in the woods of Massachusetts.