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ISIS's Destruction of Monuments Is a War on History That Mustn't Be Victorious

Ramin Jahanbegloo | Posted 01.25.2017 | Home
Ramin Jahanbegloo

The victory of ignorance over memory is the strongest evidence of the failure of peaceful coexistence between the past and the present. But as long as we are not speechless and indifferent to the destruction of our civilizational past, we have a chance to save humanity from the incalculable evil that human beings are capable of bringing about.

Squabbles Are Damaging Hopes Of Rebuilding Afghanistan's Beautiful Bamiyan Buddhas

The Guardian | Frederic Bobin | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion

It is always a shock reaching Bamiyan, coming face to face with the two huge cavities in the cliff face. The upright tombs stare out over the valley, ...

A Trip Through the Silk Road City Time Forgot

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Paula Froelich

One of the coolest things about travel is wandering into a place that time seems to have truly forgotten. These days, locations like that are few and far between -- but they still exist. One of the most special to me is Bamiyan, Afghanistan. I went there earlier this year for the Afghan Ski Challenge.

Women Go Skiing in Afghanistan

Adam Valen Levinson | Posted 06.05.2013 | Home
Adam Valen Levinson

The third annual Afghan Ski Challenge pitted thirty competitors, an even split between Afghans and foreigners, against the treeless massif of central Afghanistan.

The Sky As It Falls

Kathy Kelly | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Kathy Kelly

For the Afghan Peace Volunteers living in a working class area of Kabul's "Karte Seh" district, daily problem-solving requires a triage process.

Understandings and Butt Jokes in Afghanistan

Adam Valen Levinson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Travel
Adam Valen Levinson

"In Khandahar, you sleep with your back against the wall," Naeem joked with a big grin. "You know what they say over there? 'Allah save everything, but wall save butts.'"

This Is Your Brain on War

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kathy Kelly

Khamad Jan, age 22, remembers that, as a youngster, he was a good student who enjoyed studying. "Now, I can't seem to think," he said sadly, looking at the ground. There was a long pause. "War does this to your mind."

First-Hand: Afghanistan Election Reports

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

In his second dispatch, "The Vote Comes to Afghanistan's Peaceful Heartland" for Foreign Policy, September 20, Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Ben...

McCain's Afghanistan: Macabre Visions Through The Eyes of an Ex-President

Shoaib Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shoaib Harris

Unlike McCain, who keeps recycling President Bush's bravado of catching "Bin Laden dead or alive," Obama, to his credit, has articulated his Afghanistan strategy more clearly.