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Cold, Cold Heart

Kathy Kelly | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

We lull ourselves into a comforting delusion that we're waging humanitarian wars, and then wonder why people aren't more grateful.

Fear Factor: The Religious Right's Problem With Women

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What is it about women that the men of deeply conservative religions find so threatening? What runs so deep that it justifies traumatizing an innocent eight-year-old like Naama Margolese in Beit Shemesh?

Much to Forgive: The Story of Bibi Sadia

Kathy Kelly | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

A Talib asked Bibi for forgiveness for hitting her. Bibi replied, "I am like your mother, and when you hit me, you had simply hit your own mother." The main Talib responded by telling Bibi she must give him one of her daughters, any of them aged 1 to 15, in marriage.

Assembly Time

Kathy Kelly | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Not only do Weeda and her co-workers assemble stories, documents and pictures from the families of victims of war, they also help build supportive communities amongst the families whose trust they have gained through their repeated visits.

Big Shoulders in Chicago and Kabul

Kathy Kelly | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

NATO/G8 meetings are scheduled to take place from May 19-21 next year in Chicago. Plans are ramping up everywhere.

World Bank Issues Alert On Afghanistan Economy

New York Times | ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan will suffer a recession in 2014 and beyond after foreign troops leave and aid dwindles, and if the security situati...

An Arab Spring for Art?

Chris Vroom | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Chris Vroom

For many artists, the crowning achievement of a successful career is to represent their country at the Venice Biennale, the bi-annual Oscars of the ar...

The Voices of Afghan Street Children

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books
Rahilla Zafar

British journalist Andrea Busfield lived for several years in Afghanistan, an experience that helped her write the novel Born Under A Million Shadows. The novel tells the story of modern life in Afghanistan, through the eyes of a young boy named Fawad.

Faced With a Dilemma

Deborah Smith | Posted 01.04.2012 | Media
Deborah Smith

Do I take the job in Afghanistan, based in Kabul with some travel to the regions, with a humanitarian organization I've always admired? I've been work...

Daily Life in Afghanistan (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.03.2012 | Home

AP photographers document daily life in Afghanistan. To see more great photography visit HuffPost Exposure....

PHOTOS: An Afghan Road Trip

Adam Valen Levinson | Posted 12.17.2011 | Travel
Adam Valen Levinson

The northern route is considered much safer -- no beard patrols, violence chiefly of the targeted sort and the occasional convoy of heavy coalition trucks, armored to the gills.

Afghan Young People Key To Their Country's Future

Stephenie Foster | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

I just returned from a two week trip to Kabul, Afghanistan, where I was working on a project focusing on reaching women as voters, candidates and elec...

WATCH: Chicago Marathon, Afghanistan Satellite Edition

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A Virginia native who has run the last 10 consecutive Chicago Marathons did not want to break from that tradition after he was deployed to Afghanistan...

Energizing Afghanistan -- Economic First Step

Edward Corcoran | Posted 12.06.2011 | World
Edward Corcoran

Afghanistan is on the verge of blossoming into a modern nation and sweeping the Taliban aside, though almost no one believes this.

Taking It to the Streets

Shannon Galpin | Posted 11.28.2011 | World
Shannon Galpin

Afghans marching in the streets, standing up for their rights, using their voices to protest, does not bode well for the Taliban. Rather than scaring the populace with their attacks, roadside bombs, suicide bombs, and assassinations, they are emboldening it to stand up.

Rock and Roll in Kabul

Shannon Galpin | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
Shannon Galpin

Dubbed the world's first stealth concert, Sound Central is ready to rock the capital of Afghanistan.

PHOTOS: 15th Anniversary Of Taliban Takeover In Kabul

Posted 11.26.2011 | World

On September 27, 1996, the bodies of former Afghan president Mohammed Najibullah and his brother Ahmadzai swung from a traffic post in a busy Kabul ro...

Afghanistan Reconciliation Reboot

Michael Hughes | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

The notion that cutting a deal with the Pakistani-supported Taliban will achieve any semblance of stability is a dangerous and delusional one.

An Opportunity In Afghanistan: Peace Still Possible With Women's Help

Wazhma Frogh | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Wazhma Frogh

If Afghan women were provided the opportunity to lead a national dialogue, they could bring people together in a way that men haven't done.

Obama's Vietnam

Michael Hughes | Posted 11.15.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Going beyond a surface-level reading one finds a number of eerie similarities between Afghanistan and Vietnam in terms of military, political and strategic blunders committed by the U.S.

Security Jitters in Afghanistan

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Afghan and NATO forces ended a 24-hour attack by militants on the U.S. embassy and NATO headquarters in what has been a secure district in Kabul, raising new concerns about Afghanistan's security.

How Afghanistan Is Rebuilding Itself

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

"One of the things that people don't appreciate is how dramatically far Afghanistan has come in the last ten years, in terms of the capacity for governance."

The Talibanization of Central Afghanistan

Erin Fitzgerald | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Erin Fitzgerald

Recent months have witnessed a surge of Taliban activity in historically more stable regions of Afghanistan, with an increasing number of insurgent attacks taking place in the provinces surrounding Kabul.

Clear and Present Danger: The Haqqani Network

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 10.03.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

Will troop withdrawal leave a vacuum rapidly filled by the march of the Haqqani network?

Afghan Women at a Crossroads

Michael Soussan | Posted 10.01.2011 | World
Michael Soussan

On the eve of Ramadan, Kabul is a city on the edge. Following a spike in recent attacks by Taliban forces, few city-dwellers I spoke to to held out much hope for a peaceful holiday season.