The Man Who Thought He Could Fix Afghanistan

Politico, Oct. 27, 2017

To get something done in Afghanistan, you need to know Scott Guggenheim. But even the ultimate fixer isn’t sure anyone can solve the country’s problems

Strangers In Their Own Land

Moment, Sep. 25, 2017

The end of the long civil war between Tamil and Buddhist forces promised peace in Sri Lanka. Instead, Buddhist nationalists found a new enemy: their Muslim neighbors

Diary: Femicide in Kandahar

London Review of Books, Aug. 31, 2017

Afghan women are often described as monoliths, which negated their complex and varying realities. To the west, they are either enlightened or in need of saving

The Smuggler

London Review of Books, Jul. 5, 2016

The Dari word qachaqbar means ‘the one with illicit goods’, but when I hear it in Kabul I don’t think of drugs or arms but people.

Afghans, the Refugees’ Refugees

The New York Times, May. 30, 2016

Whether the situation in Afghanistan today still formally counts as war, and whether you call them migrants or refugees, the men and women who are leaving Afghanistan are driven away by insecurity, as they have been for years.