Stories by the Author
Some commentators say the army needs more than Kalashnikovs to deal with an increasingly confident Taleban.
1 Jul 13
Local experts say unchecked pressure from neighbours could fracture the state.
5 Feb 13
Schools get history books that miss out all the bad bits.
20 Apr 12
Latest versions are so sophisticated and hard to spot that some Afghans suspect a plot to undermine their monetary system.
2 Mar 12
Clandestine meetings and confrontational officials make pinning down details of illicit passport sales a difficult job.
3 Feb 12
Shortage creates new illegal trade in travel documents.
12 Jan 12
Serving legislators get four guns apiece, and some forget to hand them back when they’re voted out of office.
14 Nov 11
Experts warn country is overreliant on foreign aid money and on foreign troops who guarantee a measure of stability.
22 Aug 11
Provision at both state and private hospitals remains inadequate, and those who can afford it go abroad for better treatment.
19 Aug 11
Despite clearance efforts, forgotten landmines cause 50 casualties a month.
28 Jul 11