The Afghanistan Presidential Election: A Guide

April 04, 2014

Who will become Afghanistan's next president? Background Elections in Afghanistan are set to be held on April 5, 2014. Incumbent President Hamid Karzai is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term in office. Several candidates are on the ballot — among the frontrunners being...

The Race to Save Mes Aynak (Part 2/2)

February 02, 2014

What will the fate of Afghanistan's culture be? Fair Observer’s Central & South Asia Editor, Will Calhoun, speaks to Brent E. Huffman about the efforts to preserve Mes Aynak — a vast and rich archaeological site in Logar Province,...

The Race to Save Mes Aynak (Part 1/2)

February 01, 2014

What will the fate of Afghanistan's culture be? Years of war have ravaged Afghanistan's archeological heritage. The demolition of the Buddhas of Bamiyan only presaged what would be a decade of destruction, smuggling, and looting of Afghanistan's rich...