Heroin addiction is increasing with alarming speed across Afghanistan, according to the Washington Post.
An old part of Kabul called “Temor Shahi Bazaar,” or simply ‘Temor Shahi,’ Known for its bustling shops. Temor Shahi has lots of buried memories deep into its alleyways, corners, and warrens of mud houses. This photo evokes a painful memory for me. (more…)
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has released a report today that United States has spent approximately $7.6 billion on counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan. (more…)
Besides that this photo tells thousands words in its context, like how artless and ugly this glass building looks among muddy houses in the ruins of civil war, it also shows a rigid dichotomy between Afghan society and modernity. Afghans fantasize modernity and they imitate it badly and ineptly, but I assume that is how a country should start rebuilding itself and strive for conformity with its status quo. (more…)