January 15, 2016

The Heat: China’s foreign policy in Asia

China is going full speed ahead with its One Belt, One Road project to transform the ancient Silk Road into a 21st century trade corridor. The project is forecast to bring in $2.5 trillion within a decade.

Greece Migrants
November 23, 2015

Syria is the worst refugee crisis of our generation

In July 2015, the United Nations reported that the number of people fleeing the war in Syria had surpassed 4 million, making it the worst refugee crisis of our generation. The sheer scale of the Syrian exodus becomes evident through a comparison with several other […]

Pakistan Earthquake
October 26, 2015

Afghan earthquake rocks Asia, dozens dead

A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cutting power and communications in some areas. More than 100 were killed, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

October 15, 2015

Obama to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016

President Barack Obama announced plans Thursday to keep nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through most of next year and 5,500 when he leaves office in 2017, casting aside his promise to end the war on his watch and instead ensuring he hands off the […]

October 8, 2015

Joanne Liu on the MSF Afghanistan hospital bombing

A day after U.S. President Barack Obama apologized for a U.S. airstrike on a Docters Without Borders-run hospital in northern Afghanistan that killed at least 22, the medical charity says it’s still demanding an independent investigation.

September 7, 2015

Merkel demands EU partners share in burden of human tide

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reflecting on “a moving, in some parts breathtaking, weekend behind us,” said on Monday that all EU countries should help to accommodate the human tide of Arabs, Asians, and Africans seeking refuge from war and poverty.

August 10, 2015

Explosion at Kabul airport kills five, injures dozens

At least five people were killed in Afghanistan’s capital, after an explosion on Monday at Kabul International Airport. Officials say a suicide bomber drove into a checkpoint near the airport’s entrance. Dozens were injured, including a child.

August 6, 2015

Afghanistan needs reliable heath care facilities

Yes, health care in Afghanistan has undeniably improved since the Taliban regime was toppled 13 years ago; but many of these facilities are at risk as international military forces pull out of the country and aid organizations scale back their efforts.

August 4, 2015

Afghanistan slow to improve education

Educating Afghanistan’s next generation is still a major hurdle. More children are going to school than a decade ago, but many girls in remote areas are still being denied schooling by Islamic radicals. Even in the big cities, a quality education is becoming difficult. Many […]

July 30, 2015

This week on Full Frame: The Future of Africa

U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up his visit to Africa this week, but once again, the world’s attention is focused on the continent. The future of Africa is rapidly evolving with a new generation of change makers poised to challenge the traditional global perceptions of […]

July 27, 2015

Civilians killed by a suicide attack in Afghanistan

Twenty civilians were killed by a suicide attack targeting Afghan national police patrolling a busy market in Faryab Province, northern Afghanistan. Attacks against the Afghan National Security Forces or ANSF have been increasing steadily following the withdrawal of NATO combat troops from Afghanistan back in […]

July 25, 2015

Beijing commits resources to Kabul

Afghanistan’s fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year. While international organizations scale back following the withdrawal of NATO forces, China has promised millions of dollars in investments. China is also mediating between the Afghan government and the Taliban. […]