Dec 9, 2009 — Afghanistan is not an easy country to fully grasp. Author Nadeem Aslam recommends three books that help make the United States' involvement there — both before and after Sept. 11 — a little easier to understand.
Feb 4, 2009 — Sarah Chayes has been living and working in Afghanistan since she covered the fall of the Taliban government for NPR. She joins Fresh Air to explain how the hard-line religious movement is using both fear and persuasion as it works to once again expand its power in Afghanistan.
Jul 26, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban by Sarah Chayes. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.