Matthieu Aikins

Harper's

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Reporter on Afghanistan for Harper's Foreign Policy and other publications

Matthieu Aikins on KCRW

Four years ago, Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul was known as the “Kabubble.”

End of the “Kabubble”

Four years ago, Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul was known as the “Kabubble.”

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Ahmed Wali Karzai, half-brother of Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, was shot to death today by an associate so trusted he was allowed to bring a pistol into Wali Karzai's home in…

Karzai's Half-brother Is Killed in Afghanistan

Ahmed Wali Karzai, half-brother of Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, was shot to death today by an associate so trusted he was allowed to bring a pistol into Wali Karzai's home in…

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