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.”

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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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