Matthieu Aikins

Harper's

Guest

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.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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…

from To the Point

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Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday, ransacking the House and Senate chambers and the offices of some lawmakers.

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The nation’s capital will have extensive military presence next week when Joe Biden takes the oath of office and becomes the 46th U.S. president.

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KCRW looks back at the year’s biggest events — from President Trump’s impeachment trial to the protests against racial injustice, and the celebrations around victories by the LA…

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Warren Olney talks about the U.S.

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Facebook has banned President Trump, at least until his term is over. Twitter issued a 12-hour suspension of his account on Wednesday.

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The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up a resolution that would call on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and take over President Trump's duties.

The peaceful transition of power for the first time in US history appeared to hang in the balance this week.

from Life Examined

After a mob of Trump supporters entered the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, many people are concerned about what the remaining weeks of Trump’s presidency will bring.

from Greater LA

LA County continues to be the nation’s hotspot for COVID-19 cases. The county has been averaging around 16,000 new cases every day since the new year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand