Roots of a Quagmire
On the podcast: America’s first post-9/11 envoy to Afghanistan recounts the early months of the war there.
The Future of Kashmir
How India decided to end the area’s autonomous status and what it means for the region.
Death on Everest
On the podcast: An American mountaineer describes the dangers of climbing the world’s tallest peak.
How an Upscale Chef Came to Serve Those in Need
On the podcast: José Andrés on food insecurity, Puerto Rico, and battling hunger.
How War Traumatizes the Victims and the Perpetrators
On the podcast: A new film explores the experience of Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.
The Dark Legacy of China’s One-Child Policy
On the podcast: The filmmaker Nanfu Wang tells the harrowing story of her own family’s one-child ordeal.
Trump, Immigration, and the Fight for America’s Soul
On the podcast: Where Trump’s effort to block asylum-seekers fits in the history of U.S. immigration policy.
A Survivor’s Struggle to Care for Her People and Herself
On the podcast: The filmmaker Alexandria Bombach followed the Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad for the film “On Her Shoulders.”
A U.S. Marine Looks Back at Fallujah
On the podcast: Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Argentina, Iran, and the Enduring Mystery Surrounding the Death of a Special Prosecutor
On the podcast: Alberto Nisman accused Argentina’s president of covering up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires. Then he was shot in the head.
A Dream Deferred
On the podcast: The journalist Laura Wides-Muñoz traces the lives of several immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.
The Dirty Residue of Brazil’s Car Wash Probe
On the podcast: The editor in chief of Americas Quarterly explains why investigators are now under scrutiny in Brazil’s largest corruption inquiry.
Mohamed Morsi and the Passing of Egypt’s Democratic Moment
On the podcast: Shadi Hamid recounts the rise and fall of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
How an Extradition Bill Became a Red Line for Hong Kongers
On the podcast: A former China correspondent traces Beijing’s gradual effort to erode human rights in Hong Kong.
Death and Debris at 30,000 Feet
On the podcast: An American adventurer describes climbing over bodies to reach the top of Mount Everest.
Shot by Israelis, Healed by Israelis
On the podcast: Yousef Bashir describes growing up in Gaza during the second Palestinian uprising.
The Referendum That Changed Ireland
On the podcast: A look back at the vote in Ireland that ended the abortion ban.
How Richard Holbrooke Represented America’s Best and Worst Impulses
On the podcast: George Packer, in conversation with Stephen M. Walt, on America’s long-serving diplomat.
How Assad’s Brutality Inspired Courage and Compassion Among Some Syrians
On the podcast: Members of the White Helmets describe what it’s like to charge to the scene when a bomb goes off.