Bread and Butter Issues

A woman buying vegetables in Baghdad. Photo courtesy of Ayub Nuri. This week on War News Radio, we explore the current food crises gripping Iraq and Afghanistan. First, we talk about the state of agriculture in Iraq and why food production is coming up short. Kristin Caspar reports. Afghanistan is…

Back to Afghanistan

Soviet troops withdrawing from Afghanistan in 1988. Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev. This week on War News Radio, with the conflict in Afghanistan heating up again, we revisit past pieces about the country to get a better understanding of its current situation. First, we hear about the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan…

A Year in the Life

Iraqi refugees in Syria in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Photo courtesy of the AP. This week on War News Radio, we compile the most compelling stories that we’ve heard over the past year in our series, A Day in the Life. First, we hear from…

Best of Summer ’08

Two Iraqi soldiers during a nighttime patrol in the city of Mousel in northern Iraq. Photo courtesy of Ayub Nuri. This week on War News Radio, we proudly present some of our favorite pieces from the summer. First, three Iraqis from Kurdistan tell us about the day-to-day problems they face…

Support Systems

Afghan women learning to make fruit preserves in Kabul. Photo courtesy of Rosemary Stasek. This week on War News Radio, we examine just how closely Pakistan’s equivalent of the CIA is tied to Taliban attacks in Afghanistan. Sonny Sidhu prepared this report. Next, we check in on the current status…

Hand In Hand

Members from all ethnic groups are present at a meeting of Kirkuk’s city council. Photo courtesy of Ayub Nuri. This week on War News Radio, an Iraqi journalist tells us the story of a suicide bombing that he witnessed during a political demonstration. Ayub Nuri prepared this report. Next, we…

Squaring Off

An Iranian border guard post on the Iran-Iraq border. Photo courtesy of Ayub Nuri. This week on War News Radio, we take a look at US-Iran diplomacy and hear from analysts about what it means for the two countries to be engaging in talks. Asher Sered and Alex Imas report.…

Loss of Status

An Iraqi army patrol at Kirkuk’s northern gate. Photo courtesy of Ayub Nuri. This week on War News Radio, we examine why the negotiations over the Status of Forces Agreement between the US and the Iraqi governments have stalled. Asher Sered and Sonny Sidhu prepared this report. We also talk…

Wide Awake

An insurgent in custody of the Iraqi army in Mousel. Photo courtesy of Ayub Nuri. This week on War News Radio, we consider the Awakening movement as a path to better security in Iraq. First, Iraqi civilians talk about how the Awakening Councils have affected their personal security. Elise Garrity…

Change of Scenery

A US humvee during a patrol in the city of Kirkuk. Photo courtesy of Ayub Nuri. This week on War News Radio, the mother of a young Iraq veteran tells us about how the war has affected his return home. Elise Garrity reports. Then, we hear about one soldier’s dissatisfaction…