Sudarsan Raghavan

Bureau chiefKabul


A political gridlock eased more than three months after the power-sharing government took office in Kabul.

  • Jan 12, 2015

Abbas Alizada’s story involves an uncanny resemblance to Bruce Lee, high kicks and a social media fan base. His rags-to-riches transformation is inspiring young people in his homeland.

  • Jan 3, 2015

Villagers in Kivuye, who had some hope last year, are once again ordered by men with guns.

  • Dec 29, 2014

No longer aided by U.S. forces, an Afghan battalion struggles to hold on to its gains near the capital.

  • Dec 21, 2014

A senior officer of the Afghan Supreme Court is among those killed in the spate of violence.

  • Dec 13, 2014

The shutdown of the facility at Bagram air base comes as attacks kill 7 across the country.

  • Dec 11, 2014

Despite advances in recent years, attitudes toward women remain ultra-conservative, even in Afghanistan’s cosmopolitan capital.

  • Dec 7, 2014

Along a violent stretch of the Kabul-Jalalabad Road, the challenges to U.S. and Afghan forces are clear.

  • Dec 7, 2014

Adnan el Shukrijumah, a Saudi American, was charged with plotting to bomb the New York subway.

  • Dec 6, 2014

The assault killed at least nine people, and suspicion immediately fell on the Taliban.

  • Dec 1, 2014
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Sudarsan Raghavan is the Washington Post’s Kabul bureau chief. Previously, he was the bureau chief in Nairobi and Baghdad. Sudarsan has reported from more than 60 countries on five continents and extensively covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, radical Islamist movements and global terrorism. Sudarsan has also covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the 2011 Arab revolutions, and 17 African wars. He joined the Post in 2005 after working mostly in Africa for Knight Ridder, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Newsweek. Sudarsan’s professional honors include the George Polk Award, three Overseas Press Club Awards and the Livingston Award for international reporting.
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