Latest from Kazi Awal

Boko Haram brought terror to Niger. Can a defectors program bring peace?

The State Department is set to invest millions to deradicalize fighters in Niger.
  • Nov 20, 2018

How Trump?s decision on TPP became a setback for democracy in Vietnam

Vietnam had promised more workers? rights. Without the TPP, it has instead unleashed a crackdown.
  • Oct 11, 2018

A father, a daughter and the search for answers in a toxic town

Industrial chemicals dumped long ago still haunt Minden, W.Va., a community beset by cancer and fear. Like her father, physician Ayne Amjad is trying to track the links.
  • Jul 23, 2018

‘In all reality, there were three shooters.’ Oklahomans kill an active shooter, and it’s not as simple as it sounds.

They were the “good guys with guns,” and they were hailed as heroes. But the incident was complex, and the shooters know it could have ended in so many different ways.
  • Jul 13, 2018

As a U.S. shadow war intensifies in Yemen, al-Qaeda is down but not out

Pentagon says militants are losing ground. Local anti-al-Qaeda fighters report their gains against the group are precarious and it remains a potent threat.
  • Jul 6, 2018

Saudi women on the front line of change

Reforms decreed by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman are bringing unprecedented change to the lives of Saudi women — and also revealing how far the conservative kingdom has to go.
  • Jun 17, 2018

A warrior goes to China: Did Erik Prince cross a line?

The Blackwater founder is running a security college in Beijing that is training Chinese military and security personnel to protect China’s economic interests abroad. Prince’s latest business initiative has proven troubling to some members of Congress and military officials.
  • May 4, 2018

The allure of the AR-15: ‘I know I don’t need it,’ says one recent buyer, but that’s not the point

The AR-15, despite its use in high-profile mass killings, is the most popular rifle on the market. A first-time buyer explains his attraction.
  • Apr 8, 2018