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Sudarsan Raghavan

Bureau chiefKabul


There were more U.S.-coalition airstrikes in Syria and Iraq in the past year than during more than five years of the Afghan war.

  • Sep 18, 2015

Violent clashes have erupted in the streets, prompting police to deploy water cannons and tear gas.

  • Sep 17, 2015

After more than two decades of landmine clearance, the southern African country is enjoying prosperity.

  • Sep 17, 2015

During the second Republican presidential debate, the candidates swept from one extreme to another to address how to deal with the Russian leader.

  • Sep 16, 2015

A survey of Syrians shows some surprising attitudes about their 4-year-old conflict

  • Sep 15, 2015

While some Indian women find themselves with more choice, others end up being trafficked and sold into forced marriages.

  • Sep 10, 2015

Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees have left Pakistan this year, amid reports of intimidation, extortion and threats.

  • Sep 9, 2015

The U.S. government continues to court some of the world’s most corrupt and brutal autocrats.

  • Sep 8, 2015

These sisters have an extraordinary relationship with the Saudi monarchy. On Saturday in Washington, they will meet their third king.

  • Sep 5, 2015

The image of Aylan Kurdi’s body has stirred outrage and forced the global community to confront its response to a refugee crisis that is only growing.

  • Sep 3, 2015
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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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