Jeffrey Stern

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Life as One of the Most Persecuted Ethnic Groups on the Planet

1 July 2013 | The Atlantic

Life as One of the Most Persecuted Ethnic Groups on the Planet

Imagine that you live in Afghanistan. Your ancestors have lived there for hundreds of years, but you are a minority. In fact, you are a minority two times over, because the religion you practice is different from the one most people practice, and the way you look is different from the way most people look.

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The New Taliban

26 February 2013 | The Atlantic

The New Taliban

A string of lethal attacks against a minority group provides a preview of what the rest of the world can expect.

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The Making of an Afghan Politician

19 August 2009 | Slate

The Making of an Afghan Politician

On Aug. 2, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai appeared on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS to make his case for the Afghan presidency. His answers were astute and his facts irrefutable, and he seemed more engaged than the other main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, who spoke from an office in Kabul, wore a suit, and seemed to be trying, with an affect of singular disinterest, to appear modern and refined.

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A KFC to Give the Colonel Indigestion

17 July 2008 | Time

A KFC to Give the Colonel Indigestion

As the sun sets in Kabul and the wail of the muezzin issuing from loudspeakers mounted on minarets calls the faithful to evening prayer, the fryer at KFC is being fired up for the evening rush. But Kabul Fried Chicken has little in common with the U.S. chain whose initials it copied: The chairs are a little too high for the tables, and the delights depicted in photographs mounted on the walls — big milkshakes, braised ribs, lattes — are conspicuously absent from the menu.

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