As the U.S. prepares to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, journalist Jeffrey Stern looks at how the departure is likely to affect the lives of ordinary people. Will the changes introduced over the last decade be lasting? Will civil society thrive? Stern’s project explores the legacy of America’s long war in Afghanistan by chronicling how it ends. He shows how Afghanistan’s vulnerable groups—women, minorities, youth, businesses dependent on the foreign presence—are preparing for an Afghanistan after the withdrawal.
View Jeffrey’s reporting project: “Afghanistan: On Its Own.”