Matthieu Aikins is the Schell Fellow at The Nation Institute. His reporting from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and Libya has appeared in magazines like Harper's, Rolling Stone, the Atlantic, GQ, and Wired. His investigative work exposing war crimes in Afghanistan won him the George Polk Award and the Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. He has been a National Magazine Award finalist, and his work has appeared in the anthology The Best American Magazine Writing 2012. He currently splits his time between Afghanistan and Pakistan and is writing a book on the Pakistani megacity of Karachi.
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