matt aikins

Matthieu Aikins is the Schell Fellow at Type Media Center. His reporting from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and Libya has appeared in magazines like the New Yorker, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times Magazine. 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 is currently writing a book about Afghan refugees traveling to Europe.

Recent Work

Yemen’s Hidden War

Yemen’s Hidden War

A journey into one of the most remote and dangerous countries in the world.

Whoever Saves a Life

Whoever Saves a Life

Seven days inside the life-and-death world of Syria’s first responders  —  the last hope for civilians caught in the chaos.

Last Tango in Kabul

Last Tango in Kabul

While war raged across Afghanistan, expats lived in a bubble of good times and easy money. But as the US withdraws, life has taken a deadly turn.

The Bidding War

The Bidding War

How a young Afghan military contractor became spectacularly rich.

 Did the Army Cover Up a Murder Spree in Afghanistan?

Did the Army Cover Up a Murder Spree in Afghanistan?

Exclusive video: “I saw with my own eyes that they killed people.”

Gangs of Karachi

Gangs of Karachi

Meet the mobsters who run the show in one of the world’s deadliest cities

Audio

Reporter In Kabul Wins Award For Courage In Journalism

by NPR

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/369613408/369636825

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