For almost five years, Kim Barker was the South Asia bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune, directing coverage of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. After the Tribune decided to cut back on foreign coverage, Barker quit in May to write a book and become the Edward R. Murrow fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Stabbed in the Back

Move America Forward has collected millions to send care packages to U.S. troops. But its assets have benefited conservative political consulting firms close to its Tea Party founder.

Kabul has gone on red alert over swine flu—though the disease is not much in evidence. Kim Barker reports on why some think the government is using the disease as a pretext for stifling dissent.