The Corner Where Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan Meet



The Scariest Little Corner of the World

In the dusty triangle where Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan meet, there is more than one war going on.


An old man with a missing finger pulled me aside and admonished: “Our life depends on this smuggling business. If this ends, we will have nothing. There’s no other work here. I advise you to leave this place.” Eyeing me appraisingly, he added: “Be careful. You would be worth a lot of money.”