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Is Afghanistan Really a "Fanatically Corrupt" Country?
The Heller School
Graduate school and research institution at Brandeis University
When British Prime Minister David Cameron was overheard calling Afghanistan and Nigeria "fanatically corrupt" countries on the eve of an anti-corruption summit in London, the incident was labeled as "embarrassing" and "unfair" by some in both countries.
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The Great Afghan Corruption Scam
Author, 'Apocalyptic Realm: Jihadists in South Asia'
Between 2005 and 2007, when American combat forces in Afghanistan doubled, the Pentagon's budget for the Afghan War leaped from $17.2 billion to $34.9 billion annually. In this period, opportunities for corruption rose exponentially.
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Afghanistan's Rock-bottom Global Corruption Ranking
Author, 'Waging War on Corruption - Inside the Movement Fighti...
The 2012 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, published yesterday, finds Afghanistan at the absolute bottom, sharing this dismal place with North Korea and Somalia. There is a brutal message here for the architects of Western geo-political strategy.
Corruption Is Impeding Independent Afghan Military Operations, Afghan General Says
The Fate of Women in Afghanistan: An International Women's Day Conversation With Zainab Salbi
magazine; national gender pay equity ...
"Protecting women's rights, and protecting women from violence is not an isolated issue from the larger violence that is happening in the country. Violence simply starts with women but never stops with them."
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Gratitude in Iraq
One bit of news coming out of Iraq suggests that in at least one respect Iraq has modeled itself after its invaders. It comes as a welcome antidote to the bad news coming out of other places in that part of the world.
Hamid Karzai Longs For 'Golden Age' Of The Bush Years
Reform and Realism in Afghanistan's Minerals Sector
Former President, Revenue Watch Institute
Afghanistan faces a storm of challenges in its minerals sector. A major one? The natural resistance of multinationals to invest in a place with serious security concerns.
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The Malik's Answer to Corruption
Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise
With wider popular involvement, particularly from Afghan's local business community that would benefit most from lower corruption, Afghanistan's institutions will reflect the true values of its citizens.
Karzai Asserts Control Over U.S.-Backed Anticorruption Units
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Building a House in Afghanistan
Blogger, Demagogues and Dictators
This is clearly not the way to build a house. Unfortunately, if you'll forgive the somewhat strained Friedman-esque analogy, this is exactly what the U.S. is doing in Afghanistan.
The Eikenberry Cables
Associate professor of Journalism, Boston University
Eikenberry's cables were a forceful argument against the "Obama Surge" of 30,000 American troops to Afghanistan. Some time after the cables were written, Eikenberry drank the Kool-Aid.
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Judah the Maccabee's Five Lessons for Barack Obama
From the story of Chanukah, we see how
to fight a guerrilla insurgency. From the Maccabees, we learn how to rally a people and a nation. Here are Chanukah's five geopolitical lessons.
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