A Failing Cause

Baker, Aryn
October 2010
Time International (Asia Edition);10/4/2010, Vol. 176 Issue 14, p34
The author reflects on the important role of the international community's long-term commitment in bringing peace and security to Afghanistan. She examines the negative impact of political corruption and electoral fraud on the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the Afghan government in general. She comments on the short-term thinking among Afghans, which is supported by their Western benefactors like the U.S. She also mentions the need to strengthen institutions that build security.


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