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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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Crony War: How Washington Fights Its Money Wars
America's post-9/11 conflicts have been wars of corruption, a point surprisingly seldom made in the mainstream media. Keep in mind that George W. Bush's administration was a monster of privatization.
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.
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Karzai Dishes Out Petty Revenge On GOP Critic
Max J. Rosenthal
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."
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.
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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.
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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.
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