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Soskis, Benjamin
December 2001
New Republic;12/3/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 23, p14
Focuses on the political conditions in Afghanistan, in light of the importance of ethnic ties in the country. Information on the largest ethnic group, Pashton; Information about ethnic groups which make up the Northern Alliance; Alliance between Afghani ethnic groups with Pakistan's regional rivals; Importance of the tribal unit in Afghanistan; Nationalism in Afghanistan; Speculation about the role of exiled King Zahir Shah with the collapse of the Taliban.


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