TITLE

Between war and peace

AUTHOR(S)
Dalrymple, William
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
New Statesman;4/11/2014, Vol. 143 Issue 5205, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at political, economic, and security conditions in Afghanistan, as of 2014. It reports on the country's April 5, 2014, presidential election, noting the high voter turnout and discussing presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani (Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai), Zalmai Rassoul, and Abdullah Abdullah. Topics include the Afghan War and its end, ethnic divisions in the country, and Pakistan-Afghanistan relations.
ACCESSION #
95495012

 

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