Gerard Russell at Foreign Policy: ‘The Avoidable Death Of Afghan Democracy’

Full article here.

“If the Afghan government can use the lessons from this election to build some protection for the Afghan people against fraud and corruption, then those who died and suffered because of the last vote will not have done so in vain.”

Yet who will help to maintain the democratic structure that has been cobbled together?


And now that Abdullah Abdullah has pulled out, it’s going to be time for Obama to make a decision.  Anthony Cordesman outlines what he thinks ought to be considered here.

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