Monday, September 04, 2006

AFGHANISTAN: Interview with regional analyst Barnet Rubin

What has gone badly wrong is that the international actors underinvested in providing security for the Afghan people by not expanding the International Security Assistance Force [ISAF – provides security mainly in the capital] earlier. They didn’t invest adequately in rebuilding the administration and also there were huge delays in starting reconstruction and development programmes – often inadequately funded. And now the Afghan government has very little capacity, it is corrupted.


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