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AAN in the Media

The War on Terror Was Corrupt From the Start

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The New York Times, 13 September 2021

In this opinion piece, author Sarah Stockman quotes from AAN’s Kate Clark’s major report of Afghanistan as a rentier economy:

A report by Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analysts Network outlined how Afghanistan’s rentier economy undermined efforts to build a democracy. Since money flowed from foreigners instead of taxes, leaders were responsive to donors rather than their own citizens.