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Economy

Loaves, not bombs, pose significant threat

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Asia Times online, 17 September 2010 The two authors warn that Afghanistan ‘faces a serious food crisis, especially through the southern, eastern and central regions, which is adding to the burden for a war-ravaged nation’. The reasons are ‘a nationwide decrease in wheat output’, floods, drought and fires in neighbouring countries so that imports become […]

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Corruption Suspected in Airlift of Billions in Cash From Kabul .

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Wall Street Journal, 25 June 2010 Another interesting contribution on Afghanistan’s political economy. Here: The boxes of money taken out of the country.

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U.S.: DynCorp Oversight in Afghanistan Faulted

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IPS, 27 February 2010 A high-level investigation by two major US government agencies says that the State Department has completely failed to do any serious oversight of the private contractor DynCorp to whom they paid 1.6 billion dollars to provide police training.

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Officials puzzle over millions of dollars leaving Afghanistan by plane for Dubai

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Washington Post, 25 February 2010 In a cash exodus, estimated well over $1 billion a year flows mostly to Dubai, where many wealthy Afghans now park their families and funds, according to U.S. and Afghan officials

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In Afghanistan, signs of crony capitalism

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The Washington Post, 22 February 2010 Kabul Bank provides members of the Karzai family and his entourage with special deals and campaign support, moving money in unconventional ways.

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