April 22, 2014

Karzai's Successor Must Fight Corruption

Timothy Homan, The Fiscal Times

The Associated Press

resident Hamid Karzai’s successor will have to battle more than just the Taliban. A culture of corruption is entrenched within Afghanistan’s borders.

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TAGGED: Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan, Corruption


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