Mining in Afghanistan : a pathway for development and modernization
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Afghanistan, a nation battered after three decades of war and conflict, has a new opportunity to reset the calculus on its internal and regional insecurities through the establishment of a mineral mining economy. Following the invasion of Afghanistan by coalition forces in the fall of 2001, billions of dollars of foreign aid have been funneled into the country. Critics argue that this assistance has not achieved significant, sustainable steps towards the Afghan society despite the good intentions of its donors. The Afghanistan National Development Strategy was created in 2008 as the nation's ...