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After 25 years of civil war, Soviet occupation and rule by the fundamentalist Taliban, Afghanistan-s various ethnic groups have agreed on a Constitution. Though it looks good on paper, even supporters concede that democracy itself will be a long time coming. The Loya Jirga agreed to protect women-s rights and ethic identities, and it balanced civil law with Islamic principles. But warlords still run much of the country, some fundamentalist Taliban remain at large, and deadly violence is an every day fact of life. We speak with journalists and human rights advocates, Afghanistan experts and the Afghan ambassador to the US about national unity and ethnic divisions, women-s rights and fundamentalism, and continuing violence with elections scheduled in just six months.
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