Afghanistan Readies for Democracy

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After 23 years of constant warfare, the much-awaited loya jirga will start forming Afghanistan-s permanent government next week; if the loya jirga can get off the ground. Some of the 1400 delegates have been bribed by ethnic war-lords, the dominant Pushtuns have threatened a boycott, American troops are still pursuing the Taliban and Al Qaeda and International forces are stuck in Kabul. We talk about civic order and Democracy in the new Afghanistan with a reporter for the Christian Science Monitor, the Director of Human Rights Watch, an Afghanistan aid worker with the United Nations Development Program, and Afghanistan policy advisor to the Pentagon during the Reagan years.
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Human Rights Watch

United Nations Development Program

Johns Hopkins School For Advanced International Studies

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner



Warren Olney