The Run on Kabul Bank: Corruption and the Karzai Government

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The run on Kabul Bank in Afghanistan raises a disturbing question: what if government corruption is more dangerous than the Taliban? Also, US Marines raid a hijacked ship off Somalia, and a small-time evangelical pastor becomes an international figure with a book-burning plan denounced all across the political and religious spectrum.

Banner image: Men stand before the main branch of the Kabul Bank on September 5, 2010. Branches of Afghanistan's biggest private bank were crowded with government employees queueing to be paid and customers wanting to withdraw their money following corruption allegations. Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images



Warren Olney