Alam Payind

Director, Ohio State University's Middle East Studies Center

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Director of Middle East Studies Center at Ohio State University in Columbus

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After Somallia,  Transparency International  now ranks the government of Afghanistan as the most corrupt in the world.  The latest evidence is the crisis involving  Kabul Bank ,…

The Run on Kabul Bank: Corruption and the Karzai Government

After Somallia, Transparency International now ranks the government of Afghanistan as the most corrupt in the world.  The latest evidence is the crisis involving Kabul Bank ,…

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After Somallia,  Transparency International  now ranks the government of Afghanistan as the most corrupt in the world.

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After Somallia, Transparency International now ranks the government of Afghanistan as the most corrupt in the world.

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