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Afghanistan’s Minerals: A Looted Economic Hope for Stability
October 05, 2018
Afghanistan’s Minerals: A Looted Economic Hope for Stability
Instead of being looted, Afghanistan’s resources should be strategically exploited for the country's benefit.
Afghanistan’s Minerals: A Looted Economic Hope for Stability
Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan
February 28, 2018
Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan
There's coal in them thar Afghan hills.
Why the Americans Shouldn't Dig for Coal in Afghanistan
Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?
July 27, 2017
Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?
Afghanistan's mineral wealth could help kickstart the economy, but beware of the resource curse.
Will Afghanistan's Minerals Shape Trump's Policy Toward the Region?
The Story Behind China's Long-Stalled Mine in Afghanistan
January 07, 2017
The Story Behind China's Long-Stalled Mine in Afghanistan
Nine years after Chinese companies took control of Mes Aynak, copper extraction has yet to start.
The Story Behind China's Long-Stalled Mine in Afghanistan
Taliban Loot Afghanistan's Mineral Riches
August 06, 2016
Taliban Loot Afghanistan's Mineral Riches
Illegal mining fuels the Taliban insurgency, threatening to turn the country’s vast mineral wealth into a "resource curse."
Taliban Loot Afghanistan's Mineral Riches
Islamic State Eying Afghanistan’s Natural Resources
June 28, 2015
Islamic State Eying Afghanistan’s Natural Resources
An expansion of the group’s operations in Afghanistan could threaten the fledgling mining industry.
Islamic State Eying Afghanistan’s Natural Resources
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