Afghanistan has been back in the news of late. Recent losses of civilian and military lives and the Taliban’s increasing use of purely terrorist tactics such as kidnappings and bombings have had a negative impact on public perceptions of the country’s progress. But these developments should not overshadow the good news: The government is present in more areas than ever before, health care and education are being delivered to more people, the United Nations last month reported a sharp decline in opium production, and Afghanistan won its first Olympic medal at the Beijing Games. To understand the importance of such achievements, consider how far Afghanistan has come in a short time.… Seguir leyendo »
David A. Gross
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