The west has paid the price for neglecting the Afghanistan economy

The west has paid the price for neglecting the Afghanistan economy

Martin Sandbu, Financial Times – 22 August 2021

Nation-building can only be done by those citizens who belong to it, this article argues, with Afghanistan being “too tribal and traditional a society” for it to ever fall to the influence of an outsider. Focusing on the economy and building a functioning state would have made military spending worthwhile.

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