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Afghanistan: Revival of the Taliban

The Taliban are back. While a somewhat effective new democratic government tries to run Afghanistan, the fundamentalist resistance is becoming bolder. Without the help of the American and European forces that still remain in the country, the new government would find it difficult to maintain law and order. The battles between the conservatives and the liberals and the distrust between the two major nationalities – Pushtoo and Tajik – increase the instability. Where is the future of Afghanistan?

Date: 09/22/2005

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