Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Why Afghanistan Needs Democracy

In the midst of deliberations about the strategy and scope of the Afghan mission in the U.S. and elsewhere, when the country is preparing to take part in another historic election this year, some analysts are trying to put the emphasis purely on the military, while others still hold importance in democracy-building and reconstruction activities.

Meanwhile, every poll and survey continues to show that everyday Afghans, while critical of some aspects of the mission over the past eight years, believe in further developing democratic values and structures as a safeguard against extremism and injustice that are considered universal threats.



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