Describing Kosovo as a 'success' disheartening for Afghan hopes

As everyone scrambles to predict a possible future outlook for war-ravaged Afghanistan, the negative variables continue to mount.

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Simon Chesterman
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 11/04/2009 12:00 am EST

As everyone scrambles to predict a possible future outlook for war-ravaged Afghanistan, the negative variables continue to mount. In the power vacuum created by the failed August elections and nationwide apathy in anticipation of the now-cancelled Nov. 7 presidential run-off vote, the Taliban boldly stepped up their attacks.

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