Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Afghanistan and Iran

This article from the Asia Times claims that the US is losing the peace in Afghanistan. The story is based on this report from the Council on Foreign Relations (a PDF file). In the meantime, another Asia Times story claims that Iran is meddling in a serious way in Afghan affairs. "Very much as in Iraq, there are clear indications that with the help of more than a dozen important Hezb-i-Islami leaders based in Tehran, Iran has established a supply line for the resistance movement in Afghanistan to consolidate in areas where it has yet to establish itself fully. The Hezb-i-Islami, led by famed Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, is the most organized resistance force in Afghanistan. Hekmatyar recently returned to Afghanistan after several years of exile in Iran."

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