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Foreign Affairs - March/April 2010

Foreign Affairs – March/April 2010

From the Sun King to Karzai – Seri Berman The primary challenge for Afghanistan is currently the establishment of a national government that has a monopoly over violence. In comparison to the French monarchs Louis XIII and Louis XIV, Afghanistan must consolidate central authority by eliciting the cooperation of local elites through coercion and carefully designed material benefits. Only by bringing warlords, tribal chiefs, and the […]