Guest Zaher Wahab, Professor Emeritus from Lewis & Clark College and a native of Afghanistan, describes the current condition of and how the American occupation and other civil disturbances have harmed the Afghan educational system. The Afghan government is a puppet government and is seen as illegitimate by the people, in part because of the power of NGOs operating there. Reconstruction efforts have been a failure with most of the money going back to the donor countries or spent by donor country's own NGOs. With a short discussion of drones, Zaher notes that the Afghan people are done with foreigners and just want them all out.
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