June 23 2008

VOA Encounter: Afganistan Update

International donors pledged more than 20 billion dollars toward Afghanistan's economic development at a recent conference in Paris. Halima Karzai, associate director of foreign policy at the Independent Women's Forum, and Ambassador David Kux, senior policy scholar in the Asia program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, talk with host Carol Castiel about progress made and obstacles that remain in a country where a resurgent Taliban and corruption bedevil long-term development prospects.

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