A nation mired in corruption and scarred by war
IT IS dusty, polluted and overcrowded. Some might say it is a hole, with little chance of a bright future as a city where most of the citizens could lead a normal life free of poverty, disease and conflict. It is the Afghan capital, Kabul, which I visited nostalgically but depressingly in December. The city is reflective of the bitter political intrigues and treachery, poor governance, massive social-economic disparities and divisions, and foreign interventions that have come to mar Afghanistan’s stability, especially over the past 30 years.