Could vast mineral wealth pave the way to peace in Afghanistan?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/world/asia/14min...

Is it possible to talk the Taliban into dividing the spoils?

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  • 7 years ago
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    No. The vast mineral wealth is part of what makes it such a prize. Afghanistan is a strategic piece of real estate in the geopolitical struggle for power and dominance in the region. The US wants it, Russia wants it. The Chinese want it and the Europeans want it. The superpowers have been fighting over it for a very long time and without a strong leader of it's own one of the superpowers will take it.

    When everyone is dead, the Great Game is finished. Not before.

    —Rudyard Kipling.

    ''The New Great Game''

    http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/the-new-gre...

    ''The New Great Game''

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Great_Game

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