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Afghanistan is not a lost cause

Afghanistan is more stable than for decades—but we'll have to pay to keep it that way

By David Loyn   March 2015

Families relax in the Gardens of Babur, Kabul in April 2012. © Christian Science Monitor/Getty

Ask any student at Kabul University if the west lost the war in Afghanistan, and you will get an emphatic answer—No. Given an opportunity, they have grabbed it—they are the first generation for 30 years to have aspirations beyond struggle, death and martyrdom.

The university is humming with new life, interest and hope. Like other developing countries, Afghanistan’s demography…

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