Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Just So You Know

One of the problems besetting Afghanistan's future is the power of the country's warlords. Many of them are known to have criminal and drug associations, some are outright thugs. But the president, Hamid Karzai, is able to keep his office only with their support.

The map above shows how much of Afghanistan is under warlord rule. This map is about three years out of date. The red part, representing the Taliban, would be rather larger today.

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