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Svante Cornell, director of the Swedish Institute for Security and Development Policy. (Photo: ISDP)
Interview
22 Mar 18
Region looks at boosting ties, despite Chinese and Russian attempts at dominance.
Afghan construction workers shovel cement to build a wall. (Photo: Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
21 Mar 18
Industrialists say that ongoing losses will prove hard to reverse.
An Afghan potter prepares bowls in his studio. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
20 Feb 18
Craftsmen and traders say that business is booming.
An expert examines emeralds from an Afghan mine. The mineral resources of Afghanistan are relatively unexplored even with Afghanistan's wealth of coal, copper, gold and iron ore, with precious and semiprecious stones. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
12 Feb 18
Locals say that precious assets are being squandered.
An Afghan National Police officer patrols the streets of Kabul. (Photo: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
8 Feb 18
Fears that spate of violence will further curtail much-needed investment.
An Afghan man prays in a field of poppy. (Photo: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)
25 Jan 18
Locals say that reviving a once-flourishing processing plant could provide a much-needed alternative.
Afghan farmers work together to build a greenhouse. (Photo: ResoluteSupportMedia/Flickr)
17 Jan 18
Hopes that new infrastructure could replace opium farming in the southern province.
Pomegranates from Kandahar ready for processing at Afghanistan's first juice concentrate factory. Kabul, October 2009. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
17 Jan 18
Nearly 23,000 tonnes sold abroad this year, bringing in some four million dollars.
Marble on display at a specialist shop in Afghanistan. (Photo: USAID Afghanistan/Wikimedia Commons)
29 Nov 17
Insurgents funnel off extraction fees amid disputed control of the site.
Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev. (Photo: Uzbek president's press service)
22 Nov 17
In surprise move, previously isolated state calls for tighter regional integration.

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