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Afghanistan

  1. 1. Afghanistan<br />Land of Corruption<br />
  2. 2. Geography<br />-Southern Asia<br />-mostly rugged mountains<br />plains in north and southwest<br />-Land locked Nation <br />-north and west of Pakistan<br />-east of Iran <br />-Area is slightly smaller than Texas<br />
  3. 3. Overview:<br />Highly likely Afghanistan will remain unstable in the next 12-24 months. <br />Main Contributing nodes of instability:<br />-Social<br />-Political<br />-Military (Terrorism) <br />
  4. 4. Military<br />-The Afghan National Army (ANA) has not yet been tested by any major solo engagement<br />-No defense or production facilities operating in Afghanistan<br />-The ANA is entirely dependent on the goodwill of major donor states for equipment and training <br />-Warlords have maintained their private armies, which are, in total, far stronger than the ANA<br />
  5. 5. Political<br />-President HamidKarzai<br />-Parliamentary members are more interested with retaining personal power than building a functioning Nation<br />Political system is closely centered around President HamedKarzai, whose actions are becoming more erratic<br />The parliamentary system is <br />frequently undermined by the president<br />-Political stability regularly undermined by Terrorist, political squabbling, distrust between and within rival ethnic groups and severe economic problems.<br />
  6. 6. Economic<br />-Unemployment rate:40%<br />-Corruption is widespread throught Afghanistan because of poverty<br />-Opium supports the country of Afghanistan.<br />Afghanistan produces 92% of the world&apos;s opium.<br />-Afghanistan is extremely poor, landlocked, and highly dependent on foreign aid, agriculture, and trade with neighboring countries. <br />
  7. 7. Social<br />-Population: 33,609,937<br />-Hostility between the majority Sunnis and the 20 % Shia Muslim minority<br />-Ethnic groups: <br />Diverse Ethnic groups account for much instability In Afghanistan. Tribal and ethnic interests are more important than government Matters to the population<br />-No sense of National pride in Afghanistan<br />
  8. 8. Summary<br />Highly likely Afghanistan will remain unstable in the next 12-24 months. <br />-Social<br />-Political<br />-Military (Terrorism) <br />
  9. 9. Questions?<br />
  10. 10. Thank you for your time and attention.<br />
  11. 11. Graphic sourcing<br />Flag<br />http://www.tofocus.info/images/flags/afghanistan-flag.gif<br />http://www.topnews.in/files/Afghanistan-Map_1.jpg<br />Geography<br />http://www.terrorismfiles.org/countries/images/afghanistan_map_area.gif<br />http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41381000/jpg/_41381798_kabul_ap416.jpg<br />Overview<br />http://www.defendamerica.mil/images/photos/sept2005/photoessays/pi092205a1.jpg<br />Military<br />http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/08/photogalleries/afghanistan-pictures/images/primary/1_461.jpg<br />Economic<br />http://easterncampaign.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/hamid_karzai_2006-09-26.jpg<br />Political<br />http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_L4oyZMsS454/RrUnd01B90I/AAAAAAAAAZ8/jckes9HtYXg/s400/ethnic_map.jpg<br />Social<br />

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