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Economy and Security are inseparable.

Afghans Boost Trade and Investment

January 2011, Number 02.01

“For centuries, Afghanistan’s relatively primitive economy has focused on local production for local needs: goat herding, brick making, hand weaving and subsistence agriculture. The big exception has been opium, a product whose illicit international success has been a source of woe.

But even in the face of corruption and insecurity, the country is pressing forward with attempts to link itself productively to the international economy, playing off its strengths as an affordable source of agricultural produce, valuable minerals and semi-skilled labor...”

Excerpt from per Concordiam Staff, “Afghans Boost Trade and Investment,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 2, No. 1, 2011: 56-59.

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