Good News from Afghanistan To

by Nathan Hamm on 12/4/2003

Good News from Afghanistan
To all those who think Afghanistan is all bad news and proof of US failure: read the news from Mazar-i-Sharif (via: Oxblog).
I’ve covered this briefly before, but it goes without saying that the
fact that disarmament of warlords in the north is proceeding beyond
just words is fabulous to hear. It’s also good to hear that Rumsfeld
was on hand to encourage one of the warlords, General Abdul Rashid
Dostum (an Uzbek), to pick up the pace on disarmament. General Atta Mohammed (a Tajik) has turned over much more weaponry.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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