Economic

Greed, Corruption and Danger: A Tarnished Afghan Gem Trade

“The local people called the militia’s takeover of the giant lapis mine in northeastern Badakhshan Province a white coup — easy and bloodless. Perhaps, but the seizure has become a lesson in how the lack of accountability and rule of law in Afghanistan can turn bounty into ruin.”

Source: Greed, Corruption and Danger: A Tarnished Afghan Gem Trade – The New York Times

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