Afghanistan and Pakistan: Taliban Toxin

Elections are divisive, pitting parties against each other in the pursuit of power. In Afghanistan the presidential poll could increase conflict too, with the Taliban exploiting easy targets and the risk of fraud high and rising. If things do go wrong, the shockwaves could cross the border into Pakistan where the Taliban toxin has been spreading.

The World Today
Published 1 June 2009 Updated 14 October 2020 4 minute READ

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