Achieving Democracy in Afghanistan Doesn't Require a Western-Style Democracy
Air Command and Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States
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The West persists in advocating a democracy ill-suited for the Afghan people. The West should ask the following question How may we assist the Afghan people in adopting a form of governance most consistent with their culture and current economic conditions to allow for effective control of Afghanistan This essay discusses the cultural justification for more suitable governance, the importance of perceived governmental legitimacy by the Afghan people, and exposes obvious failings of the current attempt to implement a Western-style democracy within Afghanistan.