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Water Crisis in Kabul Could Be Severe If Not Addressed

In this article, Mohsin Amin and Elnaz Hassanpour Adeh from Oregon State University tackle the issue of water scarcity in Afghanistan and its implications for the stability of the country. After discussing the recent myriad problems facing the water infrastructure system in Kabul, they propose several engineering and policy solutions such as the construction of the Shah-Arus Dam and the creation of the Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) that will ameliorate the situation.

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Afghanistan, The End of the Line: How Lack of Transportation Infrastructure Can Prevent Economic Development

Authors Jan Brecht-Clark and Rohullah Osmani discuss how a lack of transportation infrastructure–railroads, highways, and civil aviation–are limiting economic development in Afghanistan.