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Not Your Cold War NATO: Alliance To Examine Itself

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Afghanistan is struggling to develop its court system, and public trials are still relatively rare. Here, an Afghan man named Mahmood (standing, right) listens to a court judge during his trial in the western city of Herat on Jan. 24. He had photos of NATO bases in Afghanistan and was sentenced to 16 years for spying for Iran. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan Justice: A Brief Trial, A Lengthy Sentence

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