Afghans Face Uncertain Future

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In Afghanistan today, many people live in poverty, and must endure shortages of food, water and electricity. Khaled Hosseini, author of Kite Runner, talks about his recent trip to Afghanistan, and the fear among Afghanis that — six years after the U.S. invasion — they will be forgotten.


Sarah Chayes, Former NPR reporter, now runs a cooperative in Kandahar, where she's lived for six years; author, The Punishment of Virtue : Inside Afghanistan after the Taliban

Seth Jones, Afghanistan analyst at the Rand Corporation

Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns; goodwill envoy to United Nations High Commission for Refugees



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