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Surveying the Afghan Elections

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Surveying the Afghan Elections

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Surveying the Afghan Elections

Surveying the Afghan Elections

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This weekend's presidential election in Afghanistan marks a critical test for the government in Kabul, American policy, relations with Afghanistan's neighbors and for the country's former rulers, the Taliban. We talk with Peter Bergen and Ahmed Rashid on the crucial election in Afghanistan.

Guests:

Peter Bergen, Author of Holy War, Inc.: Inside The Secret World of Osama bin Laden. Fellow at the New America Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Shahir Zahine, founder and president of the Killid Media Group, which include Radio Killid Kabul

Ahmed Rashid, correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review. Author of Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia and Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil & Fundamentalism in Central Asia