Sunday, February 23, 2014
Minerals in Afghanistan: Curse or Blessing
A blogger of Afghanistan (newly arrived on the scene) provides us some insight on the immense reserves of copper, iron, gold, hydrocarbons, and rare earth minerals. Unfortunately, as the author points out, minerals in Afghanistan may prove to be more trouble than they are worth due to corruption, warlords, lack of security, and minimal infrastructure (roads, railroads, and skilled labor). Read more in "Afghan Extractive Industry: Are Abundant Natural Resources a Blessing or a Curse?", Relentlessly Alive Blog, February 10, 2014 at this link. Learn more about Afghanistan's mineral resources.