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Tackling Corruption in Afghanistan: It's Now or Never

In March, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah will make their first visit to the United States since assuming office under a power-sharing agreement reached in 2014. While the formation of a unity government settled months of political tension, the new coalition faces serious challenges. Of the many threats to Afghanistan’s long-term security and economic development, two stand out as especially persistent and grave. The foremost threat is the Taliban insurgency in the country’s South and East; the second most pressing issue is widespread corruption.