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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Institut für Sozialwissen­schaften | Internationale Politik | Hamid Karzai im Interview mit Florian Kühn und Morsal Thahmass: "We don't want to be a Rentier State forever"

Hamid Karzai im Interview mit Florian Kühn und Morsal Thahmass: "We don't want to be a Rentier State forever"

Morsal Thahmass, in cooperation with Florian Kühn, co-editor of the JISB, interviewed H. E. Hamid Karzai, the former President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The interview took place at the Protestant Academy Villigst in Germany on 25 November 2017, where he attended the 31st Civil Society Afghanistan Conference. Although retired, Karzai is still an influential voice in Afghan politics and remains well connected globally. He is best known for being very outspoken against the bombing and night raids of private homes in Afghanistan as part of the so-called War on Terror. During the Obama administration, he was accused of corruption and nepotism, yet reportedly – despite accepting payments for his government – he could not ‘be bought’ (Rosenberg 2013 Rosenberg, Matthew. 2013. “With Bags of Cash, C.I.A. seeks Influence in Afghanistan”. New York Times, 28 April. https://nyti.ms/Y7anC3. [Google Scholar]). More recently he has argued for the continued support of Afghanistan from international donors, and argued against both the forceful relocation of Afghan refugees and the continued military campaigns to fight alleged terrorists that are harming the Afghan population.  ...

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17502977.2018.1468050