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By Afghans, for Afghans

09-Jul-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases

OpEd by President and CEO Tom Miller

As America withdraws combat troops, the Afghans I have met over the past four years point to an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial sector creating jobs and consumers ready to participate in a more stable economy.  It has not gone unnoticed that Afghanistan, a nation of some 30 million people, is rich in natural resources.  The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that untapped mineral deposits there are worth between $900 billion and $3 trillion.  Afghanistan has historically been dominated by entrepreneurs from Pakistan, China, and Iran who have exploited these resources to their own advantage.  But, one step at a time, Afghanistan is building the capacity to exploit and market its resources to its own advantage. Read the full OpEd by our CEO Tom Miller published in The Hill.


 

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