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Environment
Afghanistanâ's natural landscape consists of plains, mountains, marshes, and forests. More than 80% of Afghanistanâ's land is threatened by soil erosion that has multiple negative effects on agricultural output, including increased salinization and de-vegetation.1 Contributing causes to the environmental crisis include armed conflict, population displacement, and misuse of natural resources.2 Afghanistanâ's climate is one of the most vulnerable to the consequences of climate change.3 Massive deforestation has created vulnerability to natural disasters. Droughts have decreased water resources and have caused emigration from Afghanistan.4 A huge part of the deterioration of the environment is the lack of government action and legislation to protect and preserve the environment. Over 70% of Afghanistanâ's forests have been cut down in the past 20 years.5 Deforestation has lead to ...See More an increase in floods and avalanches, and the nationâ's forests may be completely eradicated if the current trajectory is not changed.6 These forests are sources of fuel and important materials. With the agrarian nature of the economy, nearly 80% of the population is involve farming or herding and depend on agricultural production for their livelihoods.7 This damage to the land can severely limit the income of thousands of people and can keep the country in poverty. Show Less

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1 http://www.irinnews.org/report/73481/afghanistan-environmental-crisis-looms-as-conflict-goes-on
2 Ibid
3 http://www.unep.org/disastersandconflicts/CountryOperations/Afghanistan/ClimateChangeAdaptation/tabid/133225/Default.aspx
4 http://postconflict.unep.ch/publications/afghanistanpcajanuary2003.pdf
5http://www.irinnews.org/report/73481/afghanistan-environmental-crisis-looms-as-conflict-goes-on
6 Ibid
7 http://www.afghanistan-un.org/2011/10/debate-on-agriculture-development-and-food-security/
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Afghanistan News

The National Interest Online (blog) 
Something approaching peace and stability will come to Afghanistan the only way it ever has come to Afghanistan in the past: through deals reached among the different factions, power centers, and ethnic groups within Afghanistan. External military ... See more..
FederalNewsRadio.com 
Many entrepreneurs don' think of Afghanistan when expanding globally, but business should think twice or risk missing out on an opportunity, said the founder and CEO of global consulting and contracting firm MAIH Group. Maryam Atmar has a unique ... See more..
Daily Caller 
Russia may be actively supplying and aiding the Taliban in Afghanistan, thus expanding the ongoing insurgency in the war-torn country, says the top U.S. general in Europe. “I've seen the influence of Russia of late — increased influence in terms of ... See more..
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World Tribune 
The United States and the Afghan army it is training plan to drive the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate out of Afghanistan this year, U.S. military officials said. Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISIS-K), based near the Afghan-Pakistan border, has ... See more..
NBC New York 
A 28-year-old Marine veteran who lost both legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device graduated from the Suffolk County Police Department Academy Friday, and officials say he's believed to be the first fully active duty double amputee cop in ... See more..
Stuff.co.nz 
ISAF in Afghanistan issued a press release the next day confirming the operation and that 12 insurgents had been killed. But there was no mention of New Zealand's involvement. That statement referred to two Taliban commanders who were the target of the ... See more..
Irish Times 
Ireland lost their one-day international series decider against Afghanistan by seven wickets. William Porterfield's men could not stop Rahmat Shah (108 not out) in Greater Noida, where Afghanistan successfully overhauled Ireland's 229 all out with ... See more..
Pajhwok Afghan News (subscription) (blog) 
Rahmat Shah brought Afghanistan home with huge six. He was also declared man of the match for his 108 crucial runs that steered Afghanistan to victory. PR Stirling from Ireland was awarded man of the series trophy. Afghanistan Chief Executive Officer ... See more..
Anadolu Agency 
Pakistan will take part in an international conference in Moscow next month to discuss peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, according to the Foreign Ministry Friday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria confirmed the country's participation ... See more..
ArmyTimes.com 
Army special operators confer with Afghan chieftains and resistance fighters during the early days of the war in Afghanistan. Beginning Oct. 19, 2001, 12-man Special Forces detachments from 5th Special Forces Group began arriving in Afghanistan in the ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, east of Iran
Area

Total 652,230 sq km
Land 652,230 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers ;
Natural Resources

natural gas, petroleum, coal, copper, chromite, talc, barites, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, salt, precious and semiprecious stones ;
Natural Hazards

damaging earthquakes occur in Hindu Kush mountains; flooding; droughts
Current Environmental Issues

limited natural freshwater resources; inadequate supplies of potable water; soil degradation; overgrazing; deforestation (much of the remaining forests are being cut down for fuel and building materials); desertification; air and water pollution ;

Demographics

Nationality
Afghan
Population
31,108,077 (July 2013 est.)
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Afghanistan's economy is recovering from decades of conflict. The economy has improved significantly since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 largely because of the infusion of international assistance, the recovery of the agricultural sector, and service sector growth. Despite the progress of the past few years, Afghanistan is extremely poor, landlocked, and highly dependent on foreign aid. Much of the population continues to suffer from shortages of housing, clean water, electricity, medical care, and jobs. Criminality, insecurity, weak governance, lack of infrastructure, and the Afghan Government's difficulty in extending rule of law to all parts of the country ...See More pose challenges to future economic growth. Afghanistan's living standards are among the lowest in the world. The international community remains committed to Afghanistan's development, pledging over $67 billion at nine donors' conferences between 2003-10. In July 2012, the donors at the Tokyo conference pledged an additional $16 billion in civilian aid through 2015. Despite this help, the Government of Afghanistan will need to overcome a number of challenges, including low revenue collection, anemic job creation, high levels of corruption, weak government capacity, and poor public infrastructure. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$34.29 billion (2012 est.); $31.12 billion (2011 est.); $29.09 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins
Industries

small-scale production of bricks, textiles, soap, furniture, shoes, fertilizer, apparel, food-products, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water, cement; handwoven carpets; natural gas, coal, copper