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NSA Prof Tom Johnson’s New Article on Political Legitimacy and Why We Are Failing in Afghanistan

December 13, 2018

NSA Prof Tom Johnson has coauthored a new article with Dr. Larry Goodwin titled “Political Legitimacy: Why We Are Failing in Afghanistan,” published by Strategy Bridge. In the article, the authors review the history of Afghanistan from the 1970s on as background for the state’s problems with legitimacy. They also discuss U.S. strategic and governance efforts in Afghanistan. Finally, the authors conclude that the country “needs a serious anti-corruption campaign, effective service delivery, and national security institutions that see themselves as protectors of the people and not just an ethnolinguistic group or political faction” as well as breathing room and greater internal revenue.

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