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Afghanistan’s Next President

27 March 2014 | The New Republic

Ashraf Ghani is an impatient man. “I have a strange—because there’s no other way probably of describing it—uh, temper,” he says. “I’m a very difficult taskmaster. I don’t wait.” That’s not so surprising when you consider he was educated, started a family, and worked most of his adult life in America. But he’s also Afghan, raised in Kabul, and now one of eight presidential candidates in a country not known for punctuality.

Afghanistan’s Next President


Jeffrey E Stern is a writer and development worker whose reporting from Afghanistan, Kashmir, and elsewhere has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Republic, Esquire, Time, daily beast, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Duke Magazine and other publications.


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