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    Afghan Progress Goes Unreported

    Shah Marai / AFP

    The view from Afghanistan is mightily different from the conventional wisdom, writes Afghan national Saad Mohseni in Monday’s Wall Street Journal. Mohseni, the president of the country’s largest media group, MOBY, writes that one of the biggest errors is the Western belief that the democratic process isn’t working in Afghanistan—the country has an opportunity to show how well democracy is working in the 2014 election. Additionally, literacy is up to 33 percent and is expected to reach 90 percent by 2040, life expectancy is past 60, and the country as a whole has been modernizing. But key to keeping the momentum for a changing Afghanistan is not letting the international attitude of failure seep into the borders—now is crucial in the country’s rebirth.

    Read it at The Wall Street Journal