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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

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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, newsweek.com/the daily beast, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Duke Magazine and other publications.

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