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Karzai, with Schröder, went to Berlin looking for aid

Can't Buy Security
Afghanistan 's interim government may be inexperienced, but it's already learned one valuable skill: how to raise money. At a conference in Berlin of international donors, opened by German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, the government of President Hamid Karzai drummed up $8.2 billion in pledges over the next three years, with $4.4 billion for this year alone, surpassing even the government's wish list. But as Karzai admitted, the big donations don't mean the country's problems are close to being solved. With elections just six months away, says Barnett Rubin of the Center on International Cooperation at...

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