By Afghans, for Afghans
As America withdraws combat troops, the Afghans I have met over the past four years point to an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial sector creating jobs and consumers ready to participate in a more stable economy. It has not gone unnoticed that Afghanistan, a nation of some 30 million people, is rich in natural resources. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that untapped mineral deposits there are worth between $900 billion and $3 trillion. Afghanistan has historically been dominated by entrepreneurs from Pakistan, China, and Iran who have exploited these resources to their own advantage. But, one step at a time, Afghanistan is building the capacity to exploit and market its resources to its own advantage. Read the full OpEd by our CEO Tom Miller published in The Hill.