Can Afghanistan’s mineral wealth finance a transition to a carbon-neutral future?
By clinging to a paternalistic attitude and an antiquated Washington Consensus, the United States has opened up space for a broad Chinese role in Africa.
Critics have wrongly attacked U.S. legislation designed to regulate minerals imported from Congo.
The world still extracts resources from Congo, and the Congolese still don’t get the benefits.
The prospect of mineral wealth in Afghanistan may be the worst thing that could happen to it.
Is Afghan mineral find a game-changer or just a wild card?