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Afghanistan Is a Better Place—and the Taliban Hate It, by SAAD MOHSENI (WSJ)

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Nov. 12, 2015

Now the militants are targeting the Afghan media that helped modernize attitudes.

Close to nine million children are now in school, compared with fewer than a million before 2001; almost half of Afghan girls are now enrolled and women make up 20% of students in higher education. Advances in health care have reduced the infant mortality rate by half. The economy has witnessed a fivefold increase in GDP, spurred by advances in technology and workforce development. In 2014 we held our third national democratic elections, and people were able to cast votes in all of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.

Mr. Mohseni is the chairman and CEO of MOBY Group, a privately owned Dubai-based media company.

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