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What are Afghanistan's natural resources, and who's going to profit from them now?

DW, 09 Sep 2021
Gold, Copper, Oil, Lithium: Afghanistan could be sitting on over 1€ trillion in mineral wealth. Just as the West leaves, China, Russia, and Turkey smell an opportunity. But a trove of precious resources isn't guaranteed to enrich a country. Hostile neighbours and lack of infrastructure and regulation, could turn this blessing into a resource curse. Mineral riches can amplify violence, corruption, and environmental destruction. Who will profit from them and at what price?

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