Ahmed Wali Karzai Is Dead: What Is In Store for Kandahar?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ahmed Wali Karzai, Afghan President Hamid Karzai's half-brother and head of Afghanistan's Kandahar provincial council, was killed early Tuesday morning at his home. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination, though their claims remain unconfirmed. Karzai was a powerful figure in Kandahar and his death may result in an unpredictable struggle for power, impacting U.S. goals in the region.

Christine Fair, assistant professor at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University, on what Kandahar will look like without Ahmed Wali Karzai.


Christine Fair

Produced by:

Ariel Doctoroff

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