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Transition in Uruzgan

12 June 2013

“Only the dead see the end of war”. The encryption on the monument for fallen foreign soldiers in Camp Holland, the main international military base in Uruzgan, might end up a sad prediction for many inhabitants of this southern province. As foreign forces prepare to leave, Uruzganis are ever more worried about the future. Deedee Derksen reports from Uruzgan that fear, insecurity and uncertainty play into the hands of local strongmen.

Read the complete dispatch on http://www.afghanistan-analysts.org/transition-in-uruzgan-2-power-at-the-centre

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About deedeederksen

Deedee Derksen is writing a book on reporting in Afghanistan, after having been based in Kabul as the correspondent for the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant. She also supports local media in Afghanistan. She lives in Brussels.

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