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How Afghanistan’s Ghani Went From President to Villain in Hiding

  • Now exiled in UAE, Ghani said he left to avoid bloodshed
  • Ivy League education didn’t help him manage Afghan warlords
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If anyone was supposed to know how to fix Afghanistan, it was Ashraf Ghani.

Before becoming president in 2014, Ghani spent much of his life studying how to boost growth in poor nations. A Fulbright Scholar with a doctorate from Columbia University, he taught at some of America’s elite academic institutions before stints at the World Bank and United Nations. Later he co-wrote “Fixing Failed States: A Framework for Rebuilding a Fractured World.”