With endless foreign aid, the US has undercut mechanisms of democratic accountability in Afghanistan and should not be surprised at the results.
Forget the border--what drives migration?
Afghan's convoluted and expensive voter registration system completely misses the actual sources of election fraud.
Afghanistan can't prosecute its way out of rampant corruption.
The U.S.-backed Afghan government of Hamid Karzai is stamping out local government, which only inflames the country's insurgency.