William A. Byrd
Research and Development
Afghan Krystal Natural Resources Company AKNRC
Mining companies in Afghanistan are wantonly exploiting the country’s mineral resources with little or no taxes and royalties going to the government. Contracting of mines has been susceptible to political influence, there is little accountability and sometimes conflicts with local communities have led to violence and deaths.
This Peace Brief examines these problems and offers some recommendations to improve the situation.