Younis Qanuni, the new Interior Minister for Afghanistan, gave a few comments to the FEER before departing for Bonn. Younger, more modern leaders like Qanuni are the reason why the Northern Alliance is bringing order rather than chaos to Afghanistan this time around. I think a lot of people who were highly critical of the Northern Alliance missed the fact that it’s not the same old group of opium-dealing warlords that it was before the Taliban took over. (Link from the CS Monitor warblog.)