Sep 30, 2014

By:  Mr. Halimullah Kousary, Deputy Head of Research

The aftermath of  the Afghan 2014 presidential election confirms  two problems of Afghanistan today. Firstly, after 13 years of relative progress and development in certain areas, Afghanistan is still a politically fragile country with serious political divisions among the Afghan powerbrokers and  it  thus needs continued engagement of  the  international community. Secondly,  the Taliban showed  no  sign  of  inclination  to  holding  peace  talks with  the  new  government  and  reiterated their demand of complete and unconditional withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan.

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