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.