Root Cause of Afghan Crisis
A war-torn country, Afghanistan can be termed as the most troubled state of the world. Suffering from intra-state conflicts, imposed warfare and a poor law and order situation for decades, the country lags way behind its neighbours in socioeconomic development. One of the reasons of its backwardness is its inability to address root causes, such as the lack of a visionary leadership, political disharmony, illiteracy, unemployment, gender discrimination, etc. However, Afghanistan’s current leadership, led by President Ashraf Ghani, is unable to find the fundamental reason for the country’s downfall. Most of the time, the Afghan government blames neighbouring countries and world powers for its own shortcomings, without realising its own helplessness to rectify the country’s main problems. In fact, much soul-searching is required from the current Afghan leadership, as this happens to be the only way it can acknowledge and amend mistakes it has been making for ages.