Root Cause of Afghan Cri­sis

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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.

Ra­jab Ali,

Kabul, Afghanistan.

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