Provincial Governors in Afghan Politics, by Dipali Mukhopadha, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), January 8, 2016.
Ghazni Jailbreak of Sep 15 & Govt Failure. In September 2015 Taleban fighters broke into a jail in the province of Ghazni and feed hundreds of inmates. It was thoroughly planned and and lots of fighters participating. Read how it happened in "Ghazni Jailbreak: Where the government failed and its enemy succeeded", Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN), January 15, 2016.
Education in Afghanistan. Many observers and critics of the Afghan conflict wonder if the effort in lives and money has been worth it. U.S. government and military officials tend to provide information that would indicate the sacrifice has not been in vain. Many times they point to advances in medical services, the economy, and education as proof that things are much better than the years prior to 2002 under the Taliban regime. However, the news is not as rosy as we would be led to believe - especially in education. "An estimated 40 percent of Afghanistan's children are not in school." Read more in "Measuring Afghanistan's Education Problem", The Diplomat, January 13, 2016.