Monday, February 24, 2014

Post-2014 Afghanistan? Civil War, Taliban Takeover, Internal Strife?

There is a lot of speculation on the what Afghanistan looks like after the year 2014. Much is riding on the outcome of the Afghan presidential elections and the signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement between the United States and Afghanistan. Some predict a fracturing of the government, society, and Afghan National Security Forces along ethnic lines. Many see the Taliban gaining ground in Pashtun areas of Afghanistan (south and east). A recent column in a Canadian newspaper, noting the withdrawal of the last of the Canadian combat troops, examines what a post-2014 Afghanistan might look like. Read "What's next for Afghanistan", Ottawa Citizen, February 22, 2014.

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