A New Government and a New Hope for Afghanistan

Reflecting on the chaos in Syria and Iraq, and the subsequent rise of ISIS, many observers would have predicted its birth in Afghanistan, when the Al-Qaeda-Taliban alliance ruled the country. They were ousted by the US-led campaign post 9/11, and Mr Hamid Karzai came to power, through a pseudo ‘election’, whilst the country was occupied by US-led forces. His political legitimacy as the choice of the Afghan people had no credibility. Although, a lack of political legitimacy can be tolerated to some extent, because only the political rivals and elites will grumble, but people will not remain silent in the face of rampant economic corruption and nepotism, which affects everyone, especially those in poverty.
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