Afghan President Hamid Karzai wants Afghan leaders to back a security deal with the US. With NATO troops set to end combat operations there next year, Kabul has negotiated a draft pact with the US.
Since the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, every election there has been more fraudulent than the last. Experts say that's a consequence of the nation's shaky democratic foundations.
Former President Hamid Karzai briefs DW on the continued security problems in Afghanistan. He advocates an immediate appraisal of what's gone wrong, saying Afghanistan's future is in the hands of the younger generation.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has turned down the resignations of three senior security officials and ordered them to find ways to halt militant attacks. The trio had offered to quit over rising violence in the country.
NATO's commitment to Afghanistan is vital to protect the achievements of the last decade, say experts. But they insist the alliance needs to reconsider its strategy to bring lasting peace to the war-torn country.
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