The Civil Transition in Afghanistan: 2014-2016
September 24, 2014
Creating an effective transition for the ANSF is only one of the major challenges that Afghanistan, the US, and Afghanistan’s other allies face during 2014-2015 and beyond.
The five other key challenges include:
• Going from an uncertain election to effective leadership and political cohesion
• Creating an effective and popular structure governance, with suitable
reforms, from the local to central government, reducing corruption to
acceptable levels, and making suitable progress in planning, budgeting, and
• Coping with the coming major cuts in outside aid and military spending in
Afghanistan, adapting to a largely self-financed economy, developing renewal
world economic development plans, carrying out the reforms pledged at the
Tokyo Conference, and reducing the many barriers to doing business.
• Establishing relations with Pakistan and other neighbors that will limit outside
pressures and threats, and insurgent sanctuaries on Afghanistan’s border.
• Persuading the US, other donors, NGCO, and nations will to provide advisors
to furnish the needed aid effort through at least 2018, and probably well