The Afghan Government Looks Destined To Collapse After NATO Forces Leave | Business Insider
By Michael Kelley
The Afghan government is currently headed toward corrupt elections and a subsequent collapse after NATO troops pull out in 2014, according to a new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG).
The report, titled “Afghanistan: The Long, Hard Road to the 2014 Transition,” states that the UN-backed government of President Hamid Karzai has shown no sign of organizing credible presidential or parliamentary 2014 elections in the war-racked country.
"There are alarming signs Karzai hopes to stack the deck" for a family member or other proxy to take over, the report states. He could also declare a state of emergency as a means of extending his own power, "which would accelerate state collapse and likely precipitate a civil war."
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