The Heat: Afghanistan’s national unity government in peril

The Heat

The Heat: Afghanistan’s national unity government in peril

Afghanistan’s national unity government fails to meet a two-year deadline for making electoral reforms and constitutional changes.

Under a governing agreement brokered by the United States in September of 2014, Afghanistan’s national unity government was given two years to push through sweeping electoral reforms. As a result, the European Union and the government of Afghanistan will co-host the “Brussels Conference on Afghanistan”. In the meantime, Afghan President Ghani will seek continued international financial support for the stabilization of his country.

The impasse has created tensions between President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and called into question the future of their government.

CCTV’s Catherine James in Kabul has more. Follow Catherine James on Twitter @cathjam

With more insight into this year’s UNGA:

  • Omar Samad, Afghan Ambassador to France and Canada, currently the CEO of Silkroad Consulting. 
  • Ahmad Khalid Majidyar, political analyst and teaches U.S. military leaders on security and politics in Afghanistan.
  • Ali Mohammad Ali, researcher and security analyst, recently served as Senior Advisor to Afghanistan’s National Security Council.
The Heat: Afghanistan’s national unity government in peril PT1

The Heat: Afghanistan’s national unity government in peril PT1

Afghanistan’s national unity government fails to meet a two-year deadline for making electoral reforms and constitutional changes. CCTV’s Catherine James in Kabul has more. With more insight into this year’s UNGA: Omar Samad, Afghan Ambassador to France and Canada, currently the CEO of Silkroad Consulting. Ahmad Khalid Majidyar, political analyst and teaches U.S. military leaders on security and politics in Afghanistan. Ali Mohammad Ali, researcher and security analyst, recently served as Senior Advisor to Afghanistan’s National Security Council.
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The Heat: Afghanistan’s national unity government in peril PT2

The Heat: Afghanistan’s national unity government in peril PT2

Afghanistan’s national unity government fails to meet a two-year deadline for making electoral reforms and constitutional changes. With more insight into this year’s UNGA: Omar Samad, Afghan Ambassador to France and Canada, currently the CEO of Silkroad Consulting. Ahmad Khalid Majidyar, political analyst and teaches U.S. military leaders on security and politics in Afghanistan. Ali Mohammad Ali, researcher and security analyst, recently served as Senior Advisor to Afghanistan’s National Security Council.
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