Overview Afghanistan

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xThe Taliban’s resurgence has put the central government under immense pressure as 40% of the country is still contested by the government and the Taliban. Hence, security remains a huge problem in the country, which in turn affects the socio-political situation substantially.

The National Unity Government (NUG) has introduced several reforms, and signed transnational and trans-regional agreements in order to stabilize the economy. While it remains too early to evaluate the effects of these reforms, things appear to be heading in the right direction.

The NUG is facing the challenges of the increasing power of insurgents (e.g, the Taliban) and weak political institutions for implementing policies and reform packages.

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