Lack of Planning and Passivity Could Worsen Crises

The country is in a state of emergency and the continuation of this situation will exacerbate the existing crises. Civil relations, industrial production, the provision of services, opportunities to enhance human capabilities, and all that helps us to reduce our reliance on land and rain and enables us to cope with natural disasters, economic crises, and social issues, have not only failed to grow; they have suffered a drastic decline. In this context, with unemployment and poverty rampant and job opportunities decreasing daily, the population of the country is increasing drastically. Meanwhile, agriculture, which has remained largely traditional, is becoming less profitable and worn out due to climate change and the migration of impoverished farmers. In this situation, a force that does not prioritize humanitarian measures, is divided among different classes within the country, and is unable to establish a relationship with the world, has taken control of the government and is attempting to drag the society backwards with all its might. The past eighteen months have demonstrated that crises cannot be resolved simply by silencing the guns; rather, the manner in which the guns are silenced and the direction the nation takes afterwards is of much greater significance. If the cessation of explosions and suicides results in the flourishing of the market, an increase in business transactions, the attraction of skilled labor, investment and a general enthusiasm for work and settlement, then the country will be on the right path and the crisis will be contained; However, if the end of the war is accompanied by a cultural and social breakdown that destroys the motivation for work and investment, then the society will descend into a situation worse than the war.

Resisting the status quo may be seen as a battle against political adversaries and a struggle for power by some, but for the majority of people, it is more than that; it is a mission to save. They recognize the potential dangers and understand that if they do not take action, protest, and appeal for help or support from outside sources, it will be too late and the current crisis will reach a point of no return.

Unfortunately, many prominent figures and political entities, as well as those who have held positions of power, lack a strategic outlook. They are greatly intimidated by the influence of foreign powers and do not believe that domestic action can be effective. This attitude is part of the general crisis that has been inherited from forty years of war and a culture of short term projects. Political leaders and influencers are accustomed to taking foreign decisions into consideration, believing that new opportunities will arise from regional developments and foreign projects, and that they can take advantage of one of these opportunities to regain a foothold in the political arena. This passive attitude is a result of this mindset. It is hoped that the new generation will learn from the mistakes of the past and focus on sustainable domestic solutions. Political parties and organizations must take ownership and develop a plan, as implementation and project politics will not be the answer to Afghanistan’s issues. Otherwise, whether the Taliban remain in power or anallinclusive government is formed with the inclusion of a group of executive and legislative politicians, the nation will not be rescued from the crisis and poverty, unemployment, division and backwardness will persist in having an adverse effect on us.