US News and World Report quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow for Military Affairs and National Security Policy Nora Bensahel on President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani’s first year in office:

“He doesn’t have a domestic support base,” says Nora Bensahel, a scholar-in-residence at American University and Afghanistan expert with the Atlantic Council. “It plays with tribal politics and especially as the security situation has gotten worse in places. That becomes a liability with the internal governance issues.”

“From a Western point of view only, he has been very good about maintaining a much better view of the West than Karzai.”

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