Tony Karon, Time | September 21, 2010
The latest Afghan elections saw the lowest turnout since 2001. ++ The rise of the Taliban followed by the worsening law and order situation are crucial issues for the future of the US-led NATO alliance in Afghanistan. ++ In addition, issues like managing corruption and revising US political goals will be decisive factors in the coming years. ++ There is a likelihood of a settlement which could see the Taliban power sharing. ++ However, it is still very difficult to determine the exact future of the country.