It hasn't occurred to the author of this piece that one problem might be occupation by foreign armies for decades.
Afghanistan has many problems. Its president may be one of them. - The Washington Post:
Ghani’s performance seemed intended to both dazzle and disarm his small audience, something he has failed to achieve with the Afghan public. At 67, with a history of health problems, he spends 18-hour days on the job, reaching for the sky with long-term regional development schemes and digging deep into the state bureaucracy to root out corruption.