Power Struggle Continues Inside Afghan Government | The Diplomat:
As Thomas Ruttig notes in his analysis for the Afghanistan Analysts Network, there are several levels of conflict involved. There’s the overarching conflict between President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and likewise their allies throughout the government. Then there’s the conflict between government branches — the parliament seems poised to adhere to the constitution while the National Unity Government persists outside such bounds of such paper-based legitimacy. In addition, political fractures within specific parties — in this case Jamiat — are not new features to Afghan politics but can be nonetheless disruptive.