According to a recent survey, Afghans rate their lives worse than anyone else on the planet. The election is unlikely to be a game changer considering the magnitude of challenges facing the country.
As Afghans head to the polls on September 28, peace still remains elusive.
A ceasefire with the Taliban won't make it safe to send more refugees back to Afghanistan.
After Imran Khan's visit to the White House, what lies ahead for his relationship with Donald Trump?
A ceasefire and peace agreement in Afghanistan may mean that the Taliban would have to lose their "terrorist" classification and turn from despised outlaws to legitimate powerbrokers.