From the Afghan View:

A new report on Afghanistan concludes that Afghans are losing faith in their new government with the escalation in violence, and most believe they are more insecure than they were in 2005. The report, released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Feb. 23, says that Afghans also believe the formal justice sector is still “inaccessible and corrupt,” that conditions have deteriorated in areas targeted for development, and that ordinary citizens cannot attain sufficient employment/income. When asked to identify their top three priorities, nearly 44 percent listed social services and infrastructure at the top. The next largest group—26 percent—rated economic improvement as No. 1. According to the report, international involvement should help Afghan citizens reach self-sufficiency, but it must be “a sustained, long-term commitment by the international community.”