Argentina did not build the institutions needed to protect its young democracy from its army, so the country became prone to coups. Unlike Australia, another commodity-rich country, Argentina did not develop strong political parties determined to build and share wealth: its politics was captured by the Peróns and focused on personalities and influence. Its Supreme Court has been repeatedly tampered with. Political interference has destroyed the credibility of its statistical office. Graft is endemic: the country ranks a shoddy 106th in Transparency International’s corruption index. Building institutions is a dull, slow business. Argentine leaders prefer the quick fix—of charismatic leaders, miracle tariffs and currency pegs, rather than, say, a thorough reform of the country’s schools.
With the current kleptocratic government and autocratic leaders Afghanistan can’t progress in 100 years, unless we Afghans change our attitude about the leadership and governance.
I hope that one day Afghans will realize to have a constitution that will allow only single terms for the president and an army that is absolutely barred from forming any type of government.