With the withdrawal of Western involvement in Afghanistan on the horizon, Mark Sedra, President of the Security Governance Group, visits Inside the Issues to share insights on what we can expect for the future of Afghanistan. The discussion begins by considering if Western withdrawal will simply mark a new stage in the war, as civil war seems to be looming. Sedra moves on to explore the deteriorating security situation, issues of poor governance, and the immense challenge and cost of maintaining the security structures that have been put in place. With these problems in mind, can stability be achieved in Afghanistan? Sedra suggests that if regional states are brought together, a peace agreement is reached with the Taliban, and the international community is able to provide open-ended aid, stability may be possible for the nation.