Experts say that serious investment and rebranding efforts are key to recovery.
Analysts fear that the new Kabul regime will inspire extremist organisations across the region.
Cold, hungry, and trapped, Afghans and Iraqis are amongst those caught between countries.
Ordinary citizens turn to small acts of protest to show their defiance.
Insecurity increases as insurgents appear energised by imminent US withdrawal.
Moscow has offered to act as intermediary in delimitation efforts.
Experts warn of "ugly and dirty political game" over detainees.
Locals report hearing heavy weapons fire but feel in no immediate danger.
Beijing believes an epochal struggle for mastery is already underway.
Moscow’s threat of invasion may aim to win concessions, but the momentum for violence continues to build.