Shawn Snow

Shawn Snow is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy specializing in Central and Southwest Asia. He served 10 years as a Signals Intelligence Analyst and completed multiple tours of duty to Iraq and Afghanistan with Marine Special Operations Command.

The fractious Taliban movement is a symptom of the changing economic and political dynamics within Afghanistan.

The U.S. focus has been on treating the symptoms of the growing instability and not the cause, weak governance by the NUG.