Afghans are pessimistic because of inability of President Ashraf Ghani's coalition government's to form a cabinet after completing 100 days in office.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani marked his first 100 days in power on January 6, still struggling to form a cabinet with the chief executive of his unity government, Abdullah Abdullah.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is expected to face challenges in negotiations with the Taliban whose insurgency clouds Afghanistan's future.
The Afghan Taliban and government representatives are expected to resume stalled talks. Chinese and Pakistani representatives are also expected to participate in the negotiations.
European Union election observers have concluded that Afghanistan's disputed presidential elections this year were marred by widespread fraud.
Former militia leaders continue to jostle for control of a northern Afghan region as new president seeks to keep election promises.
Afghans expect their new national unity administration to move swiftly to end uncertainty and deliver security and prosperity.
Ashraf Ghani has been inaugurated as Afghanistan's new president and has sworn in Abdullah Abdullah as chief executive.
The new head of Pakistan's premier intelligence agency is seen as focusing on security issues while extracting his organization from the country's messy politics.
Deal brokered to end the months-long election standoff is just the beginning, analysts say.
Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani says the goal of the country's new unity government is "peace."
A power-sharing deal has been signed and a new president-elect has been named in Afghanistan. But numerous questions remain over how the planned national unity government will function in practice.