Afghanistan has a new president and a new chief executive
Earlier this week Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as president of Afghanistan. The ceremony took place after the U.S. brokered a power sharing deal between Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, who had contested the results of the election. As part of the agreement, Abdullah comes in as chief executive, a position similar to prime minister. Sarah Chayes, a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program and the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment joins us to discuss the new government and U.S. policy in the region.
(photo: Afghanistan's presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah, left, and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, right, shake hands after signing a power-sharing deal in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini))