In a recent op-ed piece in the Washington Post, American scholar Michael O’Hanlon (who also advises the CIA) argued that the US should pick the next president of Afghanistan. Ahmad Shuja, an Afghan blogger and political commentator based in US, calls this proposal “a terrible, terrible idea” and a “dangerous option that displays a naive understanding of Afghan politics”. Shuja also recommends a list of alternative options that the US should pursue “instead of installing another dictator-president” in Afghanistan.