Former CIA station chief and director of counter-terrorism, Robert Grenier says peace efforts in Afghanistan demonstrate a house divided against itself — an open ended civil war could follow. "The current trajectory of events in Afghanistan is already tending toward a de-facto 'soft' partition of the country," says Robert Grenier. "Given the gulf between the governing norms of the Taliban and those of the Kabul regime — or of the ethnic minorities who are its most natural constituency — it is hard to see what sort of agreed common governing structure could be arrived at to establish peace and some sort of political coherency in the country."