As Esmail Qaani approaches his second anniversary as IRGC-QF commander, he has failed to distinguish himself or fill his predecessor's shoes.
Nearly two months have passed since the Taliban took over the government, but most offices remain closed and the staff at those that are open are inexperienced and unprofessional.
Gulf states are providing humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people after the airlift, with Qatar also stepping in as a diplomatic mediator.
Despite promises of a representative and diverse government, the Taliban formed a government comprised of extremist mullahs.
The Iranian foreign minister levels harsh criticism at Qassem Soleimani and the IRGC's influence on Iran's foreign policy in a leaked audio file that is causing ferocious domestic backlash.
Many Lebanese say that Hizbullah, whose chief, Hassan Nasrallah, was subordinate to Soleimani, is at the root of the country's problems.
Only a broad and inclusive government can provide public services, ensure security and continue to develop Afghanistan, stakeholders to the peace process say.
'We hope that with unity and co-operation, we will be able to first pave the ground for a ceasefire and then lasting peace,' Ghani said after the two political rivals signed a power-sharing agreement.
The move shows that Tehran prefers to spend money on trying to demonstrate its military prowess rather than helping its citizens fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
Reporters Without Borders says certain regimes are taking advantage of the fact that people are stunned and that it was impossible during this crisis for countermeasures to be adopted.