Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Afghan Elections Dilemma: Political Parties Conflicting Demands and Terrorist Threats

September 18, 2018

Forthcoming elections in Afghanistan face a lot of challenges. They include the likely postponement of the elections due to violence from ISIS, Taliban and other terrorist groups ...

BSA: Misconceptions and Unrealistic Expectations

September 17, 2018

afghanistan and the US signed the Bilateral Security Agreement on September 30, 2014. This Agreement is considered as a framework for American troops to remain in ...

Trump’s Strategy in Afghanistan: Working or Not?

September 16, 2018

When President Trump announced his new Afghanistan and South Asia Strategy, it created many expectations. Afghanistan expected the strategy will put an end to ...

Hazaras under Targeted Attacks: An Issue Needed to be Investigated independently

September 13, 2018

Sarwar Danish, 2nd VP, met UNAMA head Yamamoto yesterday, and discussed the need to protect Afghanistan’s minorities in wake of recent targeted attacks.

Education: At the Forefront of Efforts to Counter Terrorism

September 12, 2018

Education is one of the core targets of the terrorist groups; they attack indiscriminately education everywhere e.g book Haram in Nigeria, ISIS in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan ...

The Democratic Legacy of War on Terrorism for Afghanistan

September 11, 2018

Eleven September 2001, is one of the most important days in the history of the United Sates that has a tremendous impact on Afghanistan. On the morning of 11 September ...

Escalated Militancy Looms Large

September 10, 2018

The indiscriminate attacks carried out by the terrorist groups, mainly the Taliban and self-styled IS group, have filled the air with fear and disappointment and ...

Belt and Road Initiative: A Globally Productive Project

September 08, 2018

Afghanistan has played a role as the “Center of Asian Crossroads” in the Ancient Silk Road and seeks to regain its position in the Belt and Road ...

Kabul Air Pollution: Causes and Socio-Economic Costs

September 06, 2018

Environmental pollution is one of the human made phenomena that has existed for centuries but only started to be significant following the industrial revolution in 19th century...

Public Transportation in Kabul: A Challenge That Calls For Urgent Attention of the Government

September 05, 2018

Transportation is certainly an indispensable catalyst for activating and stimulating the speed of economic, social, political and strategic development in any society. Therefore ...

Changes in a Political System

September 04, 2018

A political system is established within a state so as to safeguard the rights of its people and solve the socio-political issues that may hamper the better life opportunities. ...

Deepening Democracy: Election Management and Stability in Afghanistan’s Divided Society

September 03, 2018

Across Afghanistan, elections have become more frequent and the accepted mechanism of choice for popular expression, choice and change of leaders and political accountability...

Appointment of Zalmay Khalilzad as US Special Envoy For Afghanistan, Though Belated, Is The Right Decision

September 02, 2018

Doctor Zalmay Khalilzad has been tipped as the United States Special Envoy for Afghanistan by the Turmp administration. Dr. Khalilzad has been...

Paradox of Afghan Political Parties: Democratic Demands AND Non-Democratic Values

September 01, 2018

Afghan Political parties are pushing hard to change the electoral system of the country. They claim that the current electoral system is not inclusive. According to these ...

Challenges before Afghanistan’s anti-Corruption Campaign

August 30, 2018

Corruption is an overwhelming issue in Afghanistan’s government machinery and has wreaked havoc on the country’s economy and shredded its international ...

Negotiations: An Undeniable Strategy That Every Government Appreciates It

August 29, 2018

Negotiations with Taliban have entered a new phase; even the United States has shifted its war strategy in terms of approaching Taliban and has started direct talks and negotiations ...

Ifs and Buts over Russia’s peace Talks on Afghanistan

August 28, 2018

Last week, Moscow called for the second phase meeting of 12 nations and Taliban to push forward the process of national reconciliation for 17-year war. The twelve nations were ...

Atmar’s Unprecedented Resignation: Main Assumptions

August 27, 2018

Afghanistan’s national security adviser, Hanif Atmar, resigned on Saturday. He supported president Ghani in 2014 presidential elections and was appointed...

A Crying Need for ‘Building a Community with Shared Future’

August 26, 2018

Humanitarian law is violated flagrantly as streams of civilians’ blood are spilled without an iota of mercy. Children bear the brunt of casualties in Syria, Yemen ...

Independence day: Is Afghanistan independent?

August 25, 2018

On august 19th, 1919, the people of Afghanistan under the leadership of the king Amanullah Khan Ghazi, regained the independence of the country after the third unequal war, and forced ...

Making Diversity Work for Us

August 18, 2018

So as to live peacefully within a diverse society, it is necessary to develop mutual tolerance and respect. Without these factors it would be very difficult to tighten the social ...

Why Terrorist groups Attack Education

August 16, 2018

A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up in front of an educational center in the west of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, August 15, killing at least...

Ghazni Attack: A fatal Intelligence Failure

August 15, 2018

Ghazni is a strategically important center straddling the main highway linking Kabul with the south of the country. The attack on Ghazni is the most serious blow struck ...

Paradoxes of Negotiations: Golden Lessons for Afghanistan

August 14, 2018

Negotiations is part of any conflict resolution; no party may deny negotiations, but there may be different approaches to negotiations by the warring parties based on their ...

International Youth Day 2018

August 13, 2018

Today, i.e. August 12th is being celebrated as International Youth Day around the world. Basically, the day was endorsed by United Nations General Assembly on 17 December ...

Disqualifying the Candidates: an Act to Counter Criminals or Cover Up Fraud

August 12, 2018

Elections is one of the crucial issues in Afghanistan; though it is a democratic tool to strengthen democracy and ensure ethnic diversity in the country, in Afghanistan, the dominance ...

An Economic Approach to Deal with Elections (Public Choice)

August 11, 2018

Afghanistan is on the verge of parliament elections and it’s better to encourage people to participate in this important event but as Farid Zakaria, the famous, columnist ...

Political Instability in Afghanistan: The Root Cause and Alternatives

August 09, 2018

Political instability is one of the core problems of Afghanistan. There have been arguments about the main causes of continued political conflicts in Afghanistan. However, what ...

No Way to Defend Extremism

August 08, 2018

Most parts of the world, at the moment, suffer from the threats of extremism and terrorism. Humanitarian analysts even argue that extremism and terrorism are ...

Assessing the SNTV Electoral System

August 07, 2018

It is evident that the choice of Electoral System for any country is one of the most important institutional decisions for any democracy. And it has a profound effect on the future ...

Providing Food to All

August 06, 2018

Afghanistan is a country that has experienced years of insecurity and instability; therefore, the country has not been able to strengthen its basic infrastructure that can ...

Afghanistan’s Mining Sector: Fantasy and Reality

August 05, 2018

The mining sector in Afghanistan, if boomed properly, can serve as a hope to boost Afghan economy to a large extent. Many years of instability and wars have influenced Afghan ...

To Withdraw or not? It is the question

August 04, 2018

Donald Trump’s administration has asked the Afghan security forces to pull out from remote and low population areas. This issue was first reported by the New York Times...

Violence against Women Continues

August 02, 2018

Following the collapse of the Taliban’s regime, Afghan women heaved a sigh of relief for being liberated from radical approach and being entitled equally to men on the basis ...

Reintegration Prior to Reconciliation

August 01, 2018

The situation in Afghanistan seems to be getting serious again. Escalation in insecurity, political disorder and the upcoming elections have casted many doubts about the future...