Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, March 6th, 2021

Will US Troops Exit Afghanistan as Terror Prospects Increase?

Will US Troops Exit Afghanistan as Terror Prospects Increase?

March 03,2021 | Tasalla M.

The threat of renewed Islamist terror looms large over Afghanistan as the May 1 deadline for withdrawal of US troops nears and President Joe Biden is being advised to review the pull-out ...

Greening the “Special Relationship”

Greening the “Special Relationship”

March 03,2021 | Rachel Kyte

COP26, the United Nations climate summit being held this November in Glasgow, is already looming large in US and UK policymaking circles. For UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...

The Role of Regional Powers on Peace and War in Afghanistan

The Role of Regional Powers on Peace and  War in Afghanistan

March 02,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Unfortunately, a large part of violence is directly or indirectly fueled by regional intelligence networks in Afghanistan. They are very successful in fooling and using a number of Afghans ...

Are Inflation Fears Justified?

Are Inflation Fears Justified?

March 02,2021 | Kenneth Rogoff

Massive fiscal and monetary stimulus programs in the United States and other advanced economies are fueling a raging debate about whether higher inflation could be just around the corner ...

Centennial of Turkish-Afghan Diplomatic Relations!

Centennial of Turkish-Afghan Diplomatic Relations!

March 01,2021 | Oğuzhan ERTUĞRUL

Today marks the centennial anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Afghanistan. Ankara Government was officially recognized today by Afghanistan ...

Kabul City: On the Brink of Water Shortage Crisis

Kabul City: On the Brink of Water Shortage Crisis

March 01,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The alarms and concerns over the water shortage crisis are repeatedly expressed or raised in Afghanistan, especially in Kabul city.  Last week, the office of the first ...

The Unhighlighted Dimensions of Children’s Problems in Afghanistan

The Unhighlighted Dimensions of Children’s  Problems in Afghanistan

February 28,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In recent days and weeks several methodic reports were released about children challenges in Afghanistan. The reports usually concentrate on effects of problems ...

Building Back Together

Building Back Together

February 28,2021 | Joschka Fischer

Human beings are creatures of habit. We tend to envisage a future much the same as the past, so we cling to familiar tools, approaches, and perspectives, even as the world changes...

Why the Free Market Of Afghanistan Needs Anti-monopoly Law?

Why the Free Market Of Afghanistan Needs  Anti-monopoly Law?

February 27,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Unfortunately, the pleasure of the free-market on already poor and unemployed people has remained an endless problem in Afghanistan. Instead of enhancing economic growth ...

How India Could Win Its COVID Vaccination Race

How India Could Win Its COVID Vaccination Race

February 27,2021 | Sema Sgaier

As the world enters the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, vaccination has moved front and center in policymakers’ responses...

No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe

No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe

February 24,2021 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

Recognizing that “no one is safe until everyone is safe,” the G7 recently announced additional steps to facilitate globally more “affordable and ...

The Russia Strategy Europe Needs

The Russia Strategy Europe Needs

February 24,2021 | Mark Leonard

Decades after the Cold War, Russia remains the perfect enemy, with an unmatched ability to agitate Europe’s political class. But the intensity of European debates and emotions ...

Are Security Officials and Others Alive in Afghanistan?

Are Security Officials and Others Alive  in Afghanistan?

February 23,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Unfortunately, Afghanistan has become the slaughterhouse of human and humanity. No day is begun and ended without bloodshed and carnage of humans and humanity in Afghanistan. ...

Restoring Nature to Economics

Restoring Nature to Economics

February 23,2021 | Diane Coyle

This land is your land,” sang the American folk singer Woody Guthrie, listing the redwood forests, wheat fields, and golden valleys of the United States. Guthrie was making ...

The Relationship between Political Development and Economic Development

The Relationship between Political Development and  Economic Development

February 22,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Since the division of countries into developed and undeveloped, useful scientific studies have been carried out by economists and political scientists to explain the factors...

Germany’s Empty Pipeline Logic

Germany’s Empty Pipeline Logic

February 22,2021 | Josef Joffe

Nord Stream 2, the almost-finished pipeline running directly from Russia to Germany, is not really about securing cheap natural gas. It is about personal gain and these two countries’ national ...

Afghanistan: On the Verge of Drought Risk Again

Afghanistan: On the Verge of Drought Risk Again

February 21,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

At the height of poverty and insecurity, the alarm of drought was sounded in Afghanistan. Yesterday, the president of the country advised the second vice president, Amrullah Saleh ...

The Taliban Misguided in their Decision to Leave the Table of Negotiation

The Taliban Misguided in their Decision to Leave the Table of Negotiation

February 21,2021 | Dawlat Bakhtiari

The hope coming after years of attempts at negotiating peace with the Taliban, in which multiple international actors participated, finally failed to give a favorable result...

Ending the Forever War in Afghanistan

Ending the Forever War in Afghanistan

February 20,2021 | Carl Bildt

Speaking in Kabul on the 32nd anniversary of the Soviet Union’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, the country’s president, Ashraf Ghani, made an important ...

The Voice of Teachers is Voice of Justice and Development

The Voice of Teachers is Voice of Justice and  Development

February 20,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In recent days and weeks, Afghanistan has witnessed teacher’s protests throughout the country including Kabul, Herat, Ghor, Faryab, Kapisa and other places. In simultaneity with ...

Interim Setup: Collapse of the System and Retuning to the Past

Interim Setup: Collapse of the System  and Retuning to the Past

February 17,2021 | Sakhi Rezaie

the plan for an interim government is an issue that has been raised by some Afghan politicians time and again; They believe an interim government is the only setup to break the deadlock ...

Polish Democracy in the Crosshairs

Polish Democracy in the Crosshairs

February 17,2021 | By: Adam Michnik

There has been nothing like it before in Poland. On February 10, newspapers and magazines suspended publication, news websites went dark, and dozens of radio and television stations ...

What Lessons Should We Learn From 26th of Dalw?

What Lessons Should We Learn  From 26th of Dalw?

February 16,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Yesterday, it was coincided with 26th of Dalaw and 32th anniversary of Soviet Union troop’s withdrawal from Afghanistan. The defeat of Soviet Union troops is considered as one ...

Closing the COVID Trust Deficit

Closing the COVID Trust Deficit

February 16,2021 | Pascaline Dupas

The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines is giving the world hope of ending the pandemic, but many countries remain consumed by the virus’s spread. So, as we wait for widespread availability ...

Why Taliban Became the Hero of Battlefield in Afghanistan?

Why Taliban Became the Hero of  Battlefield in Afghanistan?

February 15,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Unlike other war torn-countries such as Iraq and Syria, the insurgent fighters or as  Dostum says a few motorcyclist, became the hero of battlefield in Afghanistan...

Toward a Peaceful Order in the Horn of Africa

Toward a Peaceful Order in the Horn of Africa

February 15,2021 | Abiy Ahmed

Operations undertaken by the Ethiopian federal government have freed the Tigrayan people from decades of misrule by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)...

Afghanistan-India Relations: A Unique Example for Regional Countries

Afghanistan-India Relations:  A Unique Example for Regional Countries

February 13,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

At the height of the escalating war and violence, yesterday the people of Afghanistan were in the witness of a good event; it was the construction of Shatoot Dam in the thirsty ...

Europe’s ESG Opportunity

Europe’s ESG Opportunity

February 13,2021 | Olivia Grégoire and Bertrand Badré

Finance is evolving in a more sustainable direction, and just in time. Pension funds, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds have made multiple commitments on climate ...

Politicization of Ethnicity: The Main Cause of Afghanistan Conflicts

Politicization of Ethnicity: The Main Cause of  Afghanistan Conflicts

February 10,2021 | Mohammad Sakhi Rezaie

The modem meaning of ethnicity represents “familiar groups of people sharing a culture, an origin, or a language. Ethnicity can be a framework of identification in order to ...

Is Russia’s Future Belarus’s Present?

Is Russia’s Future Belarus’s Present?

February 10,2021 | Sławomir Sierakowski

The biggest wave of protests in years has swept Russia, raising hopes that popular pressure will persist and intensify, gradually eroding an autocratic regime, as is happening in neighboring Belarus. But we should be wary of allowing the two ...

The Requirements of Peace in Context of Afghanistan

The Requirements of Peace in Context of  Afghanistan

February 09,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Peace is one of the vital and natural desires of human beings so that life without a safe environment is hard and miserable. Every human effort is made to create ...

Whither US Foreign Policy?

Whither US Foreign Policy?

February 09,2021 | Richard Haass

Joe Biden has been president of the United States for just a few weeks, but the central elements of his approach to the world are already clear: rebuilding at home, working ...

What is the relationship between Islam and democracy?

What is the relationship between Islam and  democracy?

February 08,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Given the today’s political sophistries, the relationship between Islam and politics need to be enlightened in the context of Afghanistan not confining to the university ...

Overcoming the Climate Challenge to Human Development

Overcoming the Climate Challenge to Human  Development

February 08,2021 | Kanni Wignaraja

In his autobiography, Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, told the story of how leadership and grit transformed a tiny nation on a sandbar into an open ...

What are the Reasons? The Government is willing to Make Peace; but the Taliban is Saying Sorry!

What are the Reasons? The Government is willing to Make Peace; but the Taliban is Saying Sorry!

February 07,2021 | Dawlat Bakhtiari

Efforts and initiatives have taken in order to initiate peace process, end the world worst terrorism war and engage the Taliban with the government of Afghanistan...