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The Martyrdom of Jamal Khashoggi

The Martyrdom of Jamal Khashoggi

October 18, 2018 | Daoud Kuttab

The London-based daily Al-Araby Al-Jadeed recently published a cartoon, by the Jordanian artist Emad Hajjaj, depicting a faceless man wearing a red and white ...

The Martyrdom of Jamal Khashoggi

The Martyrdom of Jamal Khashoggi

October 18, 2018 | Daoud Kuttab

The London-based daily Al-Araby Al-Jadeed recently published a cartoon, by the Jordanian artist Emad Hajjaj, depicting a faceless man wearing a red and white ...

Gansu – the Sister City of Bamyan Province

Gansu – the Sister City of Bamyan Province

October 18, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

On late September, Gansu hosted the Third Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo to extend the room for further understating between China and the outside world ...

China-Afghanistan Relations Continue to Deepen Development

China-Afghanistan Relations Continue  to Deepen Development

October 16, 2018 | Lin Youhong, Mei Yangting & Jiang Maoxia

On the afternoon of October 12, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Afghanistani CEO Abdullah in Dushanbe. The two leaders exchanged views on further deepening bilateral ...

Successive Attacks on Election Campaign

Successive Attacks on Election Campaign

October 16, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Aiming to disrupt the election process, a series of attacks have targeted the election process in different parts of the country. The latest attacks happened on Saturday ...

China, Afghanistan and Pakistan Tripartite Anti-Terrorism Cooperation Ushered a New era

China, Afghanistan and Pakistan Tripartite  Anti-Terrorism Cooperation Ushered a New era

October 16, 2018 | Yunsong Zhou, Like Zhu & Bingfeng Fu

On the afternoon of October 12, local time in Dushanbe, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Abdullah said: China has always been a good friend ...

The Latest Climate Science Must Mobilize Us, not Paralyze Us

The Latest Climate Science  Must Mobilize Us, not Paralyze Us

October 15, 2018 | Monica Araya & Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body tasked with providing scientific evidence and consensus on climate change and its implications for ...

Collective Efforts for Peace Process of Afghanistan

Collective Efforts for Peace Process of Afghanistan

October 15, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Speaking at the 17th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Tajikistan on Friday, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Abdullah Abdullah called for collective ...

Afghanistan’s Role in the Belt and Road Initiative (Part 2)

Afghanistan’s Role in the Belt and Road Initiative (Part 2)

October 14, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Cultural contacts and people-to-people exchanges are likely to be the lasting legacy of the ancient Silk Road; therefore, it has been termed as the “Road of ...

Winning the War on Tuberculosis

Winning the War on Tuberculosis

October 14, 2018 | Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

The world is finally waking up to the threat posed by one of the most overlooked diseases of our time. Last month, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) hosted ...

Kazakhstan is a Center of Interconfessional Dialogue of the Modern World

Kazakhstan is a Center of Interconfessional Dialogue  of the Modern World

October 13, 2018 | Hadi Ahmad Bargasht

The mutual understanding and consent in matters of religion is one of the main conditions of social and political stability in the modern ...

Jamal Khashoggi Rejiggers the Middle East at Potentially Horrible Cost

Jamal Khashoggi Rejiggers the Middle East at  Potentially Horrible Cost

October 13, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend ...

Afghanistan’s Role in the Belt and Road Initiative (Part 1)

Afghanistan’s Role in the Belt and Road Initiative (Part 1)

October 11, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Seeking to revitalize the Ancient Silk Road, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in late 2013 on his visit to Central Asia and ...

Taliban Vows To Disrupt the Upcoming Election

Taliban Vows To Disrupt the Upcoming Election

October 11, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last Monday, the Taliban militants broke their silence on the upcoming parliamentary elections, warning that they would seek to disrupt the vote 20 election...

Mirror of the World

Mirror of the World

October 10, 2018 | Sultan Ahmad Baheen - Translated by: Rezaie

They excavated the caves from the cliff decisively and made giant Buddha niches in the heart of the caves to imprint their beliefs to Buddha and continued their ...

Crazy Rich Asia

Crazy Rich Asia

October 10, 2018 | Kenneth Rogoff

In the surprise hit movie “Crazy Rich Asians” (based on a 2013 Kevin Kwan novel), a New York University economics professor (Rachel), travels with her boyfriend ...

Pakistani poker: Playing Saudi Arabia against China

Pakistani poker: Playing Saudi Arabia against China

October 09, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. . .

Brexit and the European Order

Brexit and the European Order

October 09, 2018 | Joschka Fischer

There are only a few months left until the United Kingdom formally exits the European Union. So far, the debate about Brexit has been framed mainly in economic terms...

The Belt and Road Initiative Looms Large for the World

The Belt and Road Initiative Looms Large for the World

October 07, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Hosting four significant events: The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), the 15th China-ASEAN Expo, the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road China ...

Journalist’s disappearance challenges fragile Middle Eastern pragmatism

Journalist’s disappearance challenges fragile Middle Eastern pragmatism

October 07, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia and Turkey, despite being on opposite sides of Middle Eastern divides, are cooperating in Syria to enable youth and women to acquire skills that would either ...

Optimism Lingers Even With Peace Talks Stalemate

Optimism Lingers Even With Peace Talks Stalemate

October 06, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

The peace deadlock remains unbreakable despite all sacrifices paid by Afghan soldiers and civilians and casualties sustained by US-led NATO troops for more than a decade...

Selection Criteria and National Responsibility in Elections

Selection Criteria and National Responsibility in Elections

October 04, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Generally, everyone may agree on some common criteria such as honesty, loyalty to the people and country, expertise, ability, braveness and aware of social and ...

Managing the Global Factor Better

Managing the Global Factor Better

October 04, 2018 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

Imagine a world in which the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund were more client-driven. Ahead of the gathering – this year’s will take place ...

One Hundred Years of Ineptitude

One Hundred Years of Ineptitude

October 03, 2018 | Helmut K. Anheier

The global financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 was the greatest economic stress-test since the Great Depression, and the greatest challenge to social and ...

Disasters Discriminate – Disaster Response Should Not

Disasters Discriminate – Disaster Response Should Not

October 03, 2018 | Bharati Sadasivam

When landslides devastated parts of Tajikistan’s Khatlon province in early 2009, the village of Baldzhuvan was better prepared than most. Bibi Rahimova, a local...

What is Foreign Policy?

What is Foreign Policy?

October 02, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Foreign policy is the management of external relations, national interests and activities at international arenas backed by domestic policies. Foreign policy involves...

Paradoxes of Peace Talks in Afghanistan

Paradoxes of Peace Talks in Afghanistan

October 02, 2018 | Abass Azimi

The 1979 Russian invasion of Afghanistan inflicted political instability and crises on the country. People were internally displaced and large numbers fled the country...

Kabul: Decorated with Campaigner’s Posters

Kabul: Decorated with Campaigner’s Posters

October 01, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The upcoming parliamentary elections campaigns officials kicked off on last Friday night with many candidates decorated the whole city with billboards, pictures and posted videos ...

Fragility of Middle East Alliances Becomes ever More apparent

Fragility of Middle East Alliances  Becomes ever More apparent

October 01, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

Three recent developments lay bare the fragility of Middle Eastern alliances and a rebalancing of their priorities: the Russian-Turkish compromise on an assault on the ...

Cultural Excahnges between China and Afghanistan Boosting Friendly Relations

 Cultural Excahnges between China and  Afghanistan Boosting Friendly Relations

September 30, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghan high-level officials, including the Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh, attended the 3rd Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo in Chinese Province of Gansu...

Defending Democracy’s Essence

Defending Democracy’s Essence

September 30, 2018 | Shirin Ebadi and Christophe Deloire

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, affirming the view that “the will of ...

What’s the geographical importance of Afghanistan?

What’s the geographical importance of Afghanistan?

September 29, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Afghanistan is located at the center of a region that has great geo-economical potential but its geo- strategic and geo- political location has been a deterrent challenge ...

Afghan Security Institutions Must Respond to the Growing Need for Public Security

Afghan Security Institutions Must Respond  to the Growing Need for Public Security

September 27, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

As the country is grinding at war with international terrorists organizations since last one and half decade, Afghanistan government is yet to come up with a war strategy ...

Storm Warning for the Fossil-Fuel Industry

Storm Warning for the Fossil-Fuel Industry

September 27, 2018 | Daniel Litvin

This has been a year of extreme weather events, from the “Beast from the East” that froze much of the United Kingdom in March to Hurricane Florence on ...

Attack in Iran Raises Spectre of a Potentially far Larger Conflagration

Attack in Iran Raises Spectre of a  Potentially far Larger Conflagration

September 26, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

An attack on a military parade in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz is likely to prompt Iranian retaliation against opposition groups at home and abroad. It also ...