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Weak Rule of Law as the Main Cause of High Crime Rate

Weak Rule of Law as the Main Cause  of High Crime Rate

August 21,2019 | M. Aria

Currently, Afghanistan is suffering from myriads of problems and among them the rising rate of crimes is a dominant one. The persistent insecurity and instability . . .

A Geoengineering Trojan Horse

A Geoengineering Trojan Horse

August 21,2019 | Silvia Ribeiro

Although the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, the progress toward reducing greenhouse-gas emissions remains as disappointing as ever . . .

Waves of Criticisms and Reactions to Attacks on Wedding Hall in Kabul

Waves of Criticisms and Reactions  to Attacks on Wedding Hall in Kabul

August 20,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

This is the second dreadful attack within a month which targets west of Kabul civilians; the first attack targeted the security forces but more than 100 civilians and . . .

Pessimism and Optimism over The US-Taliban Peace Agreement

Pessimism and Optimism over  The US-Taliban Peace Agreement

August 18,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The eighth round of US-Taliban peace talks just ended on August 12 in Qatar but it caused a lot of Pessimism and optimism across Afghanistan. It has caused optimism ...

Afghanistan’s Independence and Its Importance at International Level

Afghanistan’s Independence and  Its Importance at International Level

August 18,2019 | Bezhan Azam

Almost one century ago, Afghanistan gained its independence from British Empire. People at home and abroad reacted to this great historic event. Inside Afghanistan, fellow citizens . . .

Why The Political Parties Are Marginalized in Afghanistan

Why The Political Parties  Are Marginalized in Afghanistan

August 17,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Unfortunately, the Afghan political parties, especially the traditional parties could not play a constructive role in past two decades in the country. Instead of getting ...

Contemporary Anti -Terror Laws and Structures of America (Part 2)

Contemporary Anti -Terror Laws  and Structures of America (Part 2)

August 17,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

In addition, the event of 9/11 has enhanced the importance of Social Network Analysis (SNA). . .

Contemporary Anti -Terror Laws and Structures of America

Contemporary Anti -Terror Laws  and Structures of America

August 15,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

In combating terrorism the United States of America has a different counter terrorist structure than other close allies, such as Australia, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom ...

Trade Disruption Is a Symptom of a Deeper Malaise

Trade Disruption Is a Symptom of a Deeper Malaise

August 15,2019 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

It’s only a matter of time until the escalating tensions between China and the United States prompt many more economists to warn of an impending global economic ...

The India–Pakistan Historic Tensions and Its Spillover on Afghanistan

The India–Pakistan Historic Tensions  and Its Spillover on Afghanistan

August 14,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

India and Pakistan have had historic odds and hostility which resulted in several wars, conflicts, and military standoffs against each and other. The roots of the continued ...

The Puzzle of Economic Progress

The Puzzle of Economic Progress

August 14,2019 | Diane Coyle

Do we know how economies develop? Obviously not, it seems, or otherwise every country would be doing better than it currently is in these low-growth times. In fact, cases ...

Targeting Civilians – A Lukewarm Response to Peace

Targeting Civilians – A Lukewarm  Response to Peace

August 08,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

The Taliban leadership continues its talks with the US representatives and its war against Afghan state and nation. It has adopted an equivocal policy which triggers ...

Killing a Silent Killer of Women

Killing a Silent Killer of Women

August 08,2019 | Muttaquina Hossain

In public health, discussions relating to women typically focus on maternal mortality, malnutrition, and more recently, sexual and reproductive health. But one facet ...

Women: From Silent Majority to Active Majority

Women: From Silent Majority to Active Majority

August 07,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Almost ten year ago, the former president of Afghanistan, Hamid karzai, said “the silent majority has become active majority.” He said this because ...

Fighting Violence with Evidence

Fighting Violence with Evidence

August 07,2019 | Rachel Locke and Steven David

In last year’s Pathways for Peace report – the result of a joint study by the United Nations and the World Bank – UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned that ...

Many Ifs and Buts in Peace Talks

Many Ifs and Buts in Peace Talks

August 06,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

The eighth round of talks has been ushered in between the Taliban and US representatives in Qatari capital of Doha. The two sides seem hopeful about the outcome of this round . . .

What About Rochester?

What About Rochester?

August 06,2019 | Kenneth Rogoff

The rise of megacities as centers of strong job creation is one of the defining characteristics of the twenty-first-century global economy. But it is not always a positive ...

Has a Surge in Export Made Changes in Local Economy?

Has a Surge in Export Made Changes  in Local Economy?

August 05,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghanistan’s central location in Eurasia makes it a hub for goods and services. Benefiting from its bilateral Trade Agreements and membership in the World Trade . . .

Preventing TB is Rooted in Medical Ethics and Human Rights

Preventing TB is Rooted in Medical Ethics  and Human Rights

August 05,2019 | Bobby Ramakant

With quarter of world’s population infected with latent TB (not active TB disease), and in the light of scientific fact that every new case of active TB disease comes ...

What are the Failing Factors of Democracy in Afghanistan?

What are the Failing Factors of Democracy in Afghanistan?

August 04,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Afghanistan has experienced many political systems including democracy, Kingdoms, Talibanism, autocracy and so on but none succeeded to change the destiny of Afghan people...

Don’t Squander the Techno-Revolution

Don’t Squander the Techno-Revolution

August 04,2019 | Christopher Pissarides and Jacques Bughin

Public discussion of the effects of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) often focuses on the productivity benefits for companies and the economy ...

Public Concerns over Electoral Challenges

Public Concerns over Electoral Challenges

August 03,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

To celebrate democracy, Afghans flock to ballot boxes to cast their votes so that their ballots could prevent bullet and ensure their rights and freedoms, but challenges ...

Who Will Win the Twenty-First Century?

Who Will Win the Twenty-First Century?

August 03,2019 | Joschka Fischer

The first two decades of the twenty-first century are beginning to cast a long shadow over the Western world. We have come a long way since the turn of the century ...

The Lucrative Business of War The Seller, The Buyer, The Victim

The Lucrative Business of War The Seller, The Buyer, The Victim

July 31,2019 | Naser Koshan

The history of war and peace goes beyond millenniums. Where war and destruction convey a nasty face value, it is also a multi-billion dollar venture for companies engaged ...

Journey of Terrorism from Birth to Maturity

Journey of Terrorism from Birth to Maturity

July 31,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

Basically, the concept of ‘Terrorism’ is as old as the civilization of mankind itself and has existed in all ages in some form or other which might be known anarchists, revolutionaries ...

The Fourth Step of Democracy in Afghanistan

The Fourth Step of Democracy in Afghanistan

July 30,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Today is the second day of electoral campaign and start of debates to run for the fourth presidential election in Afghanistan. Since 2001, there have been three presidential elections ...

How Europe’s Populists Lost The EU Game of Thrones

How Europe’s Populists Lost  The EU Game of Thrones

July 30,2019 | Sławomir Sierakowski

The conventional wisdom about European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s confirmation by the European Parliament this month is that Central and Eastern European ...

Ups and Downs of Journalism Freedom in Afghanistan

Ups and Downs of Journalism Freedom  in Afghanistan

July 29,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Journalism considered as one of the top ten high-risky jobs in the world; journalists knowingly they pay their precious lives to gain liberty for their nation. Despite numerous ...

Ultimate breakthrough in US attitude towards Afghanistan

 Ultimate breakthrough in US attitude towards Afghanistan

July 29,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

Osama’s death came after nearly a decade of the US-led war on terror. President Barack Obama in an address to the nation said, ‘For over two decades Bin Laden ...

Inside story of US policy in Afghanistan after Soviet takeover

Inside story of US policy in Afghanistan  after Soviet takeover

July 28,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

From the beginning of Soviet intervention in December 1979, the United States of America  compounded  the whole issue in Afghanistan. It used Islamic fundamentalism to counter ...

Boris’s Brexit

Boris’s Brexit

July 28,2019 | Anatole Kaletsky

Now that Boris Johnson has achieved his lifetime ambition to become the United Kingdom’s prime minister, the tragicomedy of Brexit is approaching its climax...

Our Schools Need Fundamental Change

Our Schools Need Fundamental Change

July 27,2019 | M. Rasool Shah

The scenes are pathetic; be it inside the schools or outside. Students are the ominous figures of indiscipline, lack of manners and frightening combination of all the symptoms ...

Boris Johnson and the Triumph of Gullibility?

Boris Johnson and the Triumph of Gullibility?

July 27,2019 | Raj Persaud

US President Donald Trump has already proclaimed that Boris Johnson, Britain’s new prime minister, is popular because he is seen as “Britain Trump” (sic)...

Afghans Fear Return of Islamic Emirate

Afghans Fear Return of Islamic Emirate

July 25,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghans fear that return of the “Islamic Emirate” after peace agreement between the Taliban and their Afghan and US interlocutors will put the democratic ...

Afghanistan on the Eve of Presidential Campaign: Worries and Advancements

Afghanistan on the Eve of Presidential  Campaign: Worries and Advancements

July 25,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The good news is that Afghan government become able to provide almost the entire presidential election budget from its own pocket. Recently, president Ghani said “I have allocated ...