Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Public Reactions Against Martyrdom of Tetsu Nakamura in Afghanistan

Public Reactions Against Martyrdom of  Tetsu Nakamura in Afghanistan

December 07,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Who was Tetsu Nakamura? Originally, he was from Japan and he was born in Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture in 1946.  He left his home in Japan in the 1980s to treat leprosy ...

Can We Imagine a Rape Free Society?

Can We Imagine a Rape Free Society?

December 07,2019 | Dr. Meraj Ahmad Meraj

Today, the world is witnessing a horrific scenario of crime, violence, rape and killing which destroys the very pillars of social order which sustain peace, tolerance ...

Concerns over Women Unsafe Work Environment in Afghanistan

Concerns over Women Unsafe Work  Environment in Afghanistan

December 05,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Based on repeated reports or rumors which circulated in social media networks in recent months, there is a growing concerns about women unsafe work environment in Afghanistan...

Can Iran Outlast Trump?

Can Iran Outlast Trump?

December 05,2019 | Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

Since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018 and re-imposed sanctions, Iran’s economic output has dropped ...

National and Global Consensus Essential to Peace Talks

National and Global Consensus  Essential to Peace Talks

December 04,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghans have been fluctuating between hope and fear since negotiations were started between the Taliban and US representatives. On the surface, it seemed that regional ...

Changing Perspectives of Nuclear Concept

Changing Perspectives of Nuclear Concept

December 04,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

In the absence of global nuclear disarmament, India’s strategic interests required effective, credible nuclear deterrence and adequate retaliatory capability. In the situations ...

The cause and consequences of women addiction in Afghanistan

The cause and consequences of women  addiction in Afghanistan

December 03,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Nowadays, drug addiction is one of the most important problems which challenge many of the world countries, especially Afghanistan. In recent years, this ominous phenomenon ...

The Makings of a “Geopolitical” European Commission

The Makings of a “Geopolitical”  European Commission

December 03,2019 | Mark Leonard

Ursula von der Leyen will finally take office as president of the European Commission. She has promised ...

Women and Children as the main victims of War in Afghanistan

Women and Children as the main victims  of War in Afghanistan

December 02,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After many years of insecurity and economic instability combined with rise of addition, Afghanistan is considered to be among the most dangerous geography for children and women!

The Power of Green Public Finance

The Power of Green Public Finance

December 02,2019 | Werner Hoyer

Policymakers and pundits have been wringing their hands over the crises afflicting the European Union, arguing that it is falling behind in confronting major threats to its long ...

The Role and Importance of Human Rights Laws

The Role and Importance of  Human Rights Laws

December 01,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Human rights are as important as it may override any enacted laws and regulation in national and international level. Human rights are commonly considered as inalienable and fundamental ...

Why We Strike Again

Why We Strike Again

December 01,2019 | Greta Thunberg

For more than a year, children and young people from around the world have been striking for the climate. We launched a movement that defied all expectations, with millions ...

Why Democracy is not Successful in Third World Countries

Why Democracy is not Successful in  Third World Countries

November 30,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Undoubtedly democracy is the most important factor in stabilization and development of third world countries, but it has not produced a good result in Afghanistan. . .

Climate Adaptation Now

Climate Adaptation Now

November 30,2019 | Emma Navarro

AS world leaders gather in Madrid for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), they must address more than future targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions...

Relevant nuclear safety measures of South Asia

Relevant nuclear safety  measures of South Asia

November 28,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

Nuclear proliferation in the sub-continent, has  led  to South Asia’s  Cold  War,  ideationally rooted in collective memory and  materially underpinned by the dynamics ...

Democracy Ensures Equal Opportunities

Democracy Ensures Equal Opportunities

November 28,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The word Democracy traces back to the Greek words demos, meaning “people,” and kratia, meaning “power or government”. According to a very ...

Chinese Contribution to Afghanistan Obvious to All

Chinese Contribution to  Afghanistan Obvious to All

November 27,2019 | Ambassador Wang Yu

It is my great honour to serve as Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan. Since taking office, I have spent most of my time meeting friends from all walks of life. I have deeply felt ...

Alliances Under Stress: South Korea, Japan and the United States

Alliances Under Stress: South Korea,  Japan and the United States

November 27,2019 | Marcus Noland

Rising diplomatic tensions between South Korea and Japan are putting American security interests at risk. Yet the United States government appears detached, unable to facilitate ...

Health Concerns over Rise of Air-Pollution in Winter Season

Health Concerns over Rise of Air-Pollution in  Winter Season

November 26,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In the eve of winter seasons, Kabul residents are concerned about air-pollution emitted as a result of heating household in the winter season. In past years, coal fuel pollution ...

The EU Must Recognize Palestine

The EU Must Recognize Palestine

November 26,2019 | Daoud Kuttab

The United States may have just obliterated any remaining hope for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s declaration ...

Why Afghanistan Shall Learn from Economic Development of China’s Xinjiang

Why Afghanistan Shall Learn from Economic  Development of China’s Xinjiang

November 25,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

No place tells the story of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) better in practice than China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, bordering eight countries including ...

Uniting through South Asian Games

Uniting through South Asian Games

November 25,2019 | Dwaipayan Regmi

Sports does not have a language. They don’t have any words. Or, there is nothing communicable within sports - but it unites people. It doesn’t matter whether you are Islam ...

Relevance of Secular Traditions in South Asian Context

Relevance of Secular Traditions in  South Asian Context

November 24,2019 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

In the post-independence era, with secularism laid down in the constitution, which the Muslim community’s elected representatives unanimously ...

Islamic State in Afghanistan: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Islamic State in Afghanistan: Between  a Rock and a Hard Place

November 24,2019 | Samiullah Doorandesh

It was undoubtedly a major strategic blunder of ISIS to opt Afghanistan as their base for recruitment and recuperation. They were never welcomed here. The US forces ...

Will the Prisoners Swap Push the Peace Process Forward?

Will the Prisoners Swap Push the  Peace Process Forward?

November 23,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Three years ago, two professors of American University of Afghanistan were abducted from Kabul, capital city. Since then, many efforts have been made to release the professors ...

Putin Means Money

Putin Means Money

November 23,2019 | Nina L. Khrushcheva

In her 2014 book Putin’s Kleptocracy, the late Karen Dawisha argued that the key to understanding Vladimir Putin’s Russia is money. While Putin was selling stories ...

Motivations for South Asian Nuclearisation

Motivations for South Asian Nuclearisation

November 21,2019 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

In the South Asian context, non-proliferation is not merely nuclear question. The larger forces and interests at work both within the  region and  outside have to be understood ...

The Coming Nuclear Crises

The Coming Nuclear Crises

November 21,2019 | Richard N. Haass

Until just a few years ago, it looked as if the problem posed by nuclear weapons had been successfully managed, if not solved. American and Russian nuclear stockpiles had been ...

Building a Euro-Japanese Alliance of Hope

Building a Euro-Japanese Alliance of Hope

November 20,2019 | Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Geography aside, Japan and the European Union have never been so close. With Europe’s long-standing transatlantic ties under strain, and China presenting a challenge ...

Harsh Rhetoric and Misjudgment Self-Destructive

Harsh Rhetoric and Misjudgment  Self-Destructive

November 20,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

With the increase in harsh rhetoric and discord over the result of presidential election, mistrust between Afghan officials will grow further. Both officials and political ...

Education is the most Powerful Weapon to Change Afghanistan

Education is the most Powerful Weapon  to Change Afghanistan

November 19,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In recent centuries many Mercantilist and Marxist scholars thought economy is the foundation of everything, but in modern era it is widely believed that education and human ...

Time for European Defense Autonomy

Time for European Defense Autonomy

November 19,2019 | Noëlle Lenoir

In a recent interview with The Economist, French President Emmanuel Macron presented his geopolitical vision ...

Contexts of Gandhi’s Leadership in Modern Era

Contexts of Gandhi’s Leadership in Modern Era

November 18,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

The issue of leadership in India is closely related to the socio-economic phenomena, mythology and religion. Although India was never a theocracy, its religious and social ...

Why End the Global Media Crisis?

Why End the Global Media Crisis?

November 18,2019 | Mark M. Nelson

Almost everywhere one looks nowadays, the news media are in crisis. And unfortunately, although a robust free press is fundamental to a well-functioning democracy, the world’s democratic ...

The Fundamental Challenges of Higher Educational System in Afghanistan

The Fundamental Challenges of Higher  Educational System in Afghanistan

November 17,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Fresh round of escalation between Israelis and Palestinian Islamic Jihad has just completed as hundreds of rockets is being fired towards Israeli cities and Israeli defence ...