Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Public Concerns over Rise of Criminal Offences in Crowded Cities of Afghanistan

Public Concerns over Rise of Criminal Offences  in Crowded Cities of Afghanistan

October 17,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After a few months of relatively calm, once again the number of criminal and terrorist assassinations has increased in Afghanistan, especially inside large city of the country ...

The Asia-Africa Growth Corridor: Dynamics, Status Quo and Prospects

The Asia-Africa Growth Corridor:  Dynamics, Status Quo and Prospects

October 17,2019 | Lin Youhong, Wang Yuhao, Li Gen

Nearly three years after its launch, the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) has been labeled a counterweight to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). And the press, particularly ...

The Asia-Africa Growth Corridor: Dynamics, Status Quo and Prospects

The Asia-Africa Growth Corridor:  Dynamics, Status Quo and Prospects

October 17,2019 | Lin Youhong, Wang Yuhao, Li Gen

Nearly three years after its launch, the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) has been labeled a counterweight to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). And the press, particularly ...

Pollution Requires to Be Tackled Firmly

Pollution Requires to Be Tackled Firmly

October 16,2019 | S. Asim

A state cannot exist without population and, at the same time, the size of population greatly influenc ...

Does Public Banking Work?

Does Public Banking Work?

October 16,2019 | Katharina Pistor

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the United States is finally embracing public banking. In the summer of 1989, political theorist Francis Fukuyama famously ...

Terrorism, opium and corruptions: the catastrophic triangle in Afghanistan

Terrorism, opium and corruptions: the  catastrophic triangle in Afghanistan

October 15,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In few last decades, Afghanistan has been suffering from three interconnected challenges: Terrorism, opium and Corruption. The first two of them that require both national and international ...

Violations of Panchsheel principles by super powers in South Asia

Violations of Panchsheel principles  by super powers in South Asia

October 15,2019 | Dr.Rajkumar Singh

ANKARA, Turkey— It is dismaying that Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria is being spun in the American news media as an attack on Kurds, as weakening ...

China – From a Backward Country to World’s Second Largest Economy

China – From a Backward Country  to World’s Second Largest Economy

October 14,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Within the past seven decades, China has made great strides, especially after adopting its reform and opening-up policy. In 1949, Mao Zedong stood in Tiananmen Square ...

Why Turkey Took the Fight to Syria

Why Turkey Took the Fight to Syria

October 14,2019 | Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

ANKARA, Turkey— It is dismaying that Turkey’s military operation in northeastern Syria is being spun in the American news media as an attack on Kurds, as weakening ...

How to Face the Challenges

How to Face the Challenges

October 13,2019 | Dilawar Sherzai

Every society is recognized from the types of its problems and the nature of its values and habits of its people. The great societies of the world that achieved the zenith of development ...

A Report of The Truth of Hong Kong

A Report of The Truth of Hong Kong

October 13,2019 | Robert Ovadia

I have never seen disinformation weaponised with such venom as my time in Hong Kong...

The Instrumental View of Islamabad on Afghan Peace Process

The Instrumental View of Islamabad  on Afghan Peace Process

October 12,2019 | By: Saalim Naji / Translated by: Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After the cancellation of peace talks between the US and Taliban, the Taliban were almost marginalized in the world and so traveled to capitals of regional countries to compel the United ...

At 70, is China still a challenge for America?

At 70, is China still  a challenge for America?

October 12,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

The present day People’s Republic of China (PRC) was born on October 1, 1949, after a long mass struggle/movement which paved the way for  development of Marxist-Leninist ideology ...

EU Ambassadors Against Death Penalty

EU Ambassadors Against Death Penalty

October 10,2019 |

Today is the World Day Against the Death Penalty. We, the Ambassadors of the European Union, its Member States and Norway to Afghanistan, reiterate our strong and principled ...

Human Rights Discourse through Religious Prism

Human Rights Discourse  through Religious Prism

October 10,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Metaphysical human rights, which are discussed among religious scholars, will neither heal the bleeding wounds of human societies nor prevent from violence and bloodshed. . .

Regional Stakeholders Urge for Inclusive Peace Talks

Regional Stakeholders Urge  for Inclusive Peace Talks

October 09,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Following the trip of a Taliban delegation to Islamabad, the issue of peace talks resumption has resurfaced. The Afghan government has reiterated Afghan-owned and Afghan-led ...

No More Half-Measures on Corporate Taxes

No More Half-Measures on Corporate Taxes

October 09,2019 | Joseph E. Stiglitz

Globalization has gotten a bad rap in recent years, and often for good reason. But some critics, not least US President Donald Trump, place the blame in the wrong place, conjuring ...

Will Afghanistan Achieve Sustainable Peace?

Will Afghanistan Achieve Sustainable Peace?

October 08,2019 | Moh. Sakhi Rezaie

Political conflicts in any country can only be solved through political dialogue. However, to put an end in long conflicts like the one in Afghanistan, some of the egregious ...

Inside Macron’s Russia Initiative

Inside Macron’s Russia Initiative

October 08,2019 | Mark Leonard

French President Emmanuel Macron is one of those leaders who wants to bend the arc of history. Having upended French politics, he has secured positions for his preferred candidates at the head ...

China Plays a Prominent Role in Promoting the Peace Process in Afghanistan

China Plays a Prominent Role  in Promoting the Peace Process in Afghanistan

October 07,2019 | By: Huang Dekai ,Qin Ruijing&Peng Chaohui

On September 7, 2019, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi and Afghan Foreign Minister Rabbani held the third China-Afghanistan-Pakistan ...

The IMF After Argentina

The IMF After Argentina

October 07,2019 | Kenneth Rogoff

CAMBRIDGE – In case you blinked, the Argentine government built up a pile of debt out of almost nothing with surprising speed, and then proceeded to default on it almost ...

Agricultural productivity in 2019 and its persistent challenges

Agricultural productivity  in 2019 and its persistent challenges

October 06,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The agricultural sector plays an important role in economy of Afghanistan as around 80% of Afghan populations are fed by this industry. The climate of Afghanistan is well ...

Greening Our Cities

Greening Our Cities

October 06,2019 | Emma Navarro and Nanda Jichkar

LUXEMBOURG – With global leaders having recently gathered in New York City for the UN Climate Action Summit, it is important to remember that cities are not just convenient settings ...

No Peace is Feasible in Absence of Government in Afghanistan

No Peace is Feasible in Absence  of Government in Afghanistan

October 05,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last Thursday, a Taliban 12-member delegation led by political deputy Mullah Abdul GhaniBaradar went to Islamabad and met with Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Minister ...

The EU’s Rule-of-Law Test

The EU’s Rule-of-Law Test

October 05,2019 | Tytti Tuppurainen

HELSINKI – The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom’s recent ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in seeking to suspend (or “prorogue”) the UK Parliament ...

Afghans Lost their Trust in Democracy

Afghans Lost their Trust in Democracy

October 03,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani insisted on holding elections before a formal peace talks with the Taliban, which was against the Taliban’s demands. After the result ...

The Gandhian Principles for Non-violence and Peace

The Gandhian Principles  for Non-violence and Peace

October 03,2019 | Dr. Ahmad Meraj

Humanity is passing through roads plagued by wars, conflicts, hunger and environmental destruction and loss of natural resources. We must restore the balance between individuals ...

China Celebrates its Seven-Decade Development

China Celebrates  its Seven-Decade Development

October 02,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Since its establishment in 1949, People’s Republic of China has played a constructive role in regional and global peacekeeping ...

The Roots of Hong Kong’s Crisis

The Roots of Hong Kong’s Crisis

October 02,2019 | Henry Huang

Hong Kong, the pearl of the East, yet lives in such a turmoil.  The ongoing political crisis and massive protest have drawn a large amount of international concern and attention. . .

Let’s IECs Do their jobs

Let’s IECs Do their jobs

October 01,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Undoubtedly, the presidential election has only one winner but the current atmosphere seems as if everyone is winner. As soon as the presidential election ended, the atmosphere ...

Saving Pacific Islanders from Geoengineering

Saving Pacific Islanders from Geoengineering

October 01,2019 | François Martel

Geoengineering will save us from the climate crisis, its champions insist. By using technology either to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or to deflect some solar radiation ...

Pros and Cons of Presidential Election in Afghanistan

Pros and Cons of Presidential  Election in Afghanistan

September 30,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In spite of some challenges and shortcomings, the current presidential election described as one of the best election in recent years. Despite serious security warnings ...

China – A Model for Peaceful Development

China – A Model for Peaceful Development

September 30,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

This year marks 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, which has made great strides through its reform and opening-up policy and changed . . .

What’s Freezing Europe-Russia Relations?

What’s Freezing Europe-Russia Relations?

September 29,2019 | Joschka Fischer

Although the European Union and Russia are part of the same landmass, they don’t have all that much in common.. .

The Mainstreaming of Corruption

The Mainstreaming of Corruption

September 29,2019 | Sławomir Sierakowski

As we have seen in recent years, domination by a populist party can lead to the deep polarization of an electorate. But it also erodes the ethical fabric of political life. . .