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We Are As Strong As We Are United

We Are As Strong As We Are United

January 18,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The very simple definition of unity is act of joining together and living together under a nondiscriminatory political system in order to achieve national ...

Hostages of History

Hostages of History

January 18,2020 | Carl Bildt

During the recent flare-up between the United States and Iran, US President Donald Trump tweeted that he was prepared to bomb “52 Iranian sites (representing the ...

Why We Need to Develop a Critical Research Culture

Why We Need to Develop a Critical  Research Culture

January 16,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

As a consequence of long conflicts in Afghanistan, the research and academic activities are faced many quantative and qualitative challenges. During the ...

Consequences of British policy in South Asia

Consequences of British policy in South Asia

January 16,2020 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

The consequence of the constitutional advance from the Reforms of 1919 to the India Act of 1935 encouraged, in the Muslim majority provinces, powerful centrifugal forces based on community and regional identity. However, the basic parameters of Muslim politics ...

The Challenges of Winter Season in Afghanistan

The Challenges of Winter Season  in Afghanistan

January 15,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The natural challenges are usually high in Afghanistan but it is higher in the winter seasons. These challenges consist of road blockage, snowstorm, snow-slippage, human ...

Trump’s Near Miss with Iran

Trump’s Near Miss with Iran

January 15,2020 | Elizabeth Drew

The recent tense, dangerous exchanges between the United States and Iran have revealed a great deal about US President Donald Trump’s management of his foreign policy. The main ...

How Ancient Silk Road Contributed to the Ancient Civilizations

 How Ancient Silk Road Contributed to  the Ancient Civilizations

January 14,2020 | Hujjatullah Zia

Trade and cultural exchanges played a crucial role in the development of ancient civilization. Besides commercial give-and-take, the historical Silk Road was a route ...

Central Banks Face a Year of Mounting Challenges

Central Banks Face a Year of  Mounting Challenges

January 14,2020 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

After a year that involved one of the biggest U-turns in recent monetary-policy history, central banks are now hoping for peace and quiet in 2020. This is particularly true for the ...

Causes of Administrative Corruption

Causes of Administrative  Corruption

January 13,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

There is decisive unanimity that corruption is the mother of all problems in Afghanistan. According to experts, after insecurity, the corruption is the second most ...

The Inequality Debate We Need

The Inequality Debate We Need

January 13,2020 | Kenneth Rogoff

While denizens of the world’s wealthiest economies debate the fate and fortune of the middle class, over 800 million people worldwide have no access to electricity. And more than two billion have no ...

What Is OHS? & Why It Is Important to Know?

What Is OHS? & Why It Is  Important to Know?

January 12,2020 | Sayed Nasrat Hashemi

OHS means “Occupational Health & Safety”, the three words that either our society is not familiarized with or those who are familiar, ignore it or can not do anything about it, since we were ...

The End of the Free-Market Paradigm

The End of the Free-Market Paradigm

January 12,2020 | Diane Coyle

The 2020s will be the decade when the idea that economic problems can be “left to the market” to solve is finally put to rest – after some 40 years during which that belief has caused untold damage to society and . . .

Degrading Treatment as Human Rights Violation

Degrading Treatment as Human  Rights Violation

January 11,2020 | Hujjatullah Zia

People sustain inhuman treatment in times of war and peace across the world and their rights and “inherent dignity” are violated in one way or another. Although there is a set of globally accepted moral and ...

The Demonization of Journalists Must End

The Demonization of Journalists Must End

January 11,2020 | Leon Willems

Five years ago this month, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi stormed the Paris offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and, in a nightmare lasting just minutes, killed 12 ...

SAARC as a platform of regional co-operation

SAARC as a platform of regional  co-operation

January 09,2020 | Rajkumar Singh

The countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) represents 1.47 billion people, which is around 25 per cent of the world population. The inspiring ...

Trump’s Gift to China

Trump’s Gift to China

January 09,2020 | Minxin Pei

US President Donald Trump’s decision to order the assassination of Qassem Suleimani, Iran’s most powerful military commander, has raised the ...

Kabul Streets: the Kingdom of Social Criminals

Kabul Streets: the Kingdom of  Social Criminals

January 08,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

As result of long war and rising poverty, the phenomena of social crimes have increased in all large cities of Afghanistan, but the Kabul is considered as the Kingdom of social ...

The Assassin’s False Creed

The Assassin’s False Creed

January 08,2020 | Nina L. Khrushcheva

For an armchair warrior like US President Donald Trump, who received five deferments from serving in Vietnam, assassinations must look like a foreign-policy silver bullet. You take ...

The Historical Development of Constitution in Afghanistan

The Historical Development of  Constitution in Afghanistan

January 07,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

One of the greatest human achievements in the field of social and political life is invention and enactment of rights and laws which largely regulated ...

The Inequality Debate We Need

The Inequality Debate We Need

January 07,2020 | Kenneth Rogoff

While denizens of the world’s wealthiest economies debate the fate and fortune of the middle class, over 800 million people worldwide have no access to electricity. And more ...

Afghan Peace Talk Red Line

Afghan Peace Talk Red Line

January 06,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In the eve of the new round of face-to-face talks with Taliban in Doha, Qatar, concerns are raised among many ordinary Afghans, particularly women, against whom many restricted ...

Suleimani’s Death Likely to Jeopardize Regional Stability

Suleimani’s Death Likely to Jeopardize  Regional Stability

January 06,2020 | Hujjatullah Zia

The surprise killing of Iranian Major General Qassim Suleimani and a powerful Iraqi militia commander and government official Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis have ...

Why No National Consensus on the Afghan peace process?

Why No National Consensus on the  Afghan peace process?

January 05,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The Talks between United States and Taliban is supposed to resume in next few days after it was suspended for the second time following a suicide attack on a US ...

How Ownership Concentration Is Happening, and Why It Matters

How Ownership Concentration Is Happening, and Why It Matters

January 05,2020 | Alissa Amico

If the global economy were a chess game, few pieces would be left on the board. Most would be relegated to the role of bystanders, observing a concentration of ...

The Positive and Negative Factors of Democratization in Afghanistan

The Positive and Negative Factors of  Democratization in Afghanistan

January 04,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In the last two decades, it is the fourth time that political power is peacefully transited on the basis of democratic rule without uses of weapon in Afghanistan ...

Putting a Price on Soil

Putting a Price on Soil

January 04,2020 | Esther Ngumbi

On December 5, the world marked World Soil Day. The theme this year, “Stop Soil Erosion, Save our Future,” was chosen to raise awareness of the damage being done to soils ...

Status of Gender Equality in Present Context

Status of Gender Equality in Present Context

January 02,2020 | Rajkumar Singh

Traditionally, the expected role performance of the female places them in a secondary position in the social structure and in the minds of men and women alike. All institutions–social, ...

Putin’s Pipelines to Power

Putin’s Pipelines to Power

January 02,2020 | Nina L. Khrushcheva

Over the last year, predictions of serious struggles for Russian President Vladimir Putin – or even his political demise – have been increasingly frequent. A recent ...

Hot To Ensure Good Governance

Hot To Ensure Good Governance

January 01,2020 | A. Sherzai

Favorable, fair, and effective governance is clearly one of the most dominant factors for sustainable development. Today good governance is also a key to sustainable ...

The Future of Putin’s Information Autocracy

The Future of Putin’s Information Autocracy

January 01,2020 | Sergei Guriev

From Hitler to Stalin, and from Mussolini to Mao, the world’s twentieth-century dictators took to heart Niccolò Machiavelli’s famous dictum that “it is better ...

Challenges of Extreme Poverty Loom Large in Winter

 Challenges of Extreme Poverty Loom  Large in Winter

December 31,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

If you walk in Kabul streets, you will see many children worried about their life struggling from dawn to dusk to make the ends meet. If you park your vehicle somewhere in the ...

How to Ban the Use of Foreign Currencies in Afghanistan: A Policy Recommendation to Da Afghanistan Bank

How to Ban the Use of Foreign Currencies in  Afghanistan: A Policy Recommendation to Da  Afghanistan Bank

December 31,2019 | Dr. Abdullah Ludeen

Since the introduction of new Afghan currency (Afghani-AFN) in 2003, the use of foreign currencies in some provinces of the country has increased. Among others the ...

The Challenges of Research Culture in Afghanistan

The Challenges of Research Culture  in Afghanistan

December 30,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

As a consequence of long conflicts in Afghanistan, the research and academic activities are faced many quantative and qualitative challenges. During the domestic ...

Make Europe Relevant Again

Make Europe Relevant Again

December 30,2019 | Sigmar Gabriel and Christoph Bornschein

It is increasingly clear that the European Union was not built to be a global actor. The EU is a strictly European idea, designed to bring peace and prosperity to a region ravaged ...

How Multilateral Mechanism is Important for the Peace Progress of Afghanistan

How Multilateral Mechanism is Important for the Peace Progress of Afghanistan

December 29,2019 | Ting Zhao, Shiping Tang, Yuting Zhou, Di Liu

the security situation in Afghanistan has been sharply strained since U.S. President Donald trump called off talks with the Taliban. Military clashes between Afghan government ...