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The Importance of Morality

The Importance of Morality

December 11, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

God has been profoundly real to me in recent years. In the midst of outer dangers, I have felt an inner calm. In the midst of lonely days and dreary nights, I have heard an inner voice...

Where is the International Community?

Where is the International Community?

December 10, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Civilians suffer severely as a result of war and militancy. Regional conflicts and terrorist acts have inflicted heavy sufferings and casualties upon them. Both states and terrorist networks...

The Yemen Crisis

The Yemen Crisis

December 07, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The mounting conflict in Yemen will put an adverse effect on the regional security and inflict heavy sufferings on Yemenis. Following the Syria’s conflict, Yemen is most likely to...

Terrorism Remains a Serious Issue

Terrorism Remains a Serious Issue

December 05, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghan nation paid heavy sacrifices in combating terrorism. The militant fighters, mainly the Taliban and self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), carried out indiscriminate...

Loya Jirga from Legal Perspective

Loya Jirga from Legal Perspective

December 04, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

In tribal belts, the issues are resolved by tribal council consisting of elders and influential figures, this tradition held strong sway in the past. Loya Jirga (Grand National Assembly)...

The Thucydides Trap and Sino-US Relations

The Thucydides Trap and Sino-US Relations

December 03, 2017 | Shakir wazir

Thucydides, a Greek historian, who recounted the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens in The History of Peloponnesian War and wrote that the rising power of Athens had spawned fears in...

No End to Human Rights Violation

No End to Human Rights Violation

December 02, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Human rights violation continues unabated in contemporary era. People’s rights and dignity are humiliated. They are still judged on the grounds of their color. People of color still...

Orange Wishes for the Black Days of Zahra

Orange Wishes for the Black Days of Zahra

November 29, 2017 | Fatima Faizi

These days, elimination of violence against women is debated hotly by civil society activists, media, and social media. The effectiveness of annual ceremony, which is celebrated with great...

The Endless Talks vs. Endless War

The Endless Talks vs. Endless War

November 29, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Within the past two years, the Taliban carried out large-scale attacks against Afghanistan and killed scores of Afghan soldiers and civilians. With mullah Haibatullah at the helm, the Taliban...

High Time for Peace Talks With Taliban

High Time for Peace Talks With Taliban

November 28, 2017 | Manish Rai

The Taliban recent attacks on the Afghan security forces in the southern province of Kandahar and Farah intended to demoralize Afghan forces beset by casualties and desertions since NATO...

Still Not Hearing the Death Knell of IS

Still Not Hearing the Death  Knell of IS

November 28, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The self-styled Islamic State (IS) group left a tragic history behind. Under the mask of religion, the IS carried out bloody war and shed streams of blood not only in Iraq and Syria but...

Only Negotiation will Pour Oil on Troubled Waters

Only Negotiation will Pour Oil on Troubled Waters

November 27, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Although democracy is debated hotly in modern world, democratic principles are violated to a great extent. People’s rights and dignity are infringed not only by militants but also by...

The Vulnerability of Democracy in Afghanistan

The Vulnerability of Democracy in Afghanistan

November 26, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

In democratic systems, separation of powers is highly crucial and it was first discussed in 1301, Afghan calendar, in the constitution approved by King Amanullah Khan. In the current constitution...

The Consequences of Violence against Women in Family

The Consequences of Violence  against Women in Family

November 26, 2017 | Qurban Ali Ansari

Violence against women means disregarding women’s natural and human rights. The General Assembly of the United Nations approved November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination...

Women – Prone to Social and Political Ills

Women – Prone to Social and Political Ills

November 25, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Women are left at the mercy of social, political, and economic pain and sufferings around the globe. Their rights and freedoms are violated in some ways by many groups. Their social and cultural...

The Echo of Zahra’s Suicide

The Echo of Zahra’s Suicide

November 23, 2017 | Mohammad Hedayat

The news about Zahra’s suicide went viral and triggered public conjecture, which was stereotypical. There were words about the refusal of her monograph for six times, lack of patience...

Casualties Lead to Despair

Casualties Lead to Despair

November 23, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Despite the democratic system, the issue of terrorism has filled the air with a sense of disappointment. The high graph of soldiers’ casualties has hardened the process of recruitment...

Unless You Create Good Universities; You cannot Move into the Next Phase of Development!!

Unless You Create Good Universities; You cannot Move into the Next Phase of Development!!

November 22, 2017 | Hamid Bamik

The title of this paper is derived from the book of The New Asian Hemisphere written by Kishore Mahbubani, the dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University...

Political Hullabaloo in Pakistan

Political Hullabaloo in Pakistan

November 22, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

After Pakistani Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz’s leader Nawaz Sharif disqualified by Supreme Court (SC), a sense of political hullabaloo emerged inside Pakistan...

The Weak Points of Afghanistan’s Higher Education

The Weak Points of Afghanistan’s Higher Education

November 21, 2017 | Mustafa Ahmadi

In the world where all proceed toward progress and development, one cannot underestimate the role of educational institutions since level of higher education and dynamic system of education and...

Civilians Suffer amidst War

Civilians Suffer amidst War

November 21, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Human rights violation constantly makes global headline. People’s rights are violated in some ways or the other, especially on the basis of their racial and religious backgrounds...

From Ethnicity to Democracy

From Ethnicity to Democracy

November 20, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Basically, Afghanistan was established in 1747 through tribal confederation. The form of state was sultanate and all tribes could not convene in the session when Ahmad Shah Abdali was...

Shyness and Superstition – Options for Women’s Death

Shyness and Superstition – Options for Women’s Death

November 20, 2017 | Fatima Faizi

The labyrinth of life has brought no changes in the world of Afghan women whose life is simple and sad. There is no clear census about their health. In the turbulent state of Afghanistan, there has...

The Hero and Villain

The Hero and Villain

November 19, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

There are not only individuals who shed the blood of innocents but also a number of people who sacrifice their lives to save the blood from being shed. We live in the world where heroes fight...

Five Things You Need to Know about ISIL

Five Things You Need to Know about ISIL

November 18, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) did not only shed the blood of innocent individuals but also dishonored thousands of women and destroyed tens of cultural monuments...

Kabul and a Women’s Garden

Kabul and a Women’s Garden

November 16, 2017 | Fatima Faizi

There are many states with manifold cities in the world, however, there are some countries in need of open spaces for women. Kabul is a city in dire need of open space for women to meander...

Still in Pursuit of Islamic Emirate?

Still in Pursuit of Islamic Emirate?

November 16, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The Taliban’s dream for establishing Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan did not come true. They ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 with the barrel of gun and practiced upon harsh ideology...

Kabul University and Academic Freedom

Kabul University and Academic Freedom

November 15, 2017 | Hamid Bamik

Academic freedom is both a “core value and governing principle” of higher education institutions. Its proponents are in this belief that academic places are designed to...

Al-Qaeda – A Threat to the Region

Al-Qaeda – A Threat to the Region

November 15, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

With the defeat of the self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Al-Qaeda is most likely to emerge stronger than before and fill the vacuum left by ISIL group. Al-Qaeda sought...

The Evolution of Microfinance in Post Conflict Afghanistan

The Evolution of Microfinance in Post Conflict Afghanistan

November 14, 2017 | Rasuldad Danish

Amid the growing concern on poverty in developing countries, microfinance stood out as a promising means of poverty alleviation in Bangladesh through the initiative taken by Muhammad Yunus...

Does Every Cloud Have a Silver Lining?

Does Every Cloud Have a Silver Lining?

November 14, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The Taliban, which held power over roughly three quarters of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, still wage war against Afghan government and target both soldiers and civilians. Following the downfall...

‘Man is Born Free, and Everywhere He is in Chains’

‘Man is Born Free, and Everywhere He is in Chains’

November 13, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

In modern world, freedom has been recognized as a natural and fundamental right of mankind. All have been born free and are supposed to exercise their rights freely. Freedom is strongly cherished...

Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty Nest Syndrome

November 12, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The war and militancy created large-scale challenges for human societies. A large number of people from war-torn countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, etc. took refuge to other countries...

Effective Factors in Mental Health

Effective Factors in Mental Health

November 12, 2017 | Ali Rezayi

There is no agreed definition for mental health or illness. Those who play their role constructively in society are mentally healthy and vice versa. Culture will strongly affect a society’s...

Superstition Rules Societies

Superstition Rules Societies

November 11, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Superstition holds strong sway in human societies. People show tendency in myth and legend. They believe in baseless and deceptive statements. Superstitions have continued from primitive...