Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, April 19th, 2019

Managing the Rapidly Increasing Population

Managing the Rapidly Increasing Population

April 18, 2019 | Dilawar Sherzai

A state cannot exist without population and, at the same time, the size of population greatly influences the nation. In today’s societies, the size of population ...

Ode to Our Lady of Europe

Ode to Our Lady of Europe

April 18, 2019 | Bernard-Henri Lévy

As I write this from Berlin, I am prostrate before the images of fire, devastation, and ash engulfing Notre-Dame de Paris – Our Lady of Paris. She is a treasure of civilization ...

Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh Takes Actions Positively to Resolve it

Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh Takes  Actions Positively to Resolve it

April 17, 2019 | Author: Sun Xiqin

Rohingya people are one of the minority groups suffering the most severe oppressions in the world. Rohingya people refer to the stateless group, who are India-Aryan race not accepted ...

ICC Rejects Appeal to Investigate War Crimes in Afghanistan

ICC Rejects Appeal to Investigate  War Crimes in Afghanistan

April 17, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

ICC is an International Criminal Court investigates and brings to justice people responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, intervening when national ...

Ups and Downs in Complicated Relationship between Afghanistan and Iran

Ups and Downs in Complicated Relationship  between Afghanistan and Iran

April 16, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Historically, the formal relationship between Afghanistan and Iran started with gaining independence of Afghanistan from Britain by Ghazi Amanullah Khan, specifically after 1919...

The Fly and the Sweet

The Fly and the Sweet

April 15, 2019 | Muhammad Rasool

A fly always sits on a sweet thing. It can be better explained by a zoologist but I am sure it has a strong sense of smell as it soon finds out a hidden sweet thing and comes and sits on it...

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Recent Developments and Next Steps (Part 2)

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:  Recent Developments and Next Steps (Part 2)

April 15, 2019 | Gabriel M. Piccillo

The past year has seen novel tumult, starting with US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision in December 2017  to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem...

The Belt and Road Initiative Help Afghanistan Regain Its Glories in Silk Road

The Belt and Road Initiative Help Afghanistan  Regain Its Glories in Silk Road

April 14, 2019 | Liu Jinsong

Over the past year, the treasures of the Afghan National Museum were on exhibition in major cities in China. The visitors for the exhibition were crowded and the event was ...

A Need for ‘Inclusive Transition’ in Sudan after Bashir’s Downfall

A Need for ‘Inclusive Transition’ in Sudan  after Bashir’s Downfall

April 14, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Sudanese military removed President Omar Hassan al-Bashir from power on Thursday after months of protests against his 30-year rule, and Sudan’s Vice President and Defense Minister ...

Wars, Their Vitality and Their Outcomes

Wars, Their Vitality and Their Outcomes

April 13, 2019 | Dilawar Sherzai

Wars have always played a dominant role in human societies, if not positive all the times. There are many people in the world who consider that wars are necessary ...

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Recent Developments and Next Steps

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Recent  Developments and Next Steps

April 13, 2019 | Gabriel M. Piccillo

The international community is concerned about stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects, and the knock-on effects on regional stability, and international tranquility...

Kabul to Hold Peace Talks with Taliban in Doha

Kabul to Hold Peace Talks with Taliban in Doha

April 10, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Establishing a peace Reconciliation Council, Kabul has announced on Sunday that it will send an official delegation to Qatar peace talks with the Taliban. “For now ...

Trump’s Most Worrisome Legacy

Trump’s Most Worrisome Legacy

April 10, 2019 | Joseph E. Stiglitz

Kirstjen Nielsen’s forced resignation as US Secretary of Homeland Security is no reason to celebrate. Yes, she presided over the forced separation of families ...

Optimism and Challenges of Agriculture Industry in Afghanistan

Optimism and Challenges of  Agriculture Industry in Afghanistan

April 09, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Agriculture and agriculture-related industries are fundamental means of livelihood in Afghanistan supporting around 80% of its population. The climate of Afghanistan is well suited...

How Western Economies Can Avoid the Japan Trap

How Western Economies Can Avoid the Japan Trap

April 09, 2019 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

Not too long ago, the conventional wisdom held that “Japanification” could never happen in Western economies. Leading US economists argued that if the combined ...

The Need to Establishment of Safe Working Environment for Women

The Need to Establishment of Safe Working  Environment for Women

April 08, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Unfortunately, many expressions and reports indicate that women job holders and job seekers are secretly and mentally harassed, particularly sexual harassment is more common ...

Kazakhstan: Testing a 21st Century Upgrade of Faith-Driven Saudi Soft Power

Kazakhstan: Testing a 21st Century Upgrade of  Faith-Driven Saudi Soft Power

April 08, 2019 | James M. Dorsey

A recent study of the popularity of a Saudi-inspired quietist ultra-conservative strand of Islam among Kazakh businessmen suggests that the kingdom has upgraded its faith-driven ...

Fundamentalism, a curse or blessing for modern world!

Fundamentalism, a curse or blessing  for modern world!

April 07, 2019 | Asmat Yari

16th century marks the dawn of modernization with Muslim world at the peak of civilization when West had just begun. The three Islamic states namely Safavid dynasaty in Persia ...

Climate Justice Versus Populism

Climate Justice Versus Populism

April 07, 2019 | Stella Schaller and Alexander Carius

The first polls are in. The upcoming European Parliament elections could deliver up to 25% of seats to Euroskeptic right-wing populist forces like Italy’s League party ...

Stoltenberg: NATO Fully Supports Afghan Peace and democratic values

Stoltenberg: NATO Fully Supports Afghan Peace  and democratic values

April 06, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last week, the Foreign ministers of NATO’s 29 member countries had meetings in Washington to mark the alliance’s 70th anniversary and discuss security ...

NATO’s Stoltenberg Paradox

NATO’s Stoltenberg Paradox

April 06, 2019 | Bogdan Klich

As it turns 70, NATO is facing its most severe challenges since the Cold War ended nearly three decades ago. The Alliance has been rocked by Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea ...

Vigilance is Vital in Democracy

Vigilance is Vital in Democracy

April 04, 2019 | Dilawar Sherzai

Achievements in life are difficult to attain. In order to make achievements in life, it is necessary for an individual to have the urge and the iron will. Without having ...

Economic reform in the Gulf: Who benefits, really?

Economic reform in the Gulf: Who benefits, really?

April 04, 2019 | James M. Dorsey

For Gulf leaders, long-overdue economic reforms were never going to be easy.
Leaders like the crown princes of Saudi ...

The Public Should Value Cultural Norms

The Public Should Value Cultural Norms

April 03, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

In the post-Taliban Afghanistan where women act as ministers, ambassadors, MPs, chairpersons of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, Election Commission ...

Balochistan: A Powder Keg at a Geopolitical Crossroads

Balochistan: A Powder Keg at  a Geopolitical Crossroads

April 03, 2019 | Dr. James M. Dorsey

Balochistan should be oozing with optimism as Chinese and Saudi investment pours into the troubled Pakistani province. It is not. Instead, Balochistan ...

The Outcomes of the War, in the Favor of none of the Parties

The Outcomes of the War, in the Favor  of none of the Parties

April 02, 2019 | M. Hashimi

Wars have always played a dominant role in human societies, if not positive all the times. There are many people in the world who consider that wars are necessary, though wars ...

Springtime for Nationalism?

Springtime for Nationalism?

April 02, 2019 | Bill Emmott

Is populism still on the rise? That question will be looming over elections in Israel, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Spain, and the European Union over the next two months ...

Necessity for Preventive Measures Against Natural Disasters

Necessity for Preventive Measures  Against Natural Disasters

April 01, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last Thursday and Friday the west and north provinces of the country were severely damaged with heavy rainfall and flood spate. These floods have badly affected across seven provinces ...

The Transatlantic Continental Drift

The Transatlantic Continental Drift

April 01, 2019 | Christopher R. Hill

The Earth’s continental plates broke apart and first began to shift hundreds of millions of years ago. But anyone visiting European capitals or following events ...

Public Optimism for Peaceful life in the New Year

Public Optimism for  Peaceful life in the New Year

March 31, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Notwithstanding the growing hope for peace and stability, Afghans have suffered severely within the past years as the Taliban guerilla fighters intensified their attacks following ...

Europe Needs a Global Strategy

Europe Needs a Global Strategy

March 31, 2019 | Joschka Fischer

Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States may have hastened the end of the “American Century” and of the US-led postwar international order. ..

Small Pine Nuts, Great Friendship

Small Pine Nuts, Great Friendship

March 30, 2019 | Liu Jinsong

On March 28th, I, accompanying H.E. President Ghani, attended the launching ceremony of a pine nut processing factory in Kabul Industrial Park. The pine nuts, pine nut processing factory ...

A Low-Carbon Belt and Road

A Low-Carbon Belt and Road

March 30, 2019 | Ma Jun and Simon Zadek

Discussions about climate action nowadays often focus on the largest past and current emitters. But, if one looks to the future, the biggest climate risks and opportunities lie ...

Reactions to Political Prescription of Imran Khan

Reactions to Political Prescription of Imran Khan

March 28, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Simultaneous with advances of peace process, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, for the second time, prescribed an interim government to skip the current deadlock ...

Journalism’s Risky Tech Attraction

Journalism’s Risky Tech Attraction

March 28, 2019 | Alexandra Borchardt

Technology was supposed to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Connect everyone to the Internet, it was once assumed, and democracy would follow. Collect enough data ...