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Weak Rule of Law as the Main Cause of High Crime Rate
August 21,2019 | M. Aria
Currently, Afghanistan is suffering from myriads of problems and among them the rising rate of crimes is a dominant one. The persistent insecurity and instability . . .
A Geoengineering Trojan Horse
August 21,2019 | Silvia Ribeiro
Although the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, the progress toward reducing greenhouse-gas emissions remains as disappointing as ever . . .
Waves of Criticisms and Reactions to Attacks on Wedding Hall in Kabul
August 20,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
This is the second dreadful attack within a month which targets west of Kabul civilians; the first attack targeted the security forces but more than 100 civilians and . . .
Pessimism and Optimism over The US-Taliban Peace Agreement
August 18,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
The eighth round of US-Taliban peace talks just ended on August 12 in Qatar but it caused a lot of Pessimism and optimism across Afghanistan. It has caused optimism ...
Afghanistan’s Independence and Its Importance at International Level
August 18,2019 | Bezhan Azam
Almost one century ago, Afghanistan gained its independence from British Empire. People at home and abroad reacted to this great historic event. Inside Afghanistan, fellow citizens . . .
Why The Political Parties Are Marginalized in Afghanistan
August 17,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
Unfortunately, the Afghan political parties, especially the traditional parties could not play a constructive role in past two decades in the country. Instead of getting ...
Contemporary Anti -Terror Laws and Structures of America (Part 2)
August 17,2019 | Rajkumar Singh
In addition, the event of 9/11 has enhanced the importance of Social Network Analysis (SNA). . .
Contemporary Anti -Terror Laws and Structures of America
August 15,2019 | Rajkumar Singh
In combating terrorism the United States of America has a different counter terrorist structure than other close allies, such as Australia, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom ...
Trade Disruption Is a Symptom of a Deeper Malaise
August 15,2019 | Mohamed A. El-Erian
It’s only a matter of time until the escalating tensions between China and the United States prompt many more economists to warn of an impending global economic ...
The India–Pakistan Historic Tensions and Its Spillover on Afghanistan
August 14,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
India and Pakistan have had historic odds and hostility which resulted in several wars, conflicts, and military standoffs against each and other. The roots of the continued ...
The Puzzle of Economic Progress
August 14,2019 | Diane Coyle
Do we know how economies develop? Obviously not, it seems, or otherwise every country would be doing better than it currently is in these low-growth times. In fact, cases ...
Targeting Civilians – A Lukewarm Response to Peace
August 08,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
The Taliban leadership continues its talks with the US representatives and its war against Afghan state and nation. It has adopted an equivocal policy which triggers ...
Killing a Silent Killer of Women
August 08,2019 | Muttaquina Hossain
In public health, discussions relating to women typically focus on maternal mortality, malnutrition, and more recently, sexual and reproductive health. But one facet ...
Women: From Silent Majority to Active Majority
August 07,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
Almost ten year ago, the former president of Afghanistan, Hamid karzai, said “the silent majority has become active majority.” He said this because ...
Fighting Violence with Evidence
August 07,2019 | Rachel Locke and Steven David
In last year’s Pathways for Peace report – the result of a joint study by the United Nations and the World Bank – UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned that ...
Many Ifs and Buts in Peace Talks
August 06,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
The eighth round of talks has been ushered in between the Taliban and US representatives in Qatari capital of Doha. The two sides seem hopeful about the outcome of this round . . .
What About Rochester?
August 06,2019 | Kenneth Rogoff
The rise of megacities as centers of strong job creation is one of the defining characteristics of the twenty-first-century global economy. But it is not always a positive ...
Has a Surge in Export Made Changes in Local Economy?
August 05,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
Afghanistan’s central location in Eurasia makes it a hub for goods and services. Benefiting from its bilateral Trade Agreements and membership in the World Trade . . .
Preventing TB is Rooted in Medical Ethics and Human Rights
August 05,2019 | Bobby Ramakant
With quarter of world’s population infected with latent TB (not active TB disease), and in the light of scientific fact that every new case of active TB disease comes ...
What are the Failing Factors of Democracy in Afghanistan?
August 04,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
Afghanistan has experienced many political systems including democracy, Kingdoms, Talibanism, autocracy and so on but none succeeded to change the destiny of Afghan people...
Don’t Squander the Techno-Revolution
August 04,2019 | Christopher Pissarides and Jacques Bughin
Public discussion of the effects of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) often focuses on the productivity benefits for companies and the economy ...
Public Concerns over Electoral Challenges
August 03,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
To celebrate democracy, Afghans flock to ballot boxes to cast their votes so that their ballots could prevent bullet and ensure their rights and freedoms, but challenges ...
Who Will Win the Twenty-First Century?
August 03,2019 | Joschka Fischer
The first two decades of the twenty-first century are beginning to cast a long shadow over the Western world. We have come a long way since the turn of the century ...
The Lucrative Business of War The Seller, The Buyer, The Victim
July 31,2019 | Naser Koshan
The history of war and peace goes beyond millenniums. Where war and destruction convey a nasty face value, it is also a multi-billion dollar venture for companies engaged ...
Journey of Terrorism from Birth to Maturity
July 31,2019 | Rajkumar Singh
Basically, the concept of ‘Terrorism’ is as old as the civilization of mankind itself and has existed in all ages in some form or other which might be known anarchists, revolutionaries ...
The Fourth Step of Democracy in Afghanistan
July 30,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
Today is the second day of electoral campaign and start of debates to run for the fourth presidential election in Afghanistan. Since 2001, there have been three presidential elections ...
How Europe’s Populists Lost The EU Game of Thrones
July 30,2019 | Sławomir Sierakowski
The conventional wisdom about European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s confirmation by the European Parliament this month is that Central and Eastern European ...
Ups and Downs of Journalism Freedom in Afghanistan
July 29,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
Journalism considered as one of the top ten high-risky jobs in the world; journalists knowingly they pay their precious lives to gain liberty for their nation. Despite numerous ...
Ultimate breakthrough in US attitude towards Afghanistan
July 29,2019 | Rajkumar Singh
Osama’s death came after nearly a decade of the US-led war on terror. President Barack Obama in an address to the nation said, ‘For over two decades Bin Laden ...
Inside story of US policy in Afghanistan after Soviet takeover
July 28,2019 | Rajkumar Singh
From the beginning of Soviet intervention in December 1979, the United States of America compounded the whole issue in Afghanistan. It used Islamic fundamentalism to counter ...
July 28,2019 | Anatole Kaletsky
Now that Boris Johnson has achieved his lifetime ambition to become the United Kingdom’s prime minister, the tragicomedy of Brexit is approaching its climax...
Our Schools Need Fundamental Change
July 27,2019 | M. Rasool Shah
The scenes are pathetic; be it inside the schools or outside. Students are the ominous figures of indiscipline, lack of manners and frightening combination of all the symptoms ...
Boris Johnson and the Triumph of Gullibility?
July 27,2019 | Raj Persaud
US President Donald Trump has already proclaimed that Boris Johnson, Britain’s new prime minister, is popular because he is seen as “Britain Trump” (sic)...
Afghans Fear Return of Islamic Emirate
July 25,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
Afghans fear that return of the “Islamic Emirate” after peace agreement between the Taliban and their Afghan and US interlocutors will put the democratic ...
Afghanistan on the Eve of Presidential Campaign: Worries and Advancements
July 25,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
The good news is that Afghan government become able to provide almost the entire presidential election budget from its own pocket. Recently, president Ghani said “I have allocated ...