Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Disaster Capitalism Comes to Puerto Rico

Disaster Capitalism Comes to Puerto Rico

November 17, 2018 | Martin Guzman and Joseph E. Stiglitz

It has been more than a year since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, compounding the agony of a commonwealth that was already caught in an economic downward spiral. In addition ...

Strange Bedfellows: Ideology Trumps Defense of Ethnic, Religious and Minority Rights

Strange Bedfellows: Ideology Trumps Defense of Ethnic,  Religious and Minority Rights

November 15, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

A global rise of nationalist and populist tendencies has not only given anti-migrant, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic and racist tendencies a new lease on life, but opened the ...

Russia’s Growing Clout in Asia Pacific Region

Russia’s Growing Clout in Asia Pacific Region

November 14, 2018 | Yead Mirza

In their strategic calculus, the Asia Pacific major powers as well as other countries do not consider Russia a major military power for the region. Although these Asia ...

Gender and The Arab City

Gender and The Arab City

November 14, 2018 | Lina Abirafeh

One of the top priorities for the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda is to make cities “inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable...

Afghan Government Should Protect Relative Calm Zones In The Country

Afghan Government Should Protect Relative Calm Zones In The Country

November 12, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

The recent attacks by Taliban on Jaghori and Malistan districts in Ghazni province and the attacks on Hazara population in Urogan province are cases in point to prove ...

Simple Dose of Solution to Rescue a Nation

Simple Dose of Solution to Rescue a Nation

November 12, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

No one doubts that fundamental reform in Afghanistan is not possible unless strategic investment on education. This means education is the first determining factor to propel ...

Fears of Ethnic Violence as Afghan Taliban Target Hazara districts

Fears of Ethnic Violence as Afghan Taliban Target Hazara districts

November 12, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Following the recent deadly attacks in Urozgan, the Taliban launched coordinated attacks from several directions on Jaghori districts leaving nearly 30 dead and 21 wounded ...

The Khashoggi crisis: Saudi Arabia Braces for Tougher Post-Election US Attitude

The Khashoggi crisis: Saudi Arabia Braces  for Tougher Post-Election US Attitude

November 12, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia is bracing itself for a potentially more strained relationship with the United States in the wake of Democrats gaining control of the House of Representatives ...

Afghan Peace Talks – A Political Jigsaw Puzzle

Afghan Peace Talks – A Political Jigsaw Puzzle

November 11, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

The recent Moscow meeting and peace talks between US and Taliban sides with the presence of 11 countries’ representatives, including China, Iran and Pakistan, to settl ...

Moscow Peace Conference: A New Twist in Afghan Peace Process

Moscow Peace Conference:  A New Twist in Afghan Peace Process

November 11, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

After the initial botched attempt by Russia and Pakistan to organize peace conference on Afghanistan in Moscow few months back where participation of Taliban was planned ...

China Steps up its Opening-up Policy

China Steps up its Opening-up Policy

November 10, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated “nationwide opening-up”, “multilateral trading system”, “win-win strategy” and making “an open ...

Advancing the Role of Women in Politics and Civil Society

Advancing the Role of Women in Politics  and Civil Society

November 08, 2018 | Ahmad Shah Karimi

Undoubtedly women are an influential and inspiring class of our society. They are source of change and shining examples of diligence and endurance who are able to push the ...

The Global Impact of a Chinese Recession

The Global Impact of a Chinese Recession

November 08, 2018 | Kenneth Rogoff

When China finally has its inevitable growth recession – which will almost surely be amplified by a financial crisis, given the economy’s massive leverage ...

Kazakhstan: Strategic Leadership and Shining Future

Kazakhstan: Strategic Leadership and Shining Future

November 07, 2018 | Moh. Sakhi Rezaie

Historically the Kazak region had been an area populated by nomadic tribes. In the 18th century, the Russia Empire made advances into the region, controlling the whole ...

Syria and Arab World Realignment

Syria and Arab World Realignment

November 07, 2018 | Manish Rai

Syria has long been an important centre for pan-Arab ideas in modern times and has been considered as the heart of Arabism. Since the beginning of the Arab nationalist . . .

Role of Russia in Afghanistan’s Peace Process

Role of Russia in Afghanistan’s Peace Process

November 06, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Afghanistan was one of unique area where U.S and Russia have had cooperation both in toppling the Taliban Regime and creation of the new government. They have also taken ...

Angela Merkel’s Tragedy

Angela Merkel’s Tragedy

November 06, 2018 | Ashoka Mody

What we care about most is often our undoing. So it was for Angela Merkel, who recently announced her intention to step down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union ...

Waves of Criticisms against Silence of Urazgan Tragedy

Waves of Criticisms against Silence of Urazgan Tragedy

November 05, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Khas Uruzgan is one of the most vulnerable places where Hazara people are repeatedly suffering from imposed violence on them. The last catastrophe, which inflicted irreparable damages ...

The Khashoggi crisis: Putting Humpty Dumpty back together

The Khashoggi crisis: Putting Humpty Dumpty back together

November 05, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and potential Western sanctions against Saudi Arabia has sparked renewed debate about the value of the longstanding alliance between ...

Regional Stakeholders Should Involve in Afghan Peace Process

Regional Stakeholders Should Involve  in Afghan Peace Process

November 04, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

In the last talks with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Doha, the Taliban representatives insisted on...

Saudi Arabia and Iran: When it Comes to Exiles, the Pot calls the Kettle Black

Saudi Arabia and Iran: When it Comes to Exiles,  the Pot calls the Kettle Black

November 04, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

If Saudi Arabia is under pressure to give chapter and verse on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul, Iran risks straining relations with Europe ...

Learning the Protection of Cultural Heritage and Waterways from China

Learning the Protection of Cultural Heritage  and Waterways from China

November 03, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Protecting cultural heritage and managing water are two highly essential issues in China. The former will attract domestic and foreign tourists and the latter will make a green ...

A Radically Realistic Climate Vision

A Radically Realistic Climate Vision

November 03, 2018 | Barbara Unmüßig

According to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s main scientific authority on global warming, keeping global temperatures ...

The Government Proceed to Prosecution of Electoral Offenders appreciated

The Government Proceed to Prosecution  of Electoral Offenders appreciated

November 01, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Following the election shortcomings the government authorities has broken their silence. The interior ministry has informed of arresting 80 people in connection with ...

America’s Midterm Elections Turn Menacing

America’s Midterm Elections Turn Menacing

November 01, 2018 | Elizabeth Drew

With the approach of this year’s midterm elections in the United States, domestic terrorism is starting to dominate the political landscape. First, barely two ...

Europe’s Coming Year of Reckoning

Europe’s Coming Year of Reckoning

October 31, 2018 | Joschka Fischer

Politically, 2019 will be an extraordinarily important year for the European Union. The United Kingdom is currently on track to leave the EU on March 29, 2019. And, following ...

The New Tyranny of the Dollar

The New Tyranny of the Dollar

October 31, 2018 | Mark Leonard

Donald Trump may not want to launch wars in the Middle East, but that doesn’t mean he’s getting the United States out of the regime-change business...

US Survey Reveals Unprecedented Pessimism in Afghanistan

US Survey Reveals Unprecedented Pessimism  in Afghanistan

October 30, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

According to Gallup, a US polling organization, people in Afghanistan are showing unprecedented levels of pessimism about the future of the war-ravaged country...

Political Participation of Afghan Women Will Promote Social Development

Political Participation of Afghan Women  Will Promote Social Development

October 30, 2018 | Li Shuyu, Zhu Like & Li Xin

Afghan parliamentary elections took place in October 20th despite numerous security threats, but this does not affect voter participation in Afghan voters, with higher ...

The Cabinet Approved in Principle the Country’s National Budget 2019

The Cabinet Approved in Principle the Country’s  National Budget 2019

October 29, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last Wednesday, on October 24, the Presidential palace (Arg), announced that they had approved the draft budget for the fiscal year 2019, after holding a cabinet meeting...

Xinjiang, A Land of Wonders

Xinjiang, A Land of Wonders

October 29, 2018 | Liu Jinsong

China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is a very familiar place for Afghan friends. It shares border with Afghanistan, and it takes only three hours for Afghan ...

Women are Prone to Violence and Gender Discrimination

Women are Prone to Violence and Gender Discrimination

October 28, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

This prize will make the voices of women who suffered from sexual violence in conflict heard, especially the women in minorities like my community the Yazidis. It tells us ...

MbS: For better or for worse?

MbS: For better or for worse?

October 28, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

Embattled Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could prove to be not only a cat with nine lives but also one that makes even stranger jumps...

Iran-Afghanistan Deepen Bilateral Cooperation

Iran-Afghanistan Deepen Bilateral Cooperation

October 27, 2018 | Li Boyi,Huang Dekai&Ren Mingzhe

On Oct. 12, Abdullah, chief executive of Afghanistan, met with Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Samdi, in Tajikistan. The two countries said that they will ...

The Khashoggi Crisis: A Blessing in Disguise for Pakistan’s Imran Khan

The Khashoggi Crisis: A Blessing in Disguise for  Pakistan’s Imran Khan

October 27, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

The death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is proving to be a blessing in disguise for cash- strapped Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Mr. Khan’s blessing is ...