Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The Twilight of EU Foreign Policy

The Twilight of EU Foreign Policy

January 30,2020 | Sławomir Sierakowski

Reporting on a recent conference in Berlin to discuss the conflict in Libya, one of Germany’s largest newspapers, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, notes that, “the days when America ...

Afghanistan-India Relations: A Good Example amongst Regional Countries

Afghanistan-India Relations: A Good  Example amongst Regional Countries

January 29,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last Friday was coincided with the 70th anniversary of bilateral relations between Afghanistan and India. Many Afghans believes that these relations have been strong, unlimited, stable ...

The Power of AI in Emerging Markets

The Power of AI in Emerging Markets

January 29,2020 | Frank-Jürgen Richter

Artificial intelligence is permeating almost every aspect of life in advanced economies. From governments to businesses to individuals, AI’s reach is sweeping ...

The Positive Role of Moderate Tradition in Social and Economic Development

The Positive Role of Moderate Tradition in Social and Economic Development

January 28,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The growing oppositions between traditionalists and modernists is one of the several factors which cause socio-cultural gaps and divisions among technocrat and ...

The End of Neoliberalism and the Rebirth of History

The End of Neoliberalism and the  Rebirth of History

January 28,2020 | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ

At the end of the Cold War, political scientist Francis Fukuyama wrote a celebrated essay called “The End of History?” Communism’s collapse, he argued, would clear the ...

Rule of Law Promotion as a Basic Requirement

 Rule of Law Promotion as a  Basic Requirement

January 27,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The philosophies of enacting laws are to ensure justice, orders and protect the rights of citizens in a country. It is the rule of law that draws a distinction between human societies and ...

Has the World Economy Reached Peak Growth?

Has the World Economy  Reached Peak Growth?

January 27,2020 | Jim O’Neill

At the start of a new decade, many commentators are understandably focused on the health of the global economy. GDP growth this decade most likely will be lower than during the ...

National Budget as a National Priority

National Budget as a  National Priority

January 26,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The national budget is an important financial document proposed for government expenditure for one year and it is often prepared and presented by the ...

Building Cooperation in an Unsettled World

Building Cooperation in an  Unsettled World

January 26,2020 | Børge Brende

The world is at a turning point, with power shifting and dispersing in ways that signal the emergence of a new multipolar era. In the resulting turbulent global environment, opportunities ...

Agreement in Doha but Disagreements in Kabul

Agreement in Doha but  Disagreements in Kabul

January 25,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

This is several times when the peace talks between the US envoys and the Taliban progress in Doha, the divergence of opinions intensifies in Kabul. This time, it has ...

Net-Zero at Davos

Net-Zero at Davos

January 25,2020 | Jules Kortenhorst

At its annual flagship meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this year, the World Economic Forum called on companies from around the world to commit to reducing their ...

The Solution for Kabul’s Diseased Lungs

The Solution for Kabul’s Diseased Lungs

January 23,2020 | Sayed Sameer Sadat

From smog hanging over cities to smoke inside the home, air pollution poses a major threat to health and climate. Air pollution specifically outdoor air pollution which is ...

All is not Well Under Globalisation

All is not Well Under Globalisation

January 23,2020 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

In today’s world globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation is gaining growing attention as a strategy for survival, competition and growth. True economic globalisation involves a

How to Ensure Effective Governance

How to Ensure Effective Governance

January 22,2020 | M Hashimi

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 development. Honest and ...

Why AI Will Not Abolish Work

Why AI Will Not Abolish Work

January 22,2020 | Andrea Komlosy

The diffusion of artificial intelligence (AI) across the economy has raised the possibility – and for many, the fear – that machines will eventually replace human work. They will not only ...

Fulfilling the Responsibility of Being True Human Being

Fulfilling the Responsibility of Being  True Human Being

January 21,2020 | Asim

Every society is recognized from the types of its problems and the nature of its values and habits of its people. The great societies of the world that achieved the ...

A Data Revolution for All

A Data Revolution for All

January 21,2020 | Michael Froman and Rajiv Shah

Science has revolutionized medicine and agriculture over the last 100 years, particularly for the poorest of the poor. Achievements ranging from the treatment of hookworm to the ...

Unlimited Potentials and Broad Prospects for China-Afghanistan Cooperation

Unlimited Potentials and Broad Prospects for  China-Afghanistan Cooperation

January 20,2020 | Wang Yu

There is a similar saying in both Chinese and Pashto, ‘as you sow, so shall you reap.’ On 20 January1955, China and Afghanistan established diplomatic relations. In the over 2,000 years ...

The Geopolitical Feature of Peace and War in Afghanistan

The Geopolitical Feature of  Peace and War in Afghanistan

January 20,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Though there have been various wars and conflicts in the world, the features of conflicts in Afghanistan seem unique. For example, many of post-colonial African and Latin America ...

Afghans’ Concerns over US-Taliban Likely Peace Agreement

Afghans’ Concerns over US-Taliban  Likely Peace Agreement

January 19,2020 | Hujjatullah Zia

The US and Taliban representatives, who have restarted their negotiations in the Qatari capital of Doha, are close to signing a peace deal. However, the talks were held behind closed doors and ...

Closing the SDG Gap

Closing the SDG Gap

January 19,2020 | Kevin Watkins

As global business and political leaders gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, they should ask themselves one big question: Will the world achieve the ...

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 ...