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The Holy Month of Ramadan

The Holy Month of Ramadan

June 11, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

The holy month of Ramadan is more than abstinence from food and drink during the hours of daylight. It is a time for exercising humanity, religious values and ethical code in...

Live in the Present

Live in the Present

June 11, 2016 | Ahmad Shah Karimi

We often talk about “living in the present”. But what do we really mean by “living in the present”? Does that mean that we do not think about the past or the...

A Silver Lining?

A Silver Lining?

June 09, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

The recent systematic killings and unmitigated militancy reflect the Taliban’s lukewarm response to peace and security. The Taliban guerillas have intensified their offensive...

The Worrisome Rise of Kidnapping Civilians

The Worrisome Rise of Kidnapping Civilians

June 08, 2016 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami

There has been a sharp increase in kidnapping of civilians by Taliban militants in recent weeks. Late last month, militants apparently loyal to the Taliban abducted around 200...

The National Unity Government

The National Unity Government

June 08, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Wrangling over the election outcome for months, a deal has been signed on September 21, 2014 to form a National Unity Government (NUG) in Afghanistan under which Muhammad...

Unmitigated Militancy Scapegoats Civilians

Unmitigated Militancy Scapegoats Civilians

June 07, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Taliban, the inveterate ideologues, will continue violence and bloodshed in Afghanistan and target civilians to put pressure on the government. The appointment of Mullah...

The Greatest Muhammad Ali Passes Away

The Greatest Muhammad Ali Passes Away

June 05, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Reading indiscriminately on Friday, a title “Ali and Frazier” caught my attention and I went through it with great excitement. The story said that Ali and Frazier...

Salma Dam: A Milestone Towards Development

Salma Dam: A Milestone Towards Development

June 04, 2016 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami

Afghan and Indian leaders are set to inaugurate one of the most important development projects in Afghanistan that are carried out and completed since the fall of the Taliban in...

Imbalanced Powers

Imbalanced Powers

June 02, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghanistan constitutionally supports the civil rights of the public based on democratic view and modern law. Men’s dignity, human rights and freedom are deemed...

The Lagging Electoral Preparations

The Lagging Electoral Preparations

June 01, 2016 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami

Among many shortcomings and failures, Government failed to deliver the electoral reforms and lead the preparations for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial council elections...

Crying for the Moon

Crying for the Moon

May 31, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

The death of the Taliban’s leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was killed in US drone strike in the Dalbandin area of Balochistan on May 21, makes headlines on national and international...

Republicans Ride the Trump Tiger

Republicans Ride the Trump Tiger

May 31, 2016 | Theda Skocpol

During a typical week in late May, Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for the US presidency, grabbed headlines yet again. He declared a popular former...

Democracy in India

Democracy in India

May 30, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

To define democracy, It is believed that liberalism is the foundation stone of democracy and the view of John Locke, the 17-century philosopher who is credited with founding...

Will the Taliban Change Direction?

Will the Taliban Change Direction?

May 29, 2016 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami

The Taliban managed to promptly resolve the group’s leadership succession by choosing Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as the replacement to Mullah Mansoor who was killed in...

A Proposal For Joint Conservation Initiatives (JCI) Between South and South East Asia

A Proposal For Joint Conservation Initiatives (JCI) Between South and South East Asia

May 29, 2016 | Saikat Kumar Basu

The recent report on sad demise of peacocks and other birds in Myanmar calls for close cooperation in wildlife and forest conservation between adjacent nations in South...

Challenges Ahead of Democracy

Challenges Ahead of Democracy

May 28, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Exercising one’s rights and freedom is highly essential in a democratic country. People’s natural and inviolable rights and dignity have to be protected on the basis...

Nature’s Answer to Climate Risk

Nature’s Answer to Climate Risk

May 28, 2016 | Maria Damanaki

Nearly half the world’s population – some 3.5 billion people – lives near coasts. As climate change exacerbates the effects of storms, flooding, and erosion, the lives...

The Complication of Peace Process

The Complication of Peace Process

May 26, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Ten people were reportedly killed in a suicide attack in Kabul on Wednesday. The suicide bomber struck a vehicle carrying court employees in the morning rush hour in western part...

Can Burning Elephant Tusks Help In Protecting African and Asiatic Elephants?

Can Burning Elephant Tusks Help In Protecting African and Asiatic Elephants?

May 26, 2016 | Saikat Kumar Basu

Recently the Kenyan government has decided to burn huge quantities elephant tusks that they have confiscated over decades to send a strong message to the international ivory trade...

“Promoting Visit” to Deepen Friendship Between China and Afghanistan

“Promoting Visit” to Deepen Friendship Between China and Afghanistan

May 25, 2016 | Yao Jing

At the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah...

The Aftermaths of Mullah Mansoor’s Killing

The Aftermaths of Mullah Mansoor’s Killing

May 25, 2016 | Abdul Ahad Bahrami

Mullah Mansoor's death came as profoundly unexpected for all parties involved in the conflict in Afghanistan. The new Taliban leader was doing well in consolidating his power within...

The Impact of Mansour’s Death on Peace Talks

The Impact of Mansour’s Death on Peace Talks

May 24, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

With the revelation of Mullah Omar’s death, a gap emerged between the Taliban’s splinter groups and appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mansour, on July 2015, as the...

Afghan Peace Process After Mullah Mansoor!

Afghan Peace Process After Mullah Mansoor!

May 24, 2016 | Ahmad Shah Karimi

Mullah Mansoor was born in a small village in the Maiwand district of Kandahar, a southern province of Afghanistan that shares border with Pakistan’s south-western Baluchistan...

Bringing the Caspian Tiger Back to Life

Bringing the Caspian Tiger Back to Life

May 23, 2016 | Saikat Kumar Basu and Peiman Zandi

The global tiger conservation efforts has recently received a big boost with significant rise in tiger populations in the Russian Far East (Amur subspecies), the Indian subcontinent...

How to build Self-Confidence?

How to build Self-Confidence?

May 23, 2016 | Ahmad Shah Karimi

Self-confidence essentially is the belief in one’s ability to succeed despite the odds, difficulties and adversities. It is the talent to cope with one’s limitation...

Ideological Differences Facilitate Militancy

Ideological Differences Facilitate Militancy

May 22, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Insurgency stems from ideological differences and people fall victim to violence and bloodshed on the grounds of their racial, sexual and sectarian backgrounds. One, who happens...

Toward a Viable Climate Target

Toward a Viable Climate Target

May 22, 2016 | Oliver Geden

Last December in Paris, 195 governments reached a consensus on how to curb climate change over the coming decades. But, as usual when it comes to the United Nations, the deal that was...

The “Light Movement” Supporters in Kabul

The “Light Movement” Supporters in Kabul

May 21, 2016 | Ahmad Shah Karimi

The demonstration that was held on May 16, 2016 in Kabul was on changing the route of 500KV electricity (power line) from Salang route to Bamyan. The demonstration had many reflections...

Seeking Peace to Support Democracy

Seeking Peace to Support Democracy

May 19, 2016 | Hujjatullah Zia

Amid concerns about escalation in militancy and civilian casualties, peace talks still make headlines on national and international newspapers. The post-Taliban Afghanistan...

Student Stage and Its Importance in Our Life

Student Stage and Its Importance in Our Life

May 19, 2016 | Ahmad Shah Karimi

The supreme value of the student period is incalculable. Student life is the most precious life. The way in which you utilize this period will decide future. Your happiness, your...

Civilians casualty!

Civilians casualty!

May 18, 2016 | Dilawar Sherzai

Since last couple of months incidents in Afghanistan clearly showed that the lives of the civilians are in jeopardy and according to reports the Taliban are mainly responsible...

The Return of Yellow Fever

The Return of Yellow Fever

May 18, 2016 | Melvin Sanicas

Before the horrors of the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa could even begin to fade from our minds, the Zika virus emerged as a major global health risk, and is now occupying...

Improving Governance in the Arab World

Improving Governance in the Arab World

May 17, 2016 | Marwan Muasher

A recent survey of 100 Arab thought leaders conducted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace revealed a sweeping consensus about what underlies many of the region...

How A Healthy Environment can Impact Our Lives?

How A Healthy Environment can Impact Our Lives?

May 17, 2016 | Ahmad Shah Karimi

Environment is a place in which people live their lives, so its cleanliness and good weather would be considered a huge advantage for people since they are busy in different...

What it Takes to Bring Peace?

What it Takes to Bring Peace?

May 16, 2016 | Ahmad Shah Karimi

Peace is a source of comfort, freedom, education, success, happiness and above all the welfare of the people. With the help of peace a society can improve and its people can...