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The Middle East’s nuclear Technology clock is ticking

The Middle East’s nuclear  Technology clock is ticking

March 06, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

Concern about a nuclear arms race is fuelled by uncertainty over the future of Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement, a seeming US willingness to weaken its strict ...

Making the Business Case for Gender Equality

Making the Business  Case for Gender Equality

March 05, 2018 | Achim Steiner and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Around the world, gender bias is attracting renewed attention. Through protest marches and viral social-media campaigns, women everywhere are demanding an ...

The Main Features of Democracy

The Main Features of Democracy

March 05, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Undoubtedly, democracy is the most important factor in stabilization and development of post-conflict countries; on the contrary, there are no kingdoms or autocratic ...

The Reasons behind a Peaceful Coexistence in China

The Reasons behind a  Peaceful Coexistence in China

March 04, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

In the People’s Republic of China, all individuals are able to exercise their fundamental rights –i.e. their rights to life, liberty, and property – without barriers...

Strategic Significance of Chabahar Port for India & Afghanistan International Business Relations

Strategic Significance of Chabahar  Port for India & Afghanistan  International Business Relations

March 04, 2018 | Fayazuddin Ghiasi

The Iranian port of Chabahar (previously Bandar Beheshti), directly or indirectly, is situated in the path of some of the some strategic ...

Improving Legitimacy Through Welfare Services

Improving Legitimacy  Through Welfare Services

March 03, 2018 | Dilawar Sherzai

It is one of the most important responsibilities of a government that it must make efforts to provide the basic requirements of life to the people; particularly ...

The Outcome of Kabul Process

The Outcome of Kabul Process

March 01, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

The issue of peace had its ebb and flow within the past decade and Afghans were fluctuating between fear and hope. The reconciliation process has been a rocky road for the past and present administrations...

High Birthrate: Potential Threats to The Social Order

High Birthrate: Potential  Threats to The Social Order

March 01, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Beside other challenges, the High Birthrate has also been identified as one of  the most worrying issues in the world, especially in Afghanistan. ...

The Significant Role of Intellectuals

The Significant Role of Intellectuals

Fabruary 27, 2018 | Dilawar Sherzai

It is a crystal clear fact that throughout the decades the intellectuals and writers have not been given the position and the status they deserve...

Role of Internet in the Modern Era

Role of Internet in the Modern Era

Fabruary 26, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Today’s modernizations have been extremely beholden tolaunch of the internet and its applications which have provided the individuals and organizations ...

Freeing German Democracy

Freeing German Democracy

Fabruary 26, 2018 | Helmut K. Anheier

BERLIN – The spectacle surrounding the recent talks to form a new coalition government in Germany is a bellwether of voter discontent. The power games, pork barreling ...

Women and the Unending Barriers

Women and the Unending Barriers

Fabruary 25, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Woman, who is treated as historical pariah, lives a no is some life. She is doomed to suffer overwhelming pain and anguish in one way or another. Her beauty is ...

Afghans don’t want return of Taliban era

Afghans don’t want return of Taliban era

Fabruary 24, 2018 | Asif Ghaznawi

This is one of the most important economic projects ever started in Afghanistan. Many high ranking officials including the Presidents of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan ...

Tech vs. Democracy

Tech vs. Democracy

Fabruary 24, 2018 | Guy Verhofstadt

BRUSSELS – Instagram, a photo-sharing platform owned by Facebook, recently caved in to a demand by the Russian government that it remove posts by opposition...

What is the Chinese Path? (Part 2)

What is the Chinese Path? (Part 2)

Fabruary 22, 2018 | Liu Jinsong

Afghan friends often express their admiration after visiting Shanghai, Beijing and other Chinese cities. They believed that China has already been a developed ...

A glance at peace process in Afghanistan

A glance at peace process in Afghanistan

Fabruary 22, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In spite of long time struggles for peace in Afghanistan, they have frequently failed in the country. However, there is no more beautiful word than peace for...

The Past Glories are at Stake

The Past Glories are at Stake

Fabruary 21, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghan nation paid large sacrifice to embrace freedom and protect religious principles and moral values. The historical wars against the invasion of Soviet ...

What is the Chinese Path?

What is the Chinese Path?

Fabruary 21, 2018 | Liu Jinsong

I assumed my post one month and a half ago. During this period, most frequent questions I’ve been asked by my Afghan friends are: Why has China made remarkable ...

Pakistan on FATF’s watchlist; Business of Terrorism

Pakistan on FATF’s  watchlist; Business of Terrorism

Fabruary 20, 2018 | EFSAS Commentary

Terrorism is a syndicate-based activity; its business is to induce fear and, in order to generate that fear, terrorism, like any other business...

Afghanistan: Violence against Women

Afghanistan: Violence against Women

Fabruary 19, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In spite of overmuch advocacy against women violence since 2001 it remains one of the most challenging problems in Afghanistan. it occurs everywhere and ...

Accountability is the Key to Better Governance

Accountability  is the Key to Better Governance

Fabruary 18, 2018 | Dilawar Sherzai

One of the key requirements of good governance is accountability. Not only governmental institutions but also the private sector and civil society organizations ...

Peace Negotiation – An Endless Game

Peace Negotiation – An Endless Game

Fabruary 18, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

The Taliban guerilla fighters continued insurgency in Afghanistan despite being toppled by the US invasion in 2001. The disintegration of their regime ...

Unending Controversy over Peace Talks

Unending  Controversy over Peace Talks

Fabruary 17, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

The peace negotiation has been a highly controversial issue within the last decade. Afghanistan and its allies have invariably urged the Taliban outfit to stop violence and bloodshed...

Poor: Because of Being Rich

Poor:  Because of Being Rich

Fabruary 17, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Afghanistan is one of richest countries in terms of having strategic business location, huge mineral resources and young workforce, but ranked as one of the poorest countries ...

Tackling Pakistani Madrassas: An uphill struggle

Tackling Pakistani  Madrassas: An uphill struggle

Fabruary 14, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

This is an edited version of remarks by James M. Dorsey at the launch in Islamabad on 30 January 2018 of ‘The Role of Madrassas: Assessing Parental Choice...

The Causes of Rising Crime in Kabul

The Causes of Rising Crime in Kabul

Fabruary 13, 2018 | Sakhi Rezaie

Crime is one of the social issues which is of constant importance in our society. In the last few months we have witnessed a sharp rise in crime in Kabul...

Afghanistan : Drought and climate change effects

Afghanistan : Drought and climate  change effects

Fabruary 12, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

As the water sources are heavily dependent on annual rainfall and snowfall but lack of snowfall in the winter season has intensified concerns over increase of droughts and climate ...

Process and importance of socialization

Process and importance of socialization

Fabruary 12, 2018 | Ahmad Karimi

Humans are social creatures by nature; they have a need or requirement to socialize with others. According to the Cambridge University Press, the definition of socialize...

2018 – A Terrible Ordeal for the Taliban

2018 – A Terrible Ordeal for the Taliban

Fabruary 11, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Spilling the blood of the Taliban fighters has been considered a panacea for the ongoing violence and bloodshed after peace talks came to unbreakable stalemate...

Collusion of Terrorist Groups with Organized Crime Groups

Collusion  of Terrorist Groups with Organized Crime Groups

Fabruary 10, 2018 | Zia Nizam

It today’s life terroristic crimes are present as a challenging phenomenon in different parts of the world, consistently conflicting governments and people in the area. In addition to the incapability ...

Security Challenges in Afghanistan

 Security Challenges in Afghanistan

Fabruary 08, 2018 | Mohammad Sakhi Rezaie

As the political history of Afghanistan shows, the dominant political system in our country has not been democracy. Due to various reasons and failures on the part of all...

The Shocking Human Fatalities

The Shocking Human Fatalities

Fabruary 08, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Regional conflicts have taken a colossal toll on civilians, mainly children. Human fatalities make the headlines around the world. Streams of civilians’ blood are spilled without a ...

No End to Gender Discrimination

No End to Gender Discrimination

Fabruary 07, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Despite democratic system, the violation of women’s rights and dignity is widespread in Afghanistan. Women have been left at the mercy of cultural restrictions and traditional mindset...

A Glance at the Rule of Law in Afghanistan

A Glance at the  Rule of Law in Afghanistan

Fabruary 07, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

According to a global study about the rule of law which carried out by the World Justice Project (WJP) in 113 coun¬tries, Afghanistan ranked 111th—ahead of only Cambodia and ...

The Social Reintegration of the Ex-combatants in Afghanistan

The Social Reintegration of the  Ex-combatants in Afghanistan

Fabruary 06, 2018 | Mohammad Sakhi Rezaie

The social Reintegration of the ex-combatants is the most difficult task in decisively bringing civil conflicts to an end. A reintegration program to bring ex-combatants ...