Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

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 ...

SAARC as a platform of regional co-operation

SAARC as a platform of regional  co-operation

January 09,2020 | Rajkumar Singh

The countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) represents 1.47 billion people, which is around 25 per cent of the world population. The inspiring ...

Trump’s Gift to China

Trump’s Gift to China

January 09,2020 | Minxin Pei

US President Donald Trump’s decision to order the assassination of Qassem Suleimani, Iran’s most powerful military commander, has raised the ...

Kabul Streets: the Kingdom of Social Criminals

Kabul Streets: the Kingdom of  Social Criminals

January 08,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

As result of long war and rising poverty, the phenomena of social crimes have increased in all large cities of Afghanistan, but the Kabul is considered as the Kingdom of social ...

The Assassin’s False Creed

The Assassin’s False Creed

January 08,2020 | Nina L. Khrushcheva

For an armchair warrior like US President Donald Trump, who received five deferments from serving in Vietnam, assassinations must look like a foreign-policy silver bullet. You take ...

The Historical Development of Constitution in Afghanistan

The Historical Development of  Constitution in Afghanistan

January 07,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

One of the greatest human achievements in the field of social and political life is invention and enactment of rights and laws which largely regulated ...

The Inequality Debate We Need

The Inequality Debate We Need

January 07,2020 | 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 ...

Afghan Peace Talk Red Line

Afghan Peace Talk Red Line

January 06,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In the eve of the new round of face-to-face talks with Taliban in Doha, Qatar, concerns are raised among many ordinary Afghans, particularly women, against whom many restricted ...

Suleimani’s Death Likely to Jeopardize Regional Stability

Suleimani’s Death Likely to Jeopardize  Regional Stability

January 06,2020 | Hujjatullah Zia

The surprise killing of Iranian Major General Qassim Suleimani and a powerful Iraqi militia commander and government official Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis have ...

Why No National Consensus on the Afghan peace process?

Why No National Consensus on the  Afghan peace process?

January 05,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The Talks between United States and Taliban is supposed to resume in next few days after it was suspended for the second time following a suicide attack on a US ...

How Ownership Concentration Is Happening, and Why It Matters

How Ownership Concentration Is Happening, and Why It Matters

January 05,2020 | Alissa Amico

If the global economy were a chess game, few pieces would be left on the board. Most would be relegated to the role of bystanders, observing a concentration of ...

The Positive and Negative Factors of Democratization in Afghanistan

The Positive and Negative Factors of  Democratization in Afghanistan

January 04,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In the last two decades, it is the fourth time that political power is peacefully transited on the basis of democratic rule without uses of weapon in Afghanistan ...

Putting a Price on Soil

Putting a Price on Soil

January 04,2020 | Esther Ngumbi

On December 5, the world marked World Soil Day. The theme this year, “Stop Soil Erosion, Save our Future,” was chosen to raise awareness of the damage being done to soils ...

Status of Gender Equality in Present Context

Status of Gender Equality in Present Context

January 02,2020 | Rajkumar Singh

Traditionally, the expected role performance of the female places them in a secondary position in the social structure and in the minds of men and women alike. All institutions–social, ...

Putin’s Pipelines to Power

Putin’s Pipelines to Power

January 02,2020 | Nina L. Khrushcheva

Over the last year, predictions of serious struggles for Russian President Vladimir Putin – or even his political demise – have been increasingly frequent. A recent ...

Hot To Ensure Good Governance

Hot To Ensure Good Governance

January 01,2020 | A. Sherzai

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 ...

The Future of Putin’s Information Autocracy

The Future of Putin’s Information Autocracy

January 01,2020 | Sergei Guriev

From Hitler to Stalin, and from Mussolini to Mao, the world’s twentieth-century dictators took to heart Niccolò Machiavelli’s famous dictum that “it is better ...

Challenges of Extreme Poverty Loom Large in Winter

 Challenges of Extreme Poverty Loom  Large in Winter

December 31,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

If you walk in Kabul streets, you will see many children worried about their life struggling from dawn to dusk to make the ends meet. If you park your vehicle somewhere in the ...

How to Ban the Use of Foreign Currencies in Afghanistan: A Policy Recommendation to Da Afghanistan Bank

How to Ban the Use of Foreign Currencies in  Afghanistan: A Policy Recommendation to Da  Afghanistan Bank

December 31,2019 | Dr. Abdullah Ludeen

Since the introduction of new Afghan currency (Afghani-AFN) in 2003, the use of foreign currencies in some provinces of the country has increased. Among others the ...

The Challenges of Research Culture in Afghanistan

The Challenges of Research Culture  in Afghanistan

December 30,2019 | 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 domestic ...

Make Europe Relevant Again

Make Europe Relevant Again

December 30,2019 | Sigmar Gabriel and Christoph Bornschein

It is increasingly clear that the European Union was not built to be a global actor. The EU is a strictly European idea, designed to bring peace and prosperity to a region ravaged ...

How Multilateral Mechanism is Important for the Peace Progress of Afghanistan

How Multilateral Mechanism is Important for the Peace Progress of Afghanistan

December 29,2019 | Ting Zhao, Shiping Tang, Yuting Zhou, Di Liu

the security situation in Afghanistan has been sharply strained since U.S. President Donald trump called off talks with the Taliban. Military clashes between Afghan government ...

The Sociological Factors of Ethnic Tension in Afghanistan

The Sociological Factors of Ethnic Tension  in Afghanistan

December 29,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Historically, the e basic study of sociology backs to the classic age but it has considerably developed in modern era. With the collapse of autocratic regimes and emerging modern ...

Low Health Literacy: A Silent Issue in Afghanistan

Low Health Literacy: A Silent Issue  in Afghanistan

December 28,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In Afghanistan, when we talk about health concept it refers to somebody who has no physical disease or disability but based on scientific definition, health ...

Three New Year’s Wishes for Britain and the EU

Three New Year’s Wishes for  Britain and the EU

December 28,2019 | Michel Barnier

The end of the year is a time for closure and new beginnings. As 2019 winds down, that is certainly the case with Brexit. Following the victory of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...

Facing the Current Challenges Appropriately

Facing the Current Challenges  Appropriately

December 26,2019 | D. Sherzai

It is widely believed concept that the nations that go through difficult times ultimately gain a sense of admiration for peace, tranquility and progress and the members of such nation become more responsible and strive to bring about positive changes. History favors this concept evidently. For example, it took ...

Contemporary Meanings of Republic

Contemporary Meanings of Republic

December 26,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

The term ‘Republic’ has been derived from the Latin words res publica, public affair or thing. That concept was in turn loosely equivalent to the classical Greek ta koinonia, common things or property, a term originally applied in the early city-state to the city’s treasure, the public funds, and then by analogy coming to symbolise ...

Typology of World Political Powers

Typology of World Political Powers

December 25,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In Afghan political literature, the political terminologies are not usually used accurately and so it causes a lot of confusions ...

Toward a Privileged EU-UK Partnership

 Toward a Privileged EU-UK Partnership

December 25,2019 | Joschka Fischer

Following Boris Johnson’s landslide victory in the United Kingdom’s general election this month, Britain is now on track to leave the European Union on January 31, 2020. Johnson ...

King Boris’s First Test

King Boris’s First Test

December 24,2019 | Anatole Kaletsky

Wars end when the belligerents give up fighting. The surest way for this to happen, and sometimes the least destructive, is through a decisive battle that leads to unconditional surrender. . .

Controversy over Election Results

Controversy over Election Results

December 24,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghanistan’s incumbent president, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, has been declared the winner in September’s election, based on preliminary results. However, other presidential nominees and political parties charged that . . .

Welcome to Afghan Preliminary Election Result

Welcome to Afghan Preliminary  Election Result

December 23,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Nearly after three months, the election commission has finally announced the preliminary election results in Afghanistan. According to the Independent Election Commission ...

A World Without AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

A World Without AIDS, Tuberculosis,  and Malaria

December 23,2019 | Rémy Rioux & Peter Sands

As part of the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community set itself the ambitious goal of eradicating HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria ...

Taliban’s Monopolistic View Main Obstacle To Intra-Afghan Talks

Taliban’s Monopolistic View Main  Obstacle To Intra-Afghan Talks

December 22,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

There are numerous actors involved in the current Afghan conflict while each one seeks their interests at three levels (global, regional and domestic). The United States and the Taliban ...