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The Case for a World Carbon Bank

The Case for a World Carbon Bank

July 09,2019 | Kenneth Rogoff

Although much derided by climate-change deniers, not least US President Donald Trump, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal hits the nail on the head with its urgent ...

Eternal Wisdom Vs Haltered

Eternal Wisdom Vs Haltered

July 08,2019 | Sherzai

It can be observed in our today’s world that there has been increase in the negative energy displayed by human beings in different forms. The worst of its types can be ...

Russia’s Strategic Priorities, Viewed from Within

Russia’s Strategic Priorities,  Viewed from Within

July 08,2019 | Carl Bildt

While the European Union gears up for new leadership this fall, and while US President Donald Trump has just launched his 2020 re-election campaign, Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

Afghanistan: the Example of Adoptability between Modernism and Traditionalism

Afghanistan: the Example of Adoptability  between Modernism and Traditionalism

July 07,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

There are two types of approaches between Modernism and Traditionalism among the developing Islamic countries: adoptability and paradox. Given the inclusion ....

The Democratic Nominee America Needs

The Democratic Nominee America Needs

July 07,2019 | Alexander Friedman and Jerry Grinstein

The contenders for the US Democratic Party’s presidential nomination have held their first debates, and the main questions reverberating in political and media ...

Afghanistan’s Economic Opportunities and Challenges

Afghanistan’s Economic  Opportunities and Challenges

July 06,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

stepping up commercial exchanges and promoting trade and transit are highly essential for Afghanistan to tackle economic challenges. Afghanistan is seeking to enhance connectivity ...

The Lessons of the EU Leadership Fight

The Lessons of the EU Leadership Fight

July 06,2019 | Daniela Schwarzer

The haggling may have been unedifying, but the candidates nominated by the European Council to lead the European Union’s governing institutions are undoubtedly impressive. . .

Public Reaction to the Deadly Attacks on Kabul City

Public Reaction to the Deadly Attacks  on Kabul City

July 04,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last Monday, at 9am, a group of Taliban militants launched a complex attack by detonating a frightful bomb close to Gulbahar Township in 16th district of Kabul city. . .

Europe Must Answer the Climate Call

Europe Must Answer the Climate Call

July 04,2019 | Christiana Figueres

In early 2015, the European Union became the first major economy to set a post-2020 target for limiting greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. By committing to reducing emissions ...

Thumbs Down to Facebook’s Cryptocurrency

Thumbs Down to Facebook’s Cryptocurrency

July 03,2019 | Joseph E. Stiglitz

Facebook and some of its corporate allies have decided that what the world really needs is another cryptocurrency, and that launching one is the best way to use the vast talents at their ...

Safeguarding Health in a Warming World

Safeguarding Health in a Warming World

July 03,2019 | Seth Berkley

From infrastructure damage caused by extreme weather events to drought-induced food insecurity, there are many climate risks for which the world should urgently be preparing....

Necessary Lessons to Learn from The Long Controversy of Parliament

Necessary Lessons to Learn from  The Long Controversy of Parliament

July 02,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After 41 days controversy and fourth round election inside parliament, finally Mir-Abdul Rahman Rahmani won the parliament speaker position with winning 136 votes...

How to Save the Internet

How to Save the Internet

July 02,2019 | Shamel Azmeh

In a scene in the US sitcom Silicon Valley, digital startups compete for funding by presenting their ideas. In each presentation, company founders repeat the Silicon Valley mantra ...

What was the goal of Afghan President Trip to Pakistan?

What was the goal of Afghan President  Trip to Pakistan?

July 01,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

A few days after Afghan political leaders’ trip to Pakistan that attended the Lahore peace conference, the Afghan president also visited to Pakistan. During his visit ...

As Populists Rise, Latin America’s Economies Will Fall

As Populists Rise, Latin America’s  Economies Will Fall

July 01,2019 | Kenneth Rogoff

Though US President Donald Trump tends to grab most of the headlines, he is hardly a global exception. Populist autocrats have enjoyed a breathtaking rise to power ...

A Battle for the Ethos of Afghanistan (Part 2)

A Battle for the Ethos of Afghanistan (Part 2)

June 30,2019 | R. Maxwell Bone and Abas Alizada

In examining both  the historic and current conduct of the Taliban in comparison with the Afghan government it is clear that this ongoing war between the two parties is about ...

Trump’s Lose-Lose Iran Strategy

Trump’s Lose-Lose Iran Strategy

June 29,2019 | Joschka Fischer

One can only guess what US President Donald Trump hopes to achieve in Iran. Does he have designs on a “better” nuclear treaty than the 2015 deal from which he withdrew ...

A Battle for the Ethos of Afghanistan (Part 1)

A Battle for the Ethos of Afghanistan (Part 1)

June 29,2019 | R. Maxwell Bone and Abas Alizada

Between May 28 and May 30 of 2019, a delegation of Afghan political leaders from the opposition met with the leadership of the Taliban in Moscow. Afghan politicians ...

Tech Know-How Modernizes China’s Century-Old Industrial City

Tech Know-How Modernizes  China’s Century-Old Industrial City

June 27,2019 | Wang Jinye, Wang Hongfeng and Li Laifang

With the head sheaves whirling on top of the derrick, the century-old No.1 pit of the Kailuan colliery still lifts coal from deep underground. The icon of the old industrial ...

A Grassroots Antidote to Populism

A Grassroots Antidote to Populism

June 27,2019 | Ismaël Emelien and David Amiel

The political parties that once dominated Western democracies have been shaken to the core. Many have suffered electoral debacles, not least in France, Italy, Greece ...

Will the US - Iran War Benefit Anyone?

Will the US - Iran War Benefit Anyone?

June 26,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Few days ago, Iran shot down a United States RQ-4A Global Hawk BAMS-D surveillance drone with a khordad-3 surface-to-air missile over the Strait of Hormuz ...

“The European Union and Afghanistan – Prospects for Peace”.

“The European Union and Afghanistan – Prospects  for Peace”.

June 26,2019 | EFSAS

Afghanistan Presidential hopefuls staged a rally on Thursday urging the formation of a takeover government and resignation of the elected Afghan president Ghani. . .

Optimism and pessimism over Pakistan and Qatar peace process

Optimism and pessimism over Pakistan  and Qatar peace process

June 25,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The “Lahore Peace Conference” kicked off in Bhurban, a Pakistani town located near Lahore and Islamabad, on Saturday morning where many Afghan politicians have ...

Expansions Don’t Die of Old Age

Expansions Don’t Die of Old Age

June 25,2019 | Anatole Kaletsky

The US economy has entered its 11th year of uninterrupted expansion, breaking the previous record for the longest period of growth in American history without a recession...

No Hasty Deal with Taliban

No Hasty Deal with Taliban

June 24,2019 | Sheikh Manzoor and Hujjatullah Zia

As negotiations between the Taliban and the United States have picked up, India appears apprehensive about peace deal and had cautioned Washington not to take any hasty ...

The Gulf of Deniability

The Gulf of Deniability

June 24,2019 | John Andrews

What will constitute yet another act of war in the Middle East? On May 12, four oil tankers in the Gulf – two of them Saudi Arabian, one from the United Arab Emirates, and the ...

Afghan Peace Process: What has been Done and What is Needed to be Done?

Afghan Peace Process: What has been  Done and What is Needed to be Done?

June 23,2019 | Jalal Shams

After the Trump administration in the United States in January 2017, president Trump appointed Zalmay Khalilzad as . . .

New Challenges to Voters’ Registration Process

New Challenges to Voters’ Registration Process

June 23,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Three days ago, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) informed of progress in the voters’ registration process with announcing a relatively high level of statistics...

The G20 in Osaka

The G20 in Osaka

June 22,2019 | Shinzo Abe

On June 28, I will host the 2019 G20 summit in Osaka. Our agenda will focus on three key issues, each of which is particularly important for Asia...

Afghan Peace Process: Home Grown Solution Holds the Future

Afghan Peace Process: Home Grown  Solution Holds the Future

June 22,2019 | Srimal Fernando and Jalal Shams

Since October 2018, the US and Taliban negotiators held six rounds of direct peace talks in Qatar’s capital Doha. Any Peace  process has some key aspects which are vital ...

The Losses of Property and Valuable Human Life as the Main Consequences of Wars

The Losses of Property and Valuable Human Life  as the Main Consequences of Wars

June 20,2019 | Asim

Wars have always played a dominant role in human societies, if not positive all the times. There are many people in the world who consider that wars are necessary, though wars ...

Teflon Populism

Teflon Populism

June 20,2019 | Sławomir Sierakowski

Populist rule is invariably associated with corruption, nepotism, and incompetence. Why, then, do populists appear immune to scandal? Revelations that would have shocked ...

Staying Focused and Taking Solid Actions For a Brighter Future of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Staying Focused and Taking Solid Actions For a Brighter Future of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

June 19,2019 | Xi Jinping

Staying Focused and Taking Solid Actions For a Brighter Future of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Regional Stakeholders Need to Take Practical Steps toward Peace Process

Regional Stakeholders Need to  Take Practical Steps toward Peace Process

June 19,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

The Afghan government has been calling on regional stakeholders and neighboring countries to play more active and constructive role in intra-Afghan dialogue. . .

Pessimism and Optimism on the Eve of Seventh Round Talks Between US and Taliban

Pessimism and Optimism on the Eve of Seventh Round Talks Between US and Taliban

June 18,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

It is said that the seventh round talks between the US negotiators and the Taliban members in Doha, will take place in few next days hoping that this time the talks would produce sensible ...