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Where are the Nurses in the HIV Response?

Where are the Nurses in the HIV Response?

August 01, 2018 | Ian Hodgson

Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, nurses have been at the forefront of the response to this once fatal infection. The nurse is involved at every stage of the trajectory ...

US and Taliban Initial Talks Starts in Qatar

US and Taliban Initial Talks Starts in Qatar

July 31, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

It is confirmed that Taliban’s political representatives and United States officials have held direct talks in Qatar with no third party. The Taliban political representative ...

Afghan Peace Should Not Fall Victim to Conflicting Priorities of Nations Involved in the Process

Afghan Peace Should Not Fall Victim to Conflicting  Priorities of Nations Involved in the Process

July 31, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Since the US direct involvement in Afghanistan in the aftermath of events unfolded after 9/11in 2001, priorities and nature of involvement of US and other countries – mainly ...

Unlocking Private-Sector Funds for Sustainable Development

Unlocking Private-Sector  Funds for Sustainable Development

July 30, 2018 | Mahmoud Mohieldin and Svetlana Klimenko

For the last three years, dozens of countries have gathered each July to present their national plans to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals...

The Economic Benefits of Family Planning

The Economic Benefits of Family Planning

July 30, 2018 | Natalia Kanem

The decision to start a family is one of the most important choices a person can make. It is also a fundamental human right; only individual adults should have ...

Lack of Global Leadership Spurs Instability in the Middle East

Lack of Global Leadership Spurs  Instability in the Middle East

July 29, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

With multiple Middle Eastern disputes threatening to spill out of control, United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs Anwar Gargash acknowledged what many ...

Dostum welcomed with Deadlyattacks

Dostum welcomed with Deadlyattacks

July 29, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After a few weeks of relatively calm, once again Daesh Takfiri terrorist group attacked Kabul targeting the Afghan Vice President, Abdul Rashid Dostum welcome-convoy...

Electoral Complaint Commission Needs multipronged strategy to ensure transparent, credible elections

Electoral Complaint Commission Needs multipronged  strategy to ensure transparent, credible elections

July 28, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Now election for the Parliament and District councils is on its verge. It is a matter of few months and the election will be the reality. There are around 9 million ...

Saudi oil shipment halt: A potential watershed in the Yemen war

Saudi oil shipment halt: A potential  watershed in the Yemen war

July 28, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

A spike in oil prices as a result of a temporary halt in shipments through the strategic Bab el Mandeb strait may be short-lived, but the impact on Yemen’s three-year-old forgotten ...

Why is the Afghan Government Afraid of the US Direct Talks with the Taliban Group?

Why is the Afghan Government Afraid of the  US Direct Talks with the Taliban Group?

July 26, 2018 | Hamidullah Bamik

Since the beginning of the Afghan peace process, the Taliban group have always refused to negotiate directly with the Afghan government but have called for direct talks ...

Europe for Itself

Europe for Itself

July 26, 2018 | Mark Leonard

Donald Trump is the first US president to think that the US-led world order is undermining US interests. Though the current order obviously benefits the United States ...

Media: ups and downs in Afghanistan

Media: ups and downs in Afghanistan

July 25, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Journalism, as it is one of the top ten high-risk jobs in the world, is a tougher andriskier task in Afghanistan. Afghan journalists work in the worst security conditions ...

Ending AIDS, the Dutch way

Ending AIDS, the Dutch way

July 25, 2018 | Shobha Shukla

We are all very familiar with the phrase ‘going Dutch’ (meaning each person of a group pays one’s own expenses in an outing), but are we also aware of dealing ...

Divergences and Convergences of Two Policing Cultures: Afghan Police and Taliban Police

Divergences and Convergences of Two Policing  Cultures: Afghan Police and Taliban Police

July 24, 2018 | Upendra Baghel

With the expressed interest of United States of America (USA referred as US)to participate in direct talks with Taliban, which is a remarkable shift in US policy, there is new hope ...

From Brexit to Breferendum

From Brexit to Breferendum

July 24, 2018 | Anatole Kaletsky

If something is impossible, it does not happen. If a country votes to make two plus two equal five, this “democratic decision” will eventually be overridden by the...

US Direct Involvement in Talks with Afghan Taliban & Its Repercussions on Achieving Peace

US Direct Involvement in Talks with Afghan  Taliban & Its Repercussions on Achieving Peace

July 23, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Though the United States of American has been involved in peace process since the process of making peace with Taliban began in the twilights of 2000s, most of these ...

Trump May Kill the Global Recovery

Trump May Kill the Global Recovery

July 23, 2018 | Nouriel Roubini

How does the current global economic outlook compare to that of a year ago? In 2017, the world economy was undergoing a synchronized expansion, with growth accelerating ...

Lesson learned from the Nezamuddin Qaisari saga: Paradigm shift needed to transform ‘Revenge to Justice’ (P2)

Lesson learned from the Nezamuddin Qaisari saga: Paradigm shift needed to transform ‘Revenge to Justice’ (P2)

July 22, 2018 | Upendra Baghel

Faryab province is highly factionalized with repeated clashesbetween two arch rival parties: Junbish-i-MilliIslami and Jamiat-e-Islami party. Both are supported largely by two ...

Global Britain’s Brexit Delusion

Global Britain’s Brexit Delusion

July 22, 2018 | Mark Malloch-Brown

What has happened to the United Kingdom? Ever since the June 2016 Brexit referendum, British foreign policy has all but collapsed.
With the United States in retreat ...

Lesson learned from the Nezamuddin Qaisari saga: Paradigm shift needed to transform ‘Revenge to Justice’ (P1)

Lesson learned from the  Nezamuddin Qaisari saga:  Paradigm shift needed to transform ‘Revenge to Justice’ (P1)

July 21, 2018 | Upendra Baghel

Nezamuddin Qaisari, the Police Chief of Qaiser (Qaysar) district in Faryab province was arrested on 02 July 2018, Monday when he was amidst a meeting at the Camp of 209th Shaheen ...

Will US Direct Peace Negotiations End The Conflicts in Afghanistan?

Will US Direct Peace Negotiations  End The Conflicts in Afghanistan?

July 19, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The United States has expressed readiness to initiate direct talks with the Taliban in an attempt to end a 17-year-old war in Afghanistan, a significant shift in American ...

Poverty: The Paralyzing phenomenon in Afghanistan

Poverty: The Paralyzing phenomenon in Afghanistan

July 18, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Beside various social and political disorders, poverty is one ofthe most paralyzing crisis which has severely impacted our nation. Afghan nation had warmly welcomed the international ...

Afghan Government Needs Defined Strategic Lines in Its Efforts to Bring Long-Lasting Peace

Afghan Government Needs Defined Strategic Lines in  Its Efforts to Bring Long-Lasting Peace

July 17, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Government and the people of Afghanistan need peace more than any other necessities in the country as war has taken huge toll on the very social fabrics, politics and economy ...

Afghan Police Needs to Spell out its Doctrine and International Support Needs to be Afghanized

Afghan Police Needs to Spell out its Doctrine and  International Support Needs to be Afghanized

July 16, 2018 | Upendra Baghel

After collapse of Taliban in 2001, the state building started in Afghanistan. Police in Afghanistan started taking new shape. Before Taliban, Afghanistan had limited ...

Intellectual Property, Not Intellectual Monopoly

Intellectual Property, Not Intellectual Monopoly

July 12, 2018 | Zia Qureshi

The copyright and patent laws we have today look more like intellectual monopoly than intellectual property,” wrote Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles ...

Drought grips large parts of Afghanistan

Drought grips large parts of Afghanistan

July 09, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Afghanistan faces serious threat of drought after several decades of steady climate change across the country. At least 22 of 34 provinces are suffering from the drought crisisand...

Learning Mechanisms for Poverty Alleviation from China (Part 2)

Learning Mechanisms for Poverty  Alleviation from China (Part 2)

July 08, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

china seeks to open wider to the outside world and strengthen its economic ties, cultural bonds and people-to-people contact for building a moderately prosperous society...

Talking about Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors; A Cultural and Social Tabooin Afghanistan (Part 2)

Talking about Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors; A Cultural and Social Tabooin Afghanistan (Part 2)

July 07, 2018 | Hamid Bamik

Given the above reasons, it is argued that one of the key factors of violence against women increase in Afghanistan is shortage of gender/sex education at Afghanistan ...

Learning Mechanisms for Poverty Alleviation from China (Part 1)

Learning Mechanisms for Poverty  Alleviation from China (Part 1)

July 05, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Although Afghanistan is rich in mineral resources, poverty is one of the great issues challenging Afghan people. The withdrawal of many NGOs from the country after the US-led . . .

Talking about Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors; A Cultural and Social Taboo in Afghanistan (Part 1)

Talking about Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors; A Cultural and Social Taboo in Afghanistan (Part 1)

July 05, 2018 | Hamid Bamik

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the cultural and social barriers that lead to ignorance of debating on sex sexual attitudes and behaviors among families and youths ...

The New Era and Afghan Women Political Expansion (Part 2)

The New Era and Afghan Women Political Expansion (Part 2)

July 04, 2018 | Hamid Bamik

After the removal of the Taliban, according to the Bonn Conference Agreements, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs of Afghanistan was established in the framework ...

Afghanistan’s Women and Desire for Political Power (part 1)

Afghanistan’s Women and Desire for Political Power (part 1)

July 03, 2018 | Hamid Bamik

With Dawood Khan’s coup in 1973, the situation of Afghan women returned as it was before. The Communist, Mujahideen, and Taliban periods worsened the situation of women in . . .

Afghan Government Ceasefire Initiative Should Encompass Security, Peace & Development Strategy

Afghan Government Ceasefire Initiative Should  Encompass Security, Peace & Development Strategy

July 02, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Recent ceasefire may be followed by trustworthy peace process monitoring mechanism supplemented with confidence building and trust building measures, all under overall ...

Insecurity & Target Killings Limits the Ability of Candidates and Voters to Participate in Elections in Kunduz Province

Insecurity & Target Killings Limits the Ability of Candidates  and Voters to Participate in Elections in Kunduz Province

July 01, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Residents of Kunduz province, including Kunduz city and all provincial districts, have been confined to smaller population centers and are facing existential threats from ...

The Depreciating Effect of Afghan Currency Value on People’s Lives

The Depreciating Effect of Afghan  Currency Value on People’s Lives

June 27, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Since about a year, Afghan money has lost its value insofar asunprecedented in nearly past two decades in exchange for the US dollar. This news is not only ...