Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Putting Growth in its Place

Putting Growth in its Place

May 13,2019 | Jim O’Neill

After leaving Goldman Sachs in May 2013, I had the privilege of chairing an independent City Growth Commission to study the geographical imbalances ...

ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace

ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace

May 12,2019 | Manish Rai

Islamic State Afghanistan claimed responsibility for an attack on the communication ministry building centrally located in capital Kabul last month. The Islamic State’s local ...

What are the Main Factors of War in Afghanistan?

What are the Main Factors of War in Afghanistan?

May 12,2019 | Salim Naji ; Translated by: Moh Zahir Akbari

The sixth round of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban representatives in Doha ended late on Thursday but the prospect of peace is still ambiguous and violence ...

The Time Has Come for a Global Carbon Emissions Tax

The Time Has Come for a Global  Carbon Emissions Tax

May 11,2019 | Mats Persson

The problem is staggering, even existential. Global emissions of greenhouse gases – especially carbon dioxide – are rapidly driving up global temperatures, transforming ...

Doctors’ Benevolence Contributes to Peace

Doctors’ Benevolence Contributes to Peace

May 09,2019 | Liu Jinsong

President Chen Zhu arrived at Kabul in early morning yesterday. He is going to the airport in a little while for the next leg of his trip. In just over a day, Dr. Chen attended ...

BRI – A Platform for Mutual Cooperation

BRI – A Platform for Mutual Cooperation

May 09,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

The member states of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), consists of two primary components; the overland Silk Road Economic Belt and the sea-based 21st-century ...

The Necessity of the Day: Decisiveness against Terrorism

The Necessity of the Day: Decisiveness  against Terrorism

May 08,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In recent days, a newsletter was released by the defense ministry indicating that nearly 43 ISIL members, including foreign members of the group, were killed in an airstrike ...

How Social Protection Can Empower Women

How Social Protection Can Empower Women

May 08,2019 | Phakama Ntshongwana, Nicola Ansell, and Keetie Roelen

To live in dignity, free from want, is a fundamental human right. Social protection is key to upholding that right, ensuring that people can escape poverty and insecurity...

After Public Demand for Peace, Ball is in Taliban’s Court

After Public Demand for Peace,  Ball is in Taliban’s Court

May 07,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghanistan’s peace process appears to reach a stalemate with the Taliban’s mala fide intention for talks. Declaration of the Taliban’s spring offensive ...

Kabul: Peace Consultative Jirga Ends with Stress on immediate Ceasefire

Kabul: Peace Consultative Jirga Ends  with Stress on immediate Ceasefire

May 07,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The Loy Peace Consultative Jirga (grand traditional meeting) has issued final communiqué after five working days stressing upon nation-wide truce ahead of Ramazan. . .

Afghanistan to Learn from Economic Development of China’s Xinjiang

Afghanistan to Learn from Economic  Development of China’s Xinjiang

May 05,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

No place tells the story of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) better in practice than China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, bordering eight countries including . . .

BRI Will Clear Doubts as it Progresses

BRI Will Clear Doubts as it Progresses

May 05,2019 | Pan Yixuan, Adapted from China Daily

Editor’s Note: Doubts have again been raised over the Belt and Road Initiative’s goals, with some calling it a “debt trap” for participating countries ...

Statement of the Vice Pres Sarwar Danesh, at the event on the World Press Freedom Day

Statement of the Vice Pres Sarwar Danesh,  at the event on the World Press Freedom Day

May 04,2019 | Sarwar Danesh

Distinguished participants, Your Excellency Charge d’affairs of the British Embassy in Kabul, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Governmental and Non-governmental ...

Peace Talks and the Common Afghans

Peace Talks and the Common Afghans

April 25,2019 | Yasin Nadiri

The U.S. representative for peace in the Afghan region (Khalil Zad) visited Kabul and Islamabad some days ago, this happens as the United States of America takes a step for ...

Is Winter Coming to the EU?

Is Winter Coming to the EU?

April 25,2019 | Mark Leonard

A popular narrative holds that the European Parliament elections in May will be “Act Three” in the populist drama that began in 2016 with the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum ...

Difference between Words and Reality: Access to Health Care and Its limitations in Afghanistan

Difference between Words and Reality: Access to Health Care and Its limitations in Afghanistan

April 24, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last Saturday April 20, 2019, Afghanistan and Pakistan jointly inaugurated a 200-bed, hospital in Kabul, one of three major health care facilities being built and funded ...

Why India is the Favorite Destination for Afghan Refugees

Why India is the Favorite Destination for  Afghan Refugees

April 24, 2019 | Amit Raaj

When Firdaws was kidnapped and brutally whipped by Taliban militants in Kabul, he fled to India with his whole family from Afghanistan due to the threat of severe. Firdaws is among thousands ...

Meaningful Attacks on Centers of Education, Technology, Culture and Faith

Meaningful Attacks on Centers of Education,  Technology, Culture and Faith

April 23, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

On contrary to the white hopes for reaching peace, yesterday the capital city of Afghanistan witnessed a complex attack by at least four gunmen after months of relative calm...

It’s Time for a Green EU Deal

It’s Time for a Green EU Deal

April 23, 2019 | Michel Barnier

A “Green New Deal” has become the talk of the town in many of the world’s capitals. Having recently emerged in the United States, the idea pays tribute to the visionary ...

The Political Crisis amid Loya Jirga and Peace Talks

The Political Crisis amid Loya Jirga and Peace Talks

April 22, 2019 | M.Karimi

The coalition government in Afghanistan has been experiencing problems from the start, inevitably due to the crisis that surfaced up after the presidential elections of 2014...

The Structure of a Diplomatic Revolution

The Structure of a Diplomatic Revolution

April 22, 2019 | Richard N. Haass

It has been nearly 60 years since the philosopher and historian Thomas Kuhn wrote his influential book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn’s thesis was simple ...

Moral Values Will Lead to Mitigation of Violence

Moral Values Will Lead to Mitigation of Violence

April 21, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Morality is of a big value in individual and collective life. “Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily ...

Doha Peace talks Postponed after Controversy over Size of Afghan Delegation

Doha Peace talks Postponed after Controversy  over Size of Afghan Delegation

April 21, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Amidst growing confusion and opposition, the first ever round of intra Afghan dialogues was supposed to take place in Doha, capital of Qatar on Friday, but after Controversy ...

The Urgency of Having Cohesive Position at Negotiating Table and Battlefield

The Urgency of Having Cohesive Position  at Negotiating Table and Battlefield

April 20, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

During the few last days there were tumultuous meetings between political figures fighting on preparing list of participants at the Doha Conference and also the leadership ...

The Monetization of Garbage

The Monetization of Garbage

April 20, 2019 | Stephen Nwaloziri

As a child growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, in the late 1990s, I remember women roaming through my community and chanting in Yoruba, “onigo de o! Anra bata rubber ...

Managing the Rapidly Increasing Population

Managing the Rapidly Increasing Population

April 18, 2019 | Dilawar Sherzai

A state cannot exist without population and, at the same time, the size of population greatly influences the nation. In today’s societies, the size of population ...

Ode to Our Lady of Europe

Ode to Our Lady of Europe

April 18, 2019 | Bernard-Henri Lévy

As I write this from Berlin, I am prostrate before the images of fire, devastation, and ash engulfing Notre-Dame de Paris – Our Lady of Paris. She is a treasure of civilization ...

Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh Takes Actions Positively to Resolve it

Rohingya Crisis: Bangladesh Takes  Actions Positively to Resolve it

April 17, 2019 | Author: Sun Xiqin

Rohingya people are one of the minority groups suffering the most severe oppressions in the world. Rohingya people refer to the stateless group, who are India-Aryan race not accepted ...

ICC Rejects Appeal to Investigate War Crimes in Afghanistan

ICC Rejects Appeal to Investigate  War Crimes in Afghanistan

April 17, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

ICC is an International Criminal Court investigates and brings to justice people responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, intervening when national ...

Ups and Downs in Complicated Relationship between Afghanistan and Iran

Ups and Downs in Complicated Relationship  between Afghanistan and Iran

April 16, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Historically, the formal relationship between Afghanistan and Iran started with gaining independence of Afghanistan from Britain by Ghazi Amanullah Khan, specifically after 1919...

The Fly and the Sweet

The Fly and the Sweet

April 15, 2019 | Muhammad Rasool

A fly always sits on a sweet thing. It can be better explained by a zoologist but I am sure it has a strong sense of smell as it soon finds out a hidden sweet thing and comes and sits on it...

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Recent Developments and Next Steps (Part 2)

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:  Recent Developments and Next Steps (Part 2)

April 15, 2019 | Gabriel M. Piccillo

The past year has seen novel tumult, starting with US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision in December 2017  to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem...

The Belt and Road Initiative Help Afghanistan Regain Its Glories in Silk Road

The Belt and Road Initiative Help Afghanistan  Regain Its Glories in Silk Road

April 14, 2019 | Liu Jinsong

Over the past year, the treasures of the Afghan National Museum were on exhibition in major cities in China. The visitors for the exhibition were crowded and the event was ...

A Need for ‘Inclusive Transition’ in Sudan after Bashir’s Downfall

A Need for ‘Inclusive Transition’ in Sudan  after Bashir’s Downfall

April 14, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Sudanese military removed President Omar Hassan al-Bashir from power on Thursday after months of protests against his 30-year rule, and Sudan’s Vice President and Defense Minister ...

Wars, Their Vitality and Their Outcomes

Wars, Their Vitality and Their Outcomes

April 13, 2019 | Dilawar Sherzai

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 ...