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Greening Our Cities
October 06,2019 | Emma Navarro and Nanda Jichkar
LUXEMBOURG – With global leaders having recently gathered in New York City for the UN Climate Action Summit, it is important to remember that cities are not just convenient settings ...
No Peace is Feasible in Absence of Government in Afghanistan
October 05,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
Last Thursday, a Taliban 12-member delegation led by political deputy Mullah Abdul GhaniBaradar went to Islamabad and met with Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Minister ...
The EU’s Rule-of-Law Test
October 05,2019 | Tytti Tuppurainen
HELSINKI – The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom’s recent ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in seeking to suspend (or “prorogue”) the UK Parliament ...
Afghans Lost their Trust in Democracy
October 03,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani insisted on holding elections before a formal peace talks with the Taliban, which was against the Taliban’s demands. After the result ...
The Gandhian Principles for Non-violence and Peace
October 03,2019 | Dr. Ahmad Meraj
Humanity is passing through roads plagued by wars, conflicts, hunger and environmental destruction and loss of natural resources. We must restore the balance between individuals ...
China Celebrates its Seven-Decade Development
October 02,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
Since its establishment in 1949, People’s Republic of China has played a constructive role in regional and global peacekeeping ...
The Roots of Hong Kong’s Crisis
October 02,2019 | Henry Huang
Hong Kong, the pearl of the East, yet lives in such a turmoil. The ongoing political crisis and massive protest have drawn a large amount of international concern and attention. . .
Let’s IECs Do their jobs
October 01,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
Undoubtedly, the presidential election has only one winner but the current atmosphere seems as if everyone is winner. As soon as the presidential election ended, the atmosphere ...
Saving Pacific Islanders from Geoengineering
October 01,2019 | François Martel
Geoengineering will save us from the climate crisis, its champions insist. By using technology either to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or to deflect some solar radiation ...
Pros and Cons of Presidential Election in Afghanistan
September 30,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
In spite of some challenges and shortcomings, the current presidential election described as one of the best election in recent years. Despite serious security warnings ...
China – A Model for Peaceful Development
September 30,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
This year marks 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, which has made great strides through its reform and opening-up policy and changed . . .
What’s Freezing Europe-Russia Relations?
September 29,2019 | Joschka Fischer
Although the European Union and Russia are part of the same landmass, they don’t have all that much in common.. .
The Mainstreaming of Corruption
September 29,2019 | Sławomir Sierakowski
As we have seen in recent years, domination by a populist party can lead to the deep polarization of an electorate. But it also erodes the ethical fabric of political life. . .
Who Is Responsible for Rise of Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan?
September 26,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
The civilian causalities have been a serious challenge in conflict of Afghanistan which raised a lot criticism and hatred in national and international level. The latest case as claimed ...
A Woman-Focused Climate Agenda
September 26,2019 | Alison Holder and Sivananthi Thanenthiran
From teen activist Greta Thunberg’s much-publicized transatlantic journey on a zero-emissions boat to attend the United Nations General Assembly to the proliferation ...
Increasing Impartial Election Monitors is Good Measure to Its Transparency
September 25,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
According Independent election commission (IEC), more than 100 thousand people will monitor from Election Day scheduled on 28 September, 2019. Given the controversy over ...
Presidential Election is a Golden Opportunity to Strengthen Democracy in Afghanistan
September 24,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
In recent weeks, the election campaigns have been decentralized from Kabul to remote provinces and main districts of Afghanistan. The Presidential candidates have increased their ...
Reconciliation Must Drive Development
September 24,2019 | Rémy Rioux
In a profoundly volatile world riddled with fractures, the temptation to embrace a seemingly reassuring path of withdrawal or isolation may be strong. In fact, avoidance of potential ...
China Has No Intention of Militarizing South China Sea
September 23,2019 | Gen Li, Yuhao Wang & Ruijing Qin
In recent years, with the continuous development of China’s economy, the importance of marine resources has become increasingly prominent. The Chinese government attaches ...
Another War Looming in Yemen
September 23,2019 | Manish Rai
Last month port city of Aden which is currently the seat of exiled President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi government was captured by southern separatists demanding secession of South Yemen...
Challenges before Adopting New Curriculum by MoE
September 22,2019 | Amin Danish
Adopting any types of curriculum will affect the level of learning and change students’ behaviors accordingly. Competency based education (CBE) is no exception and will certainly ...
How AI Can Promote Social Good
September 22,2019 | By: Hala Hanna and Vilas Dhar
Artificial intelligence is now increasingly present in corporate and government decision-making. And although AI tools are still largely in the hands of institutions that focus on profit before ...
Taliban Persist Attacking on Civilians and National Infrastructures in Afghanistan
September 20,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
It is nearly two decades that Taliban have been persistently killing civilians and non-civilians violating national and internal laws and values. They have also destroyed public infrastructure ...
Ukraine Gets Its Chance
September 20,2019 | Carl Bildt
Suddenly, opinion polls find that Ukrainians are more optimistic about their future than are citizens of most other countries around the world. That will come as a surprise ...
What Is Next in The Pipeline for The Afghan Peace Initiative
September 19,2019 | Naser Koshan
The American led Taliban peace negotiations abruptly ended, when the U.S. president Donald Trump, pulled the plug on the talks after Taliban claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide ...
The Return of Fiscal Policy
September 19,2019 | Jim O’Neill
As we enter the last quarter of 2019 (and of the decade), cyclical indicators point to a slowing world economy amid wide-ranging structural challenges. There are plenty ...
Trump’s New Troubles
September 18,2019 | Elizabeth Drew
As the US Congress reconvenes this week after a six-week recess, the administration is mired in controversies, almost all of them set off by President Donald Trump. Trump’s behavior ...
Who Lost Argentina, Again?
September 18,2019 | Mohamed A. El-Erian
Investors and economic observers have begun to ask the same question that I posed in an article published 18 years ago: “Who lost Argentina?” In late 2001 ...
Pre-Taliban Political History of Afghanistan
September 17,2019 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh
Modern Afghanistan emerged during the nineteenth century as a buffer state squeezed between the Russian and British empire. From the beginning it was a pawn in the battles between ...
Joining the Technological Frontiers
September 17,2019 | Tej Kohli
Artificial intelligence (AI) and biotechnology are both on an exponential growth trajectory, with the potential to improve how we experience our lives and even to extend life itself ...
Welcome to Victories and Opportunities after Stoppage of Peace Process
September 16,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
Following the intensification of Taliban attacks on Takhar, Kunduz, Baghlan, Farah and Kabul provinces ...
The Amazon and You
September 16,2019 | Richard N. Haass
Nearly everyone has seen the dramatic images of the Amazon ablaze. Tens of thousands of fires – intentionally started or caused by logging, farming, mining, and other human activities ...
Star of ‘Buddha Collapsed out of Shame’ is Forgotten
September 15,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
Nikbakht Frahmand, who starred the film “Buddha Collapsed out of Shame” directed by Hana Makhmalbaf in 2007, is seeking to continue her role in terms of culture and art ...
Who Benefits from False Climate Solutions?
September 15,2019 | Karin Nansen
In a recent special report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) argues that addressing climate change will require fundamental changes to the way we manage...
How to Address Social Issues
September 14,2019 | S. Asim
No problem can ever be solved unless it is identified properly. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to do it. There are different problems within a social and political life and people ...