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A Proven Dose of Solution to Rescue the Nation

A Proven Dose of Solution to Rescue the Nation

February 03, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

It is noted in our society, that even educated people do not like reading books. They try to spend their leisure time with T.V, social media networks, mobile games ...

How Europe’s Populists Can Win by Losing

How Europe’s Populists Can Win by Losing

February 03, 2019 | Mark Leonard

Will the European Parliament elections this May result in a political revolution? Populist and nationalist parties certainly hope so. They are promising not just to ...

Afghan Government Should Remedy Short-Comings & ‘Governance Deficit’ to Make Itself a Body to Reckon With

Afghan Government Should Remedy Short-Comings &  ‘Governance Deficit’ to Make Itself a Body to Reckon With

February 02, 2019 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Recent peace talks between the US and Taliban insurgents, and exhibition of stubbornness in Taliban insurgents’ attitude toward Afghan Government by refusing to talk ...

Global Health Versus Online Trolls

Global Health Versus Online Trolls

February 02, 2019 | Junaid Nabi

The most frustrating part of my job as a public health scientist is the spread of false information – usually online – that overrides years of empirical research. It is difficult ...

Will Upcoming Election Ensure Democracy?

Will Upcoming Election Ensure Democracy?

January 31, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghans are preparing to celebrate democracy through participating the fourth round of presidential election, for which a number of political heavyweights have been nominated. . .

Nancy Pelosi’s Great Wall of Resistance

Nancy Pelosi’s Great Wall of Resistance

January 31, 2019 | Elizabeth Drew

Whoever explained to then-President-elect Donald Trump what it meant to be president – if anyone did – neglected to tell him that on occasion a president loses a policy fight. . .

Belt and Road Initiative Puts Impetus to Afghan Peace and Development (Part 1)

Belt and Road Initiative Puts Impetus to  Afghan Peace and Development (Part 1)

January 29, 2019 | Liu Jinsong

Recently Dr. Mariam Safi, founder and executive director of Afghan think tank DROPS, published her research report Integrating Afghanistan into the Belt and Road Initiative. . .

Pessimisms and Optimisms about Progress of Peace Process

Pessimisms and Optimisms about Progress  of Peace Process

January 29, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The progress of Afghan peace process in Qatar has caused some optimisms and also some pessimisms in internal atmosphere of Afghanistan. The optimism is expressed due ...

Afghanistan National Sovereignty Should Not Be Compromised in the Ongoing Peace Process

Afghanistan National Sovereignty Should Not  Be Compromised in the Ongoing Peace Process

January 28, 2019 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Since the start of peace negotiations with Taliban insurgents last year, people of Afghanistan are uncomfortable with the modus operandi and methodology this whole process . . .

Political Haggling Continues at the Table

Political Haggling Continues at the Table

January 28, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

The Taliban and US envoy seem to have made little headway in peace talks in Qatar as the US officials agree to troop pullout from Afghanistan. But militancy looms ...

The Death of an Indian Hero in Kabul

The Death of an Indian Hero in Kabul

January 27, 2019 | Sujeet Sarkar

The horrific truck bombing at the green village on Jan 14,2019 in Kabul ended the life of a young and bright international development professional Ms Shipra Sharma ...

How to Eat to Save the World

How to Eat to Save the World

January 27, 2019 | Modi Mwatsama and Howard Frumkin

There is not a country in the world that is not grappling with the serious health and environmental consequences of their people’s diets. There has to be a better ...

How to Eat to Save the World

How to Eat to Save the World

January 27, 2019 | Modi Mwatsama and Howard Frumkin

There is not a country in the world that is not grappling with the serious health and environmental consequences of their people’s diets. There has to be a better ...

Recent Attack on a Military Base Questions Afghan Government Claims to Reform Security & Defense Institutions

Recent Attack on a Military Base Questions Afghan Government Claims to Reform Security & Defense Institutions

January 26, 2019 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Conflicting reports were out after an attack on security personnel in Maidan-Shahar, capital of Maidan Wardak province. Initial reports described casualties as one hundred ...

The Consequences of Delay in Announcing Election Results

The Consequences of Delay  in Announcing Election Results

January 26, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

More than three months have passed from the beginning of parliamentary elections but its results has not announced yet. According to the schedules, the Initial ...

The Consequences of Delay in Announcing Election Results

The Consequences of Delay  in Announcing Election Results

January 26, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

More than three months have passed from the beginning of parliamentary elections but its results has not announced yet. According to the schedules, the Initial ...

The Racial Discrimination Persists in Afghanistan

The Racial Discrimination Persists in Afghanistan

January 24, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

About two years ago, a racist plan was divulged from Department of the Presidential Administration that had attempted to deliberately prevent from the entry or recruitment ...

The Right Investments to Address the Human Capital Crisis

The Right Investments to Address  the Human Capital Crisis

January 24, 2019 | Kristalina Georgieva

For 75 years, the World Bank has been at the forefront of development, helping countries make smart investments to prepare their citizens for the future. It has been ...

A Glance at the Eight Years Performance of Afghan Parliament

A Glance at the Eight Years Performance  of Afghan Parliament

January 23, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The parliament of Afghanistan (Wolsi Gerga) has begun its winter vacation after eighth working years and many of the parliament members went on vacation to follow their personal ...

Afghan National Unity Government: The Golden Era for Afghan Women’s Development

Afghan National Unity Government: The Golden Era  for Afghan Women’s Development

January 23, 2019 | Hamidullah Bamik

The Afghan National Unity Government was established in June 2014. The life of the Afghan National Unity Government is approaching to its end legally. During these four years...

Presidential Candidates Fail to Touch upon Real Issues Facing the Country

Presidential Candidates Fail to Touch upon  Real Issues Facing the Country

January 22, 2019 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

People of Afghanistan have witnessed registration of about fifteen candidates for president in the upcoming general presidential elections in July 2019. Most of these candidates ...

The Afghan Presidential Elections From Chief Strategist to Formidable Challenger

The Afghan Presidential Elections  From Chief Strategist to Formidable Challenger

January 22, 2019 | Naser Koshan

President Ghani and his former National Security Advisor Mr. Hanif Atmar were synonymous in many strategic moves made by the presidential palace post 2014, the year the National ...

Effective Governance in Challenging Environments

Effective Governance in Challenging Environments

January 21, 2019 | Moh. Sakhi Rezaie

The “Afghanistan as a Regional Hub” narrative has gained traction in recent years. Yet a very important question remains: How this would be realized? While statistics ...

The Trump Administration’s Farewell to Aims

The Trump Administration’s Farewell to Aims

January 21, 2019 | Carl Bildt

Every now and then, a US political leader descends on Cairo to deliver an address outlining America’s policy objectives in the ever-challenging Middle East. For example ...

Forging Peace Together: At the 64th Anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Ties between China and Afghanistan

Forging Peace Together: At the 64th Anniversary of Establishment of  Diplomatic Ties between China and Afghanistan

January 20, 2019 | Liu Jinsong

Today marks the 64th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Afghanistan. In the past 64 years, our two countries have maintained a sound friendship ...

Taliban Refusal to Talk to Afghan Government is a Botched Attempt and a Bitter Reminder of 1990s

Taliban Refusal to Talk to Afghan Government is  a Botched Attempt and a Bitter Reminder of 1990s

January 19, 2019 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Since the start of peace negotiations in late 2018 and the appointment of US special representative for Afghan reconciliation, Mr. Zalmay Khalizad, many rounds of meetings ...

The Kabul Initial Election Results Announced after Long Ups and Downs

The Kabul Initial Election Results Announced  after Long Ups and Downs

January 19, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After nearly three months delay, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced the preliminary Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of the Parliament) election results ...

Managing Diversity Key to Social Peace

Managing Diversity Key to Social Peace

January 16, 2019 | M. Karimi

Living within a diversity requires that the inhabitants develop respect and broadmindedness for one another. Without these factors, it might be terribly troublesome to tighten . . .

The Leader of the World Bank Needs

The Leader of the World Bank Needs

January 16, 2019 | Homi Kharas and Eswar Prasad

Jim Yong Kim’s sudden resignation as president of the World Bank Group (WBG) offers an opportunity to reflect on the direction, legitimacy, and effectiveness of that 75-year old ...

The Role of Press in Democratic System

The Role of Press in Democratic System

January 15, 2019 | Writer: Moh Erfani / Translator: Moh Zahir Akbari

The press as a civil society entity is considered as the fourth pillar of democracy in political system and can play an important role in creating appropriate environment ...

Agonizing over Afghanistan

Agonizing over Afghanistan

January 15, 2019 | Richard N. Haass

After more than 17 years, the time has come to accept two important truths about the war in Afghanistan. The first is that there will be no military victory by the government...

The young population and upcoming challenges of the Afghan government

The young population and upcoming challenges  of the Afghan government

January 14, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Population is one of the most important factors and variables that must be considered in macroeconomic, social and political programs in national level. Undoubtedly, any ...

Selling Africa’s Good News Stories

Selling Africa’s Good News Stories

January 14, 2019 | Shayera Dark

Anywhere in the world, freelance journalism is an extreme career choice. The job requires withstanding pitch rejections, ignored queries, stolen story ideas ...

The Outcome of Kim-Xi’s Visit

The Outcome of Kim-Xi’s Visit

January 13, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

The recent visit of Korean Leader Kim Jong-un to China to hold his fourth summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping signals a strong diplomatic tie between Beijing and ...

Managing Minefields: Saudi/UAE Aid Puts Pakistan-Iran Relations on the Spot

Managing Minefields: Saudi/UAE Aid Puts Pakistan-Iran  Relations on the Spot

January 13, 2019 | James M. Dorsey

Pakistan is traversing minefields as it concludes agreements on investment, balance of payments support and delayed payment oil deliveries with Saudi Arabia...