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The Global Impact of a Chinese Recession

The Global Impact of a Chinese Recession

November 08, 2018 | Kenneth Rogoff

When China finally has its inevitable growth recession – which will almost surely be amplified by a financial crisis, given the economy’s massive leverage ...

Kazakhstan: Strategic Leadership and Shining Future

Kazakhstan: Strategic Leadership and Shining Future

November 07, 2018 | Moh. Sakhi Rezaie

Historically the Kazak region had been an area populated by nomadic tribes. In the 18th century, the Russia Empire made advances into the region, controlling the whole ...

Syria and Arab World Realignment

Syria and Arab World Realignment

November 07, 2018 | Manish Rai

Syria has long been an important centre for pan-Arab ideas in modern times and has been considered as the heart of Arabism. Since the beginning of the Arab nationalist . . .

Role of Russia in Afghanistan’s Peace Process

Role of Russia in Afghanistan’s Peace Process

November 06, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Afghanistan was one of unique area where U.S and Russia have had cooperation both in toppling the Taliban Regime and creation of the new government. They have also taken ...

Angela Merkel’s Tragedy

Angela Merkel’s Tragedy

November 06, 2018 | Ashoka Mody

What we care about most is often our undoing. So it was for Angela Merkel, who recently announced her intention to step down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union ...

Waves of Criticisms against Silence of Urazgan Tragedy

Waves of Criticisms against Silence of Urazgan Tragedy

November 05, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Khas Uruzgan is one of the most vulnerable places where Hazara people are repeatedly suffering from imposed violence on them. The last catastrophe, which inflicted irreparable damages ...

The Khashoggi crisis: Putting Humpty Dumpty back together

The Khashoggi crisis: Putting Humpty Dumpty back together

November 05, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and potential Western sanctions against Saudi Arabia has sparked renewed debate about the value of the longstanding alliance between ...

Regional Stakeholders Should Involve in Afghan Peace Process

Regional Stakeholders Should Involve  in Afghan Peace Process

November 04, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

In the last talks with US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Doha, the Taliban representatives insisted on...

Saudi Arabia and Iran: When it Comes to Exiles, the Pot calls the Kettle Black

Saudi Arabia and Iran: When it Comes to Exiles,  the Pot calls the Kettle Black

November 04, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

If Saudi Arabia is under pressure to give chapter and verse on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul, Iran risks straining relations with Europe ...

Learning the Protection of Cultural Heritage and Waterways from China

Learning the Protection of Cultural Heritage  and Waterways from China

November 03, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Protecting cultural heritage and managing water are two highly essential issues in China. The former will attract domestic and foreign tourists and the latter will make a green ...

A Radically Realistic Climate Vision

A Radically Realistic Climate Vision

November 03, 2018 | Barbara Unmüßig

According to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s main scientific authority on global warming, keeping global temperatures ...

The Government Proceed to Prosecution of Electoral Offenders appreciated

The Government Proceed to Prosecution  of Electoral Offenders appreciated

November 01, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Following the election shortcomings the government authorities has broken their silence. The interior ministry has informed of arresting 80 people in connection with ...

America’s Midterm Elections Turn Menacing

America’s Midterm Elections Turn Menacing

November 01, 2018 | Elizabeth Drew

With the approach of this year’s midterm elections in the United States, domestic terrorism is starting to dominate the political landscape. First, barely two ...

Europe’s Coming Year of Reckoning

Europe’s Coming Year of Reckoning

October 31, 2018 | Joschka Fischer

Politically, 2019 will be an extraordinarily important year for the European Union. The United Kingdom is currently on track to leave the EU on March 29, 2019. And, following ...

The New Tyranny of the Dollar

The New Tyranny of the Dollar

October 31, 2018 | Mark Leonard

Donald Trump may not want to launch wars in the Middle East, but that doesn’t mean he’s getting the United States out of the regime-change business...

US Survey Reveals Unprecedented Pessimism in Afghanistan

US Survey Reveals Unprecedented Pessimism  in Afghanistan

October 30, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

According to Gallup, a US polling organization, people in Afghanistan are showing unprecedented levels of pessimism about the future of the war-ravaged country...

Political Participation of Afghan Women Will Promote Social Development

Political Participation of Afghan Women  Will Promote Social Development

October 30, 2018 | Li Shuyu, Zhu Like & Li Xin

Afghan parliamentary elections took place in October 20th despite numerous security threats, but this does not affect voter participation in Afghan voters, with higher ...

The Cabinet Approved in Principle the Country’s National Budget 2019

The Cabinet Approved in Principle the Country’s  National Budget 2019

October 29, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last Wednesday, on October 24, the Presidential palace (Arg), announced that they had approved the draft budget for the fiscal year 2019, after holding a cabinet meeting...

Xinjiang, A Land of Wonders

Xinjiang, A Land of Wonders

October 29, 2018 | Liu Jinsong

China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is a very familiar place for Afghan friends. It shares border with Afghanistan, and it takes only three hours for Afghan ...

Women are Prone to Violence and Gender Discrimination

Women are Prone to Violence and Gender Discrimination

October 28, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

This prize will make the voices of women who suffered from sexual violence in conflict heard, especially the women in minorities like my community the Yazidis. It tells us ...

MbS: For better or for worse?

MbS: For better or for worse?

October 28, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

Embattled Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could prove to be not only a cat with nine lives but also one that makes even stranger jumps...

Iran-Afghanistan Deepen Bilateral Cooperation

Iran-Afghanistan Deepen Bilateral Cooperation

October 27, 2018 | Li Boyi,Huang Dekai&Ren Mingzhe

On Oct. 12, Abdullah, chief executive of Afghanistan, met with Iran’s deputy foreign minister, Samdi, in Tajikistan. The two countries said that they will ...

The Khashoggi Crisis: A Blessing in Disguise for Pakistan’s Imran Khan

The Khashoggi Crisis: A Blessing in Disguise for  Pakistan’s Imran Khan

October 27, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

The death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is proving to be a blessing in disguise for cash- strapped Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Mr. Khan’s blessing is ...

China’s Rural Development – A Model for Afghanistan

China’s Rural Development – A Model for Afghanistan

October 25, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Chinese officials are making concerted efforts to build a moderately prosperous society through alleviating poverty and promoting the country’s economy. All the Chinese ...

The End of Germany’s Two-Party System

The End of Germany’s Two-Party System

October 25, 2018 | Sławomir Sierakowski

The German Social Democrats’ (SPD) existential crisis can no longer be treated as a typical party crisis. The party captured a mere 9.7% of the vote in ...

Defining Diplomacy Down

Defining Diplomacy Down

October 24, 2018 | Richard N. Haass

Some 25 years ago, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a Harvard professor who in the course of his career served as United States ambassador to the United Nations and a US .. .

Assessing the Parliamentary Elections Through Different Glasses

Assessing the  Parliamentary Elections  Through Different Glasses

October 24, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Generally, the parliamentary elections is a great milestone towards institutionalization of democracy in the country but assessing the election cos and pros from different ...

Khashoggi Crisis Highlights Why Investment in Asia Is More Productive than in the Middle East

Khashoggi Crisis Highlights Why Investment in Asia  Is More Productive than in the Middle East

October 23, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

Growing Western political and corporate reluctance to be associated with Saudi Arabia in the wake of the suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi spotlights fundamentally ...

Right Time to Work Together for a Community of Shared Future

Right Time to Work Together for a Community of Shared Future

October 22, 2018 | Liu Jinsong

A few days ago, I attended the Special Week activity hosted by the Afghan Red Crescent Society, where Afghan friends spoke highly of the efforts of the Chinese Red Cross . . .

Taliban – Foul Player in Peace Talks

Taliban – Foul Player in Peace Talks

October 22, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

The death of 39-year-old Kandahar police chief General Abdul Raziq, which shocked  all Afghan individuals, is a slap on the face of peace talks ushered in between Taliban ...

A Gruesome Murder Bares World Powers’ Flawed Policies

A Gruesome Murder  Bares World Powers’ Flawed Policies

October 22, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s gruesome murder raises fundamental questions that go far beyond Middle Eastern geopolitics...

The Martyrdom of Jamal Khashoggi

The Martyrdom of Jamal Khashoggi

October 18, 2018 | Daoud Kuttab

The London-based daily Al-Araby Al-Jadeed recently published a cartoon, by the Jordanian artist Emad Hajjaj, depicting a faceless man wearing a red and white ...

The Martyrdom of Jamal Khashoggi

The Martyrdom of Jamal Khashoggi

October 18, 2018 | Daoud Kuttab

The London-based daily Al-Araby Al-Jadeed recently published a cartoon, by the Jordanian artist Emad Hajjaj, depicting a faceless man wearing a red and white ...

Gansu – the Sister City of Bamyan Province

Gansu – the Sister City of Bamyan Province

October 18, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

On late September, Gansu hosted the Third Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo to extend the room for further understating between China and the outside world ...

China-Afghanistan Relations Continue to Deepen Development

China-Afghanistan Relations Continue  to Deepen Development

October 16, 2018 | Lin Youhong, Mei Yangting & Jiang Maoxia

On the afternoon of October 12, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Afghanistani CEO Abdullah in Dushanbe. The two leaders exchanged views on further deepening bilateral ...