Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, December 10th, 2018

The Afghan Media and Their Peace-Building Potential

October 27, 2018

Media can play a vital role in Peace Building in Afghanistan. One of the key issues to be interrogated by media researchers in relation to conflicted societies is the extent to which ...

Afghanistan: Democracy and Political Participation

October 25, 2018

Public participation in Afghanistan requires that people be at the center of decision-making processes. Therefore, this is an important element of democracy because ...

ISO Standards: Challenges and Opportunities

October 24, 2018

World Standards Day, was held at the Marble Palace in Kabul, on October 23, 2018. As a result, this article reviews the importance of standardization in Afghanistan ...

Deepening Democracy: Election Management in Afghanistan’s Divided Society

October 23, 2018

Elections in Afghanistan tend to widen long-standing social, political and tribal fault lines. By their very nature, elections are adversarial and divisive, triggering ...

Wolesi Jirga Elections: Afghan Voters Defy Violence to Cast Ballots

October 22, 2018

Wolsi Jirga Elections started on 20 October, 2018 and was extended amid delays, with some constituencies remaining open on Sunday. High participation of Afghan in ...

The Martyrdom of Jamal Khashoggi

October 18, 2018

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 ...

“Zero Hunger is Possible”

October 18, 2018

October 16th was celebrated around the world as the World Food Day. The day is celebrated around the world to honor the date of the founding of Food and Agriculture ...

The Role of Women in Peace Process in Afghanistan

October 16, 2018

In a typical Afghan setting, peace is equated with ‘freshness’, health, wellbeing, harmony, calm and tranquility. The absence ...

Khalilzad: Tasked to Bring Peace to His Birth Place

October 16, 2018

Zalmay Khalilzad, the veteran US diplomat has been tasked with leading efforts to end the war in Afghanistan. He is a blunt negotiator with a history of hawkish foreign ...

Change Agents: Youth Participation in Afghan National Parliament

October 15, 2018

Engaging young people in politics is critical to the safeguarding and strengthening of democracy in the country. Afghanistan has an estimated 31.6 million ...

Marginalized Groups: Political Inclusion as A National Priority

October 14, 2018

There is growing awareness that the inclusion of marginalized groups in post-conflict political settlements is important to ensure a sustainable exit from conflict...

The Need for Participation of Women in Governance and Political Decision Making: AN Afghan Discourse

October 11, 2018

Women constitute more than half of the population of Afghanistan. Though they can play a critical role in different sectors including governance and political decision ...

Political Behaviour and Voting Pattern in Afghanistan

October 11, 2018

Afghanistan, throughout history, has held different types of democratic elections, from a Loya Jirga to choose the King in the 1700s, the 2010 Parliamentary ...

Electoral Observation: as a Means to Ensure Electoral Credibility

October 10, 2018

Election observation has proven that is a valuable tool for improving the quality of elections. Observers help build public confidence in the honesty of electoral processes...

Afghanistan: Increasing Women Political Representation as a National Priority

October 09, 2018

The past two decades have witnessed an impressive rise in women’s political representation around the world. During this period, the global average ...

Pros and Cons of War on Terror

October 07, 2018

Seventeen years ago, on September 11, the United States had two devastating terrorist attacks on its land. The three airliners that had been hijacked hit World Trade Center ...

Afghanistan National Assembly: Promoting Gender Equity As A National Priority

October 06, 2018

A gender-sensitive parliament is one that is responsive to the needs and interests of both men and women in its structures, operations, methods and in its work. The term ...

Let’s Promote the Culture of Non-violence

October 04, 2018

Mahatma Gandhi, the well-known Indian spiritual and political leader, always promoted the golden teachings of non-violence. Most importantly, throughout his life ...

Electoral Violence Prevention: Key to the Credibility of the Outcome

October 03, 2018

Violence before, during, and after elections has been a feature of Afghanistan’s political landscape. The Afghan government’s first line of defense ...

Public Private Partnership: Key to improved Service Delivery

October 02, 2018

Public Private Partnership is a contractual arrangement which is formed between public and private sector partners. It involves the private sector in the development ...

Democratic Political System: Key to Nation Building

October 01, 2018

Awareness and positive involvement of the citizens in civic and political matters play a key role in the political stability and development of any political system...

Terrorists in Syria: How They Come to Afghanistan?

September 30, 2018

Russia has warned that it will not allow jihadists in Syria to be sent to Afghanistan or elsewhere under a deal reached with Turkey that averted a large-scale military assault ...

Air Cargo Corridors: As the Instrument Opening a New Frontier

September 29, 2018

Afghanistan inaugurated air cargo corridors with Europe, Russia, China and United Arab Emirates on Thursday September 27, 2018. Air transport plays a pivotal role ...

Civilian Casualties: A Multi-Purpose Insurgency Tool

September 27, 2018

Civilian casualties are a tragic reality of counter-insurgency campaigns in Afghanistan. There have always ...

Rail Roads: Economic Development and Long Term Partnerships

September 26, 2018

Transport systems play a great role in changing the regional and international policy options of the countries. That’s why transport systems worldwide are undergoing ...

Buying Votes: Political Legitimacy in Afghanistan

September 25, 2018

Many Afghans believe voters are bribed – sometimes, often or always. This is a particularly chronic problem in Afghanistan. It is one of the main factors behind electing corrupt ...

Electoral Integrity: The Difficult but Possible Path Towards Fair and Free Elections

September 24, 2018

Regular elections by themselves cannot guarantee true democracy anywhere; however, they serve as one of the major indicators for measuring an effective democratic ...

Peace in the Korean Peninsula: Positive Messages for Afghanistan

September 23, 2018

The North Korea nuclear issue was the most important security issue in the region and the world as well. These issues remained depressingly the same despite new developments ...

Electoral Violence Prevention: Using Biometric System as a Major Step

September 22, 2018

Electoral violence is one of the main characteristics of Election in developing countries. It is several months that the Afghan government and the political parties . . .

Afghanistan Election: Participation and Resilience By All Sides As the Viable Solutions

September 19, 2018

Electoral fraud in Afghanistan is a critical concern for candidates, government and the international community. They are warning that corruption in the parliamentary ...

Afghan Elections Dilemma: Political Parties Conflicting Demands and Terrorist Threats

September 18, 2018

Forthcoming elections in Afghanistan face a lot of challenges. They include the likely postponement of the elections due to violence from ISIS, Taliban and other terrorist groups ...

BSA: Misconceptions and Unrealistic Expectations

September 17, 2018

afghanistan and the US signed the Bilateral Security Agreement on September 30, 2014. This Agreement is considered as a framework for American troops to remain in ...

Trump’s Strategy in Afghanistan: Working or Not?

September 16, 2018

When President Trump announced his new Afghanistan and South Asia Strategy, it created many expectations. Afghanistan expected the strategy will put an end to ...

Hazaras under Targeted Attacks: An Issue Needed to be Investigated independently

September 13, 2018

Sarwar Danish, 2nd VP, met UNAMA head Yamamoto yesterday, and discussed the need to protect Afghanistan’s minorities in wake of recent targeted attacks.

Education: At the Forefront of Efforts to Counter Terrorism

September 12, 2018

Education is one of the core targets of the terrorist groups; they attack indiscriminately education everywhere e.g book Haram in Nigeria, ISIS in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan ...