Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Let us Respect Women’s Rights to Education

October 07,2020

I don’t know why I suffer so much humiliation in my house. Honestly speaking, my mother has no compassion for me. During the last years of my childhood, she never allowed me ...

The Ambiguous Landscape of Peace Talks

October 06,2020

The landscape of peace talks is still ambiguous. The Taliban and Afghan government started talks in the Qatari capital of Doha, but casualties continue, which make Afghan ...

Barriers to Practicing Social Freedoms

October 05,2020

Freedom, men’s basic right, is violated flagrantly. Women’s heads are banged on the wall and their dignities are disrespected, men are abducted and their ...

Have Taliban Moderated Their Mindset About Women?

October 04,2020

The Taliban are unlikely to have changed their mindset regarding women and their gender. Discriminatory attitude towards women is observed not only in the Taliban’s militant group ...

Human Rights Discourse Will be Contentious at Negotiating Table

October 03,2020

In the post-Taliban administration, human rights discourse emerged and the people of Afghanistan adopted two attitudes towards it. A number of individuals welcomed this ...

Women’s Vulnerability to Social and Political Harm

September 30,2020

Women are left at the mercy of social and political suffering around the world. Their rights and freedoms are violated in one way or another. Women’s social and cultural ...

The Prospect and Contour of Peace Talks

September 29,2020

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan voiced his concern about a hasty international withdrawal from Afghanistan and reiterated Islamabad’s support for the peace process...

Pakistan Carries Significant Role in Afghan Peace Process

September 28,2020

Pakistan is able to play a highly significant role in the Afghan peace process if it puts its weight behind. Talking to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Pakistani Prime ...

How Internally Peaceful Societies Are Formed

September 27,2020

Internally peaceful societies are socieites with extremely low levels of expressed physical aggression offer insights for developing a culture of peace. Such socieites have three ...

Afghan Women Prove Their Abilities

September 26,2020

As women’s rights and freedoms are debated at the negotiating table and the Taliban seek to curtail women’s liberties, Shamsia Alizada, a teenage girl who avoided a deadly ...

How to Address the Issues Between Armed groups in the Peace Talks

September 23,2020

Current negotiations in Afghanistan probably focus on “talks about talks.” If they go deeper than that, media reports suggest the discussions focus on gaining ...

Will 2020 be The Peace Year for Afghans?

September 22,2020

Despite the public hope, the year 2019 has been replete with a myriad of challenges for Afghan people. Afghan civilians bore the brunt of violence and conflict and Afghan soldiers ...

How to Ensure the Legitimacy of a Peace Agreement

September 21,2020

Legitimacy of a peace agreement is one of the most important issues of any peace process. If an agreement is not considered legitimate by the citizens, such agreement will not last ...

Principled Negotiation Ensures a Win-Win Game

September 20,2020

It is vital the Afghan peace negotiators realize that Negotiation, contrary to warfare, is not a win-lose game...

Why Public Participation Matters in the Peace Talks

September 19,2020

Consent of the governed is one of the fundamental principles of democratic government. According to this principle Afghan government shall ensure the right of the citizens ...

Intra_Afghan Peace Talks; A Historic Opportunity for Peace in Afghanistan

September 16,2020

The first-ever peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban has been a moment that Afghans have waited for more than 4 decades for it...

The Suffering of Afghan Women

September 15,2020

Woman, the social and historical pariah of human society, lives a noisome life. She is doomed to suffer overwhelming pain and anguish in one way or another. Her beauty is deemed suitable ...

The Peace Talks: Historic Opportunity to Review the past and Decide about Future

September 14,2020

The past forty years of war and destruction has not only caused more than 6 million migrations with millions more disabled, widowed and orphaned, but also  drew back the country ...

Intra-Afghan Talks Will be Controversial and Time-Consuming

September 13,2020

Outlining his strategy about Afghanistan and South Asia in 2017, US President Donald Trump pointed out three issues: seeking “an honorable and enduring outcome worthy ...

Why Afghanistan Needs to B Plan in Intra- Afghan Peace Talks?

September 12,2020

Although all preparations have been taken for intra-Afghan peace talks, there is little optimism to reach a sustainable peace in the country. Undoubtedly, the main objective ...

Living in a Transitional Period

September 10a,2020

When you talk with a child, you are supposed to talk with its own language. Speaking in broken phrases does not mean childish language. You have to talk according to their. ..

The Public Have Dark Picture of the Talks

September 09,2020

Within the last few weeks, Afghan officials have said that peace talks would start soon and the schedule was delayed several times. The chairman of the High Council of National ...

Peace Talks and Public Concerns

September 07,2020

With the removal of obstacles to peace talks and return of the Taliban’s negotiating team to Qatar from Pakistan, the intra-Afghan dialogue is said to start soon...

Including Mother’s Name on ID – A Boost for Women’s Rights

September 06,2020

Afghans, mainly women, have celebrated on social media as the Afghan cabinet’s legal committee headed by second vice president Sarwar Danish said a proposal to amend the census ...

Women’s Rights Yet to be Protected

September 05,2020

Women’s freedom and dignity have been debated widely in Afghanistan, but still remain a challenging issue. Women are supposed to live a free and honorable ...

The Role of Afghan Women in the Peace Process

September 02,2020

Civil society and particularly women’s networks played a vital role in support of peace. When the peace process, by design, keeps the wider society at arms length, women ...

Political Rifts Likely to Slow Down Reaching Peace Agreement

September 01,2020

The intra-Afghan dialogue, which yet to be started, will be detailed and controversial since there are many ifs and buts. The Afghan government currently has three bodies ...

The Poverty of Political Thoughts in Afghanistan

August 31,2020

One of the most fundamental problems in Afghanistan is the poverty of political thoughts and political thinkers. Although there were many expert political thinkers and political fighters ...

The Paradoxical logic of War in Afghanistan

August 29,2020

There are several hypotheses about legitimacy or illegitimacy of the ongoing war in Afghanistan. Although these hypotheses have different nature and features such as religious ...

Sectarian Violence Looms Large in Muharram

August 26,2020

Sectarian violence has been stoked by terrorist networks in Afghanistan and a number of individuals are killed on the grounds of their sect and beliefs. The insurgents ...

Security Alert During Muharram

August 25,2020

In light of Muharram processions, more security personnel need to be deployed in Kabul city. Given the reality of attacks on processions in the past, and the sheer number of targeted ...

Taliban’s Goodwill is in Doubt

August 24,2020

Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban make national and international headlines and US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad talks optimistically about ...

Taliban Eying Concessions Through Delaying Peace Talks

August 23,2020

There seems to be still ifs and buts within the Taliban leadership to start direct talks with the Afghan government, which agreed to the US-Taliban peace agreement signed in Qatar ...

The Women’s Concerns About Future

August 22,2020

As a result of two decades fights and sacrifices, there has been some improvement to women’s rights in Afghanistan. Now, number of women are able to enjoy hard-won...

Independence and Political Upheaval

August 19,2020

Afghanistan has undergone political upheaval within the last decades. Afghan King Amanullah Khan (1919-1929) proclaimed Afghanistan’s independence ...