Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Prospects in Latest Round of Peace Talks

January 05,2021

In the second round of the intra-Afghan dialogue, ceasefire and the future system will be the main issues to be discussed between the negotiating sides. A sense of concern continues ...

Women’s Role and Rights Need to be Considered in Peace Talks

January 04,2021

Afghan women carried heavy weight in social, political, and cultural arenas within the last couple of decades and made great strides. Their role has been prominent in political structure ...

The Dim Contour of Peace Talks in 2021

January 02,2021

Afghanistan has left a bloody year behind. Scores of Afghan soldiers and civilians were killed in the wake of the Taliban escalated ...

Insurgency ‘Un-Islamic’ and Contrary to Peace Talks

January 02,2021

All Afghans, including ordinary people, religious scholars, and security officials, have raised their concern about the recent wave of systematic and targeted killings...

The Fragility and Ambiguity of Talks Are Concerning

December 30,2020

Conflicting views about peace talks are likely to undermine the process. Afghan officials and political figures have to adopt a unanimous approach to the talks. There still seems ...

Tolerance Will Create Room for Peace

December 29,2020

Lack of religious tolerance will precipitate violence in a society. A large number of Afghan ethnic and religious minorities lost their life on the grounds of their caste and creed under the Taliban...

Entering Afghanistan with Radical Ideology not Acceptable

December 28,2020

The Taliban are not likely to have changed their mindset. Regarding the democratic discourse, mainly human rights and women’s rights and liberties, the Taliban are said to ...

Reaction to Baradar’s Trip to Pakistan

December 27,2020

With Mullah Baradar’s presence among a group of his supporters in Karachi, Pakistan – where according to him all decisions about the peace process were being finalized in ...

Insecurity Widens Gap Between State and Nation

December 26,2020

The recent serial and systematic killings have filled public air with fear and disappointment and led to a wide gap between state and nation. Afghan journalists, human rights ...

Holding Out against Ceasefire Indicates Taliban’s Insincerity

December 24,2020

The Taliban persist in killing the people of Afghanistan despite national and international calls for reduction in violence and a permanent ceasefire. The peace process ...

Talks for Talks or Ending Conflict?

December 23,2020

The casualties of non-combatants have increased amid the break in the intra-Afghan dialogue and Afghans are likely to lose all their trust in the Taliban, who hold talks with...

Stereotyping Women Will Lead to Further Violence

December 22,2020

After the collapse of the Taliban regime, the rights of women changed into a hotly debated discourse in Afghanistan. Women geared up for playing their role in social, political ...

Terrorism and Nuclear Arms Loom Large

December 21,2020

The magnitude of global crises and life-threatening issues increase in one way or another. Strong threats are posed to the life of mankind on day-to-day basis. The atrocities of terrorism ...

Opposing Reduction in Violence Likely to Push Talks to Stalemate

December 20,2020

Taliban’s refusal to reduce violence and the escalated militancy, which inflicted heavy casualties on Afghan civilians, have been serious concerns for...

Regional and Global Support for Peace Talks Carries Heavy Weight

December 19,2020

After a break in the peace talks, a Taliban high-level delegation led by their chief negotiator Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, traveled to Islamabad and held meetings with Pakistani ...

Taliban Seek Power at the Cost of Thousands of Lives

December 16,2020

Afghan officials, including President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, have called on the Taliban to hold the next phase of the intra-Afghan dialogue in Afghanistan. The Taliban are ...

Talks But Not At The Cost of Democratic Principles

December 15,2020

Terrorism is a great barrier to the fragile democracy in Afghanistan. With the fall of the Taliban’s regime, democratic principles emerged with the endorsement of ...

Reduction in Violence and Women’s Rights - Two Significant Issues in the Talks

December 14,2020

After many ifs and buts and political haggling, peace talks have been postponed for next month. On the surface, Afghans hoped that the government and the Taliban negotiators would ...

Sectarian Violence Will Trigger Public Reaction Against Militants

December 13,2020

Violation of human rights is widely practiced in Afghanistan, especially with the engagement of the Taliban fighters in killings of civilians. The Afghan government urges for ...

Afghans’ Expectations of the Peace Talks

December 12,2020

After reaching agreement over the guiding principles, the government and the Taliban negotiating teams enter more serious and detailed talks. But, the talks are still held ...

Feministic Approach Towards Women

December 09,2020

It is beyond doubt that violence against women is still a controversial topic across the country that mostly media go into feeding frenzy over such stories...

Releasing More Fighters to Kill More People?

December 08,2020

The United States and the Taliban held several rounds of talks in Qatari capital Doha behind closed doors. After US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar ...

Second Phase of Talks Likely To Be Detailed

December 07,2020

A breakthrough is cited in the talks ongoing between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Qatari capital Doha and the talks will enter the second phase, which is likely to be more ...

The Fragility of Peace Parley

December 06,2020

The insurgent fighters have intensified their attacks to hamper democratic process in Afghanistan. The unmitigated insurgency slowed down registration process for district council ...

Afghan Soldiers Pay Heavy Sacrifices for Democratic Values

December 05,2020

Fighting against the Taliban and combating terrorism, Afghan soldiers have paid high sacrifices, which triggered an outpouring of national grief. Warring factions, mainly the Taliban ...

No End to Insurgency?

December 02,2020

Afghanistan is embroiled not only in instability, but there are many issues challenging the government. The continual terrorist attacks and suicide bombings, despite the downfall of ...

Taliban Seek to Monopolize Power

December 01,2020

The Taliban seem to be in pursuit of monopolization of power since they are narrowing the room for ethnic and religious minority groups. Practicing upon fundamental ideology ...

Public Attitudes Towards Women

November 30,2020

Women’s rights and freedoms were a contentious issue in Afghanistan and violence against women continued in the post-Taliban administration. Women were susceptible to violence ...

Women’s Vulnerability Around the World

November 29,2020

Women’s rights are violated in many parts of the world, including democratic countries. Women are threatened on social media and harassed mentally and sexually...

Afghanistan Needs Corruption-free System

November 28,2020

Afghanistan’s dysfunctional system is frustrating for the citizens. Corruption continues within the government machinery and poverty lingers on despite billions of dollars ...

Trump’s Withdrawal Plan Marks His Failure in Afghanistan

November 25,2020

Regarding terrorism, the US President Donald Trump said in his inaugural speech that “we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth”. Exactly two years later ...

Will Pakistan Support Intra-Afghan Dialogue?

November 24,2020

The political gap between Kabul and Islamabad is likely to be narrowed with high-level exchanges. Imran Khan’s maiden visit to Kabul, accompanied by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood ...

Taliban’s Reaction to Fatwas Against Their Violence

November 23,2020

The Taliban leadership has shown reaction to the fatwas (religious decrees) issued against the Taliban’s acts of war and violence. The group is concerned that fatwas against ...

The Root of Taliban’s Ideology

November 22,2020

The Taliban’s radical mindsets and cruel practices in Afghanistan reflected their ideology. The Taliban group ruled Afghanistan from September 1996 until ...

Obstacles to Rights to Freedom

November 18,2020

Public freedoms are susceptible to threat and militancy in the country, especially with the increased violence in recent months.
Freedom is individuals’ natural and fundamental right. ...