Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Children Prone to Radicalism

February 21,2021

Insurgency has intensified in recent months and a large number of civilians lost their lives. Afghan children are particularly left at the mercy of militancy and used as a cannon ...

Kabul and Washington Unlikely to Succumb to Taliban’s Demands

February 20,2021

In their negotiations, the Afghan government and the Taliban are likely to be at an impasse. The Taliban continue their unabated violence and neither of the negotiating side seems ready to make major concessions. The Kabul administration ...

Deep-Seated Gender Discrimination

February 17,2021

Why does luck treat so many of us unfairly? Take a hypothetical case about which we have a reasonable good idea. Here is our typical woman: She labors from dawn to dusk in the kitchen ...

The Impact of Haibatullah’s Death on Peace Talks

February 16,2021

The death of Mullah Omar’s successor Mullah Haibatullah has surfaced again in national media, citing a “reliable” Pakistani source, as peace talks ...

Condition-based Withdrawal is Needed to Avoid Repletion of History

February 15,2021

The people of Afghanistan view the outcome of peace talks with mistrust as the Taliban leadership has held out against the proposal of the Afghan negotiating team for reduction ...

Escalated Violence Shatters Public Hope

February 13,2021

Similar to all nations, Afghans also nurture an ambition for having a peaceful and democratic state. Their dream is to exercise their rights in a civil society void of war ...

Regional States Unlikely to be Immune to Consequences of Peace Deadlock

February 10,2021

The Doha peace talks have reached a deadlock as the Taliban have walked away from the table without official declaration. A member of the Afghan negotiating team has warned ...

Protracted Violation of Women’s Rights and Liberties

February 09,2021

Despite endorsement of post-Taliban Constitution based on democratic principles, violation of women’s rights and dignity continues in Afghanistan. Women have been left at the mercy ...

Delaying Talks Will Trigger Public Disappointment

February 08,2021

Afghan negotiators push for bringing in peace through negotiated settlement, but the Taliban have turned their back on the talks. The peace process passed a highly rocky road ...

Radicalism Takes its Toll on Public Life and Culture

February 07,2021

Afghanistan has been the hotbed of different ideologies throughout the history. Our nation has witnessed liberal and radical movements and both put an adverse effect on ...

Claiming Superiority Breeds Violence

February 06,2021

Claiming racial or religious superiority will leave no room for peace and stability and will threaten the peaceful coexistence in a society. “The scourge of war ...

Civilian Casualties Disconcert the Public not International Community

February 03,2021

Afghans are highly concerned about the civilian casualties. The ongoing conflict has inflicted heavy casualties on non-combatants. Neither the US-Taliban Doha agreement nor ...

Peace Process Needs to be Approached Realistically

February 02,2021

The Taliban have tabled the peace negotiations and its delegation has traveled to Iran and Russia to show its resentment to the US new administration. The Taliban group is ...

Human Societies Face Common Threat

February 01,2021

The outpouring of violence and bloodshed around the globe left all individuals at the mercy of threat. Terrorism is a serious challenge in the modern world. The extremist groups ...

Women’s Rights and Liberties at the Mercy of Traditional Culture

January 31,2021

The rights and liberties of women were restricted within the closed frame of traditions being practiced mainly in tribal belts. The parochial mindsets regarding women played ...

How to Fit Peace Jigsaw Puzzle Together?

January 30,2021

The Taliban group has maintained its ties with al-Qaeda despite pledging to the United States to cut their ties.
The group has not honored its deal with Washington ...

Taliban’s Foul Game Indicates Khalilzad’s Failure in His Mission

January 27,2021

Fear and concerns have been compounded in the wake of harsh and threatening rhetoric exchanged between the Afghan officials and the Taliban. On the surface, the Afghan state ...

Violation of Human Rights and Heart-Breaking Stories Continue

January 26,2021

Violation of human rights and humanitarian law make repeated headlines in national media. Tragic stories of domestic violence and bloody conflict are circulated through social ...

Hasty and Unconditional Troop Pullout Likely to Result in Security Vacuum

January 25,2021

Washington is going to review the US-Taliban Doha agreement. To view the agreement, the Taliban group has not honored the peace deal as it has not cut ties with al-Qaeda, not reduced ...

Challenges Slowing Down Peace Process

January 24,2021

As a result of the US-Taliban peace agreement, the gains made within the last couple of decades, human rights, and democratic discourse were put at stake and Washington downsized its ...

Escalated Insurgency Indicates Taliban’s Lukewarm Response to Talks

January 23,2021

Amidst the ongoing intra-Afghan dialogue in Qatari capital of Doha and Taliban’s bargain over higher price, Afghans are highly concerned and political pundits are not ...

Anti-Polio Campaign and Impediments to It

January 20,2021

Afghanistan is one of the countries where polio remains endemic. The number of reported cases had been reduced in recent years in the wake of campaign against poliovirus. But as mounting ...

Draft Budget Needs to be Balanced and Transparent

January 19,2021

Law makers have rejected the draft budget for the second time citing imbalance, inclusion of national food program in the draft, loan and hefty budget for some departments were cited ...

Cultural Gap Between Rural and Urban Areas

January 18,2021

Four decades of war and violence have resulted in cultural erosion and moral decline in Afghanistan. The current culture is based either on secular mindset or radical ideology...

Peace Talks – A Pyrrhic Victory

January 17,2021

The Taliban are unwilling to talk about the rights and liberties of Afghan women in the negotiation ongoing in Doha, Qatar’s capital. But women, unconvinced about the Taliban’s approach ...

Second Round of Talks Likely to be Lengthy and Contentious

January 16,2021

The latest round of the intra-Afghan dialogue, ongoing in Doha, is likely to be lengthy and contentious. There are contradictory remarks. Negotiators appear optimistic about the outcome ...

Conflicting Demands and Lack of Consensus Likely to Hamper Peace Talks

January 13,2021

The ongoing intra-Afghan dialogue in Doha, Qatar’s capital, encounters hurdles from the start. Head of the Taliban negotiators Mawlavi Abdul Hakim Haqqani had not traveled to Doha, which signifies ...

Afghans Expect Violence-Free Year

January 12,2021

Last year was really bloody for the people of Afghanistan as scores of civilians and soldiers were killed in the wake of the Taliban’s intensified attacks...

Bumpy Road of Peace Talks

January 11,2021

Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have started in Doha and the two sides have their own priorities. Ceasefire and formation of the future government ...

Rights to Freedom of Religion Should be Ensured

January 10,2021

Religious freedoms have been one of the controversial issues and encountered serious challenges and restrictions around the globe. With the rise of religious radicals, who violate ...

Amendments to Constitution – A Bone of Contention in Peace Talks

January 09,2021

All in all, the peace process is thorny with many ifs and buts. The Taliban are likely to put amendment to the Constitution at the table in the latest round of talks as they will ...

Taliban’s Ambivalence about Declaration of Ceasefire

January 06,2021

Afghanistan and Taliban negotiators have sat around the table in Qatari capital of Doha for the second time to find a settlement for the conflict. The two sides, which reached an agreemen ...

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 ...