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Role of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Shaping a Strong Civil Society (part 1)

Role of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Shaping a Strong Civil Society (part 1)

April 19,2021 | Eldor TULYAKOV

Shavkat Mirziyoyev became the head of state in Uzbekistan, during a new stage of development, he began to pay special attention to the development of a strong civil society...

Still After Two Decades Afghan Forces Struggling

Still After Two Decades Afghan Forces Struggling

April 19,2021 | Manish Rai

US President Joe Biden has announced plans to pull out all United States troops from Afghanistan by September 11, ending the longest war in American history...

Central Asia’s Afghan Route to Prosperity

Central Asia’s Afghan Route to Prosperity

April 18,2021 | Djoomart Otorbaev

For the first time in centuries, there is an opportunity to connect Central and South Asia via modern transport and energy corridors through Afghanistan. Once completed ...

What should we learn from the Presence and Withdrawal of Foreigners?

What should we learn from the Presence and Withdrawal of Foreigners?

April 18,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Despite repeated absence and presence of foreigners in the country, we have not been able to learn necessary lesson to stand on our own feet. When people look at the report-cart ...

Intra Afghan Peace Talks in Istanbul: Hopes and Fears

Intra Afghan Peace Talks in Istanbul: Hopes and Fears

April 17,2021 | Maryam Hashemi

The history of conflict in Afghanistan is an old one. Many Afghans have been born during the conflict of last four decades and many of them have died during the conflict. ...

The G7 Must Act to Vaccinate the World

The G7 Must Act to Vaccinate the World

April 17,2021 | Gordon Brown, Winnie Byanyima, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Graça Machel, Ken Ofori-Atta, Mary Rob

“Nobody is safe until everyone is safe” is the defining mantra of the COVID-19 era. ...

The Bonn and Doha Mistakes Must Not be Repeated in Istanbul

The Bonn and Doha Mistakes Must Not be Repeated in Istanbul

April 14,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After the fall of the Taliban in December 2001, the United Nations hosted Afghan and world leaders in Bonn, Germany, to make an agreement about a new political system in Afghanistan...

The Key to Beating COVID-19

The Key to Beating COVID-19

April 14,2021 | Karina Gould

It has been a year since the coronavirus pandemic started dominating headlines and our lives. For so many here in Canada and around the world, it has been a period of unprecedented ...

It Never Rains But It Pours

It Never Rains But It Pours

April 12,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

The unabated violence is raging once again in the country despite the peace process. The Afghan security forces are overwhelmed by the growing number of Taliban attacks ...

A New Deal for Informal Workers

A New Deal for Informal Workers

April 12,2021 | Marty Chen

In the early 1930s, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced the New Deal in an attempt to combat the effects of the Great Depression. The program had three main ...

Price-hike on the Eve of Holy Ramadan Month

Price-hike on the Eve of Holy  Ramadan Month

April 11,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Unfortunately, the chaos of free-market always pressurizes people during the Eid days, New Year’s days, the month of Ramadan, winter season, and other events...

How to Stop the Poverty Pandemic

How to Stop the Poverty Pandemic

April 11,2021 | Lindsay Coates

Globally, extreme poverty is increasing for the first time in 20 years. Although some poor countries are now receiving COVID-19 vaccines, the pandemic is set to ...

What kind of public administrative system is suited for Afghanistan?

What kind of public administrative system is suited for Afghanistan?

April 10,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

On the eve of the Istanbul Peace Conference, one of the hot topics in Afghan political community is kind and nature of public administrative system in Afghanistan...

Why Would Anyone Want to be President?

Why Would Anyone Want to be President?

April 10,2021 | Elizabeth Drew

More often than anyone might think, ample grounds exist for wondering why anyone would want to be president of the United States. Yes, there’s the glory of being ...

War Crimes Committed with Impunity in Afghanistan

War Crimes Committed with  Impunity in Afghanistan

April 07,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

Warring parties and foreign forces have been engaged in war crimes in Afghanistan as a large number of civilians, including women and children, have been wounded and killed ...

Unleashing the Climate Market

Unleashing the Climate Market

April 07,2021 | Nancy Birdsall and Brian Webster

Progress against climate change has long crept at a snail’s pace, and the costs of inaction are increasingly clear to see. Hardly a week goes by without a natural disaster ...

Rising violence on the eve of the Turkey Peace Conference

Rising violence on the eve of the Turkey  Peace Conference

April 06,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

On the eve of peace Conference in Turkey, once again the war and violence have intensified across the country. In recent days, both the government forces and the Taliban ...

A Decarbonization Roadmap

A Decarbonization Roadmap

April 06,2021 | Katherine Dixon

Our climate challenge is an energy challenge. But solving our energy challenge requires action that goes well beyond power generation.
Solar and wind have revolutionized our ...

Do We Need to Modify the System or Destroy it?

Do We Need to Modify the System  or Destroy it?

April 05,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

On the eve of Istanbul Summit, the debate over the destiny of the current political system has become a hot topic in Afghanistan. The national and international actors are...

Ensuring a Stronger and Fairer Global Recovery

Ensuring a Stronger and Fairer  Global Recovery

April 05,2021 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

An old joke about tricky trade-offs asks you to imagine your worst enemy driving over a cliff in your brand-new car. Would you be happy about the demise of your enemy or ...

Opportunities and Challenges of Peace Talks

Opportunities and Challenges of Peace Talks

April 04,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

The continued violence during the last year up until now has forced the United States to reconsider the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan. The intensify of violence ...

Food, Not Steel, Is Our Biggest Climate Challenge

Food, Not Steel, Is Our Biggest  Climate Challenge

April 03,2021 | Adair Turner

Climate-policy discussions often focus on who will pay the cost of achieving a zero-carbon economy, with a particular focus on industrial sectors such as steel and cement...

Are We Ready for Positive Peace In Afghanistan?

Are We Ready for Positive Peace  In Afghanistan?

April 03,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

We usually define peace in negative sense but what is more discussed in today’s world is positive sense of peace. In positive sense, it does not only signify being free from ...

The New Measure of Corporate Success

The New Measure of Corporate Success

March 31,2021 | Michel Fredeau and Jules Kortenhorst

For decades, global leaders have failed to respond to climate change with appropriate urgency, even though the science has long been clear. Now, the problem has become so ...

The Growing Challenge of Poverty in Afghanistan

The Growing Challenge of Poverty  in Afghanistan

March 31,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Afghanistan already was one the poorest countries in the world as a result of forty years of war, but the level of poverty has intensified with the intensification of violence ...

Building a Democratic High-Tech Alliance

Building a Democratic High-Tech Alliance

March 30,2021 | Anders Fogh Rasmussen

One of the existential challenges facing the free world today is its disunity over emerging technologies. Divergence between the United States and the European Union in this ...

Ethnocentric Approach Highly Harmful and Destructive

Ethnocentric Approach Highly Harmful and Destructive

March 30,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

We often talk about Pakistani drivers driving “on the wrong side” of the road. Why not just say ...

Turkey Summit: Will It Broker a Ceasefire?

Turkey Summit: Will It Broker a Ceasefire?

March 29,2021 | Sakhi Rezaie

Turkey summit is scheduled to be held in April in Istanbul. The summit will be held based on the suggestion of Afghan officials, the Taliban and the US...

Europe’s Digital Fix Is Already Broken

Europe’s Digital Fix Is Already Broken

March 29,2021 | Steven Hill

Since the start of this year, the European Union’s cautious approach to digital-platform reform has been overtaken by tech-industry scandals. Between temporarily banning all ...

Why Amendments to Constitution Must Be According to its Framework

Why Amendments to Constitution Must Be  According to its Framework

March 28,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

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 discuss ...

An Ounce of Pandemic Prevention

An Ounce of Pandemic Prevention

March 28,2021 | Sally C. Davies, Jeremy Farrar, and Jim O’Neill

With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout gaining momentum, world leaders have a chance to focus more on the future of public health. Both domestically and through multilateral organizations ...

The beginning of school year and its challenges in Afghanistan

The beginning of school year and its challenges in Afghanistan

March 27,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although the new school year has formally begun with the beginning of New Year, the educational system faced so many challenges in the country. The rise of poverty, lack of qualified ...

Concerns Continue about Women’s Rights

Concerns Continue about Women’s Rights

March 27,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

As regional and global stakeholders and the United States seek to broker the stalled intra-Afghan dialogue, the rights and freedoms of Afghan women make the international headlines ...

The Difference between Afghan Democracy and its Western Prototype

The Difference between Afghan Democracy and its Western Prototype

March 25,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although most third-world countries such as Afghanistan are of the claimant of having democratic system, least of them led to peace and stability. Although we live under a democratic ...

Avoiding a K-Shaped Global Recovery

Avoiding a K-Shaped Global Recovery

March 25,2021 | Michael Spence, Joseph E. Stiglitz, and Jayati Ghosh

The United States expects to “celebrate independence” from COVID-19 by Independence Day (July 4), when vaccines will have been made available to all adults. But for many ...