Editor in Chief: Dr. Hussain Yasa Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

US-Russia Relations under President Trump (Second Part)

US-Russia Relations under  President Trump (Second Part)

February 21, 2017 | Naser Koshan

Both Russia and the US hold the world’s largest nuclear stockpile, any mishaps in dealing with each other potentially alarms catastrophic consequences for the rest of the...

Breaking the Shackles of Interest and Usury (Second Part)

Breaking the Shackles of Interest and Usury (Second Part)

February 21, 2017 | Dr. Faisal Ali

The major religions of the world deplore, condemn and prohibit interest in all its forms. The Manu Smriti of Hinduism categorically expresses sentiments for contempt of usury in chapter...

US-Russia Relations under President Trump

US-Russia Relations under  President Trump

February 20, 2017 | Naser Koshan

Though US president Trump and Russian president Putin have not met officially, but the bromance between the two is already the talk of the town as much as it is a myth considering the...

Breaking the Shackles of Interest and Usury

Breaking the Shackles of Interest and Usury

February 20, 2017 | Dr. Faisal Ali

Interest is the pillar of Fractional Reserve Banking which is contrary to the philanthropic objectives intended for beating the extremities of poverty and the creation of dignified...

Will The Blame Game Mitigate Challenges?

Will The Blame Game Mitigate  Challenges?

February 19, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Following the Thursday’s suicide bombing in the southern Sindh province, which killed and wounded hundreds of people, Pakistani officials lashed out at Afghanistan stating...

A Turbulent Year for Kabul and Islamabad

A Turbulent Year for Kabul and Islamabad

February 18, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Terrorist networks have inflicted indescribable sufferings upon Afghan and Pakistani nations and the cul-de-sac of peace talks was not brokered within the past political debates...

What is the key factor to economic development?

What is the key factor to economic development?

February 16, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

According to World Bank estimates, the economic outlook for the coming years are not very hopeful; The World Bank estimates that Afghanistan’s growth rate is going to marginally...

The Unmitigated Violation of Human Rights

The Unmitigated Violation of Human Rights

February 16, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

"Modern man has brought this whole world to an awe-inspiring threshold of the future. He has reached new and astonishing peaks of scientific success. He has produced machines...

Iran Should be Dealt in Different Way

Iran Should be Dealt in Different Way

February 15, 2017 | Manish Rai

The United States new President Donald Trump decision to quickly slap new sanctions on Iran after it conducted a ballistic missile test clearly signals the hard turn the new administration...

‘If You Want Peace, Prepare for War’

‘If You Want Peace, Prepare for War’

February 12, 2017 |

Terrorism has been a serious threat to Afghanistan for decades. Afghan nation bears the brunt of militancy with the Taliban’s heavy attacks. In the current year, Afghan civilians and...

No Silver Lining for Our Cloud

No Silver Lining for Our Cloud

February 11, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

With the escalated insurgency, the hope for a peaceful future declines. Afghan nation continues falling victim to terrorist attacks and suicide bombings. Life is as cheap as ever...

Challenges Continue Unabated

Challenges Continue Unabated

February 09, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

People live in a pathetic state. The security crisis and economic stagnation have paralyzed their life. The simple individuals are the main victims of conflicts carried out by warring...

Successive Attacks Persist in Afghanistan

Successive Attacks Persist in Afghanistan

February 09, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Following the twin blasts targeted parliament which left nearly 40 killed and more than 100 wounded, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the Supreme Court building in Kabul...

Moscow: Seeking to Play a Major in Afghanistan

Moscow: Seeking to Play a Major in Afghanistan

February 08, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Given the new moves, it seems that Moscow is seeking to play a major role in the country by boosting military and economic cooperation with Kabul. However, it follows a series...

Cold Weather Aggravates Challenges

Cold Weather Aggravates Challenges

February 08, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The sufferings and misery of the poor have been compounded by the severe cold and heavy snow. A large number of Afghan people are engaged in manual labors from dawn to dusk to make the...

Removing HIA from UN blacklist after Kabul-peace Deal

Removing HIA from UN blacklist after Kabul-peace Deal

February 07, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has removed sanctions against Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of a militant group, some five months after the government inked a landmark...

Violence against Women Persists

Violence against Women Persists

February 05, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Though fighting against violence has been one of the most debated topics since 2001 but it remains one the most serious issue in Afghanistan. It occurs in various forms including...

Trump’s Strategy for Combating Terrorism

Trump’s Strategy for Combating Terrorism

February 04, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Barack Obama’s impassioned and eloquent speech in Egypt was seen as the advent of a new era. His emphasis on human rights, freedoms and mutual understanding between Islam...

What if Worse Comes to Worst?

What if Worse Comes to Worst?

February 02, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The public had a ball park estimate about the escalated militancy in Afghanistan. Insurgents continue inflicting casualties indiscriminately upon Afghan nation. The violation...

Glance at Critical Condition of Children

Glance at Critical Condition of Children

February 02, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After many years of war and severe poverty, combined with worsening migration crises, Afghanistan persists to be among the most dangerous places for children to be born! The longstanding...

Opening New ACJC Building Needs to Open the Political Will

Opening New ACJC Building Needs to Open the Political Will

February 01, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The Inauguration of a permanent Building for Anti-Corruption Justice Center (ACJC) is a good step to fight against corruption; it is hoped that opening a highly professional security...

An Iron Fist against Whom?

An Iron Fist against Whom?

January 31, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

On January 27, US President Donald J Trump signed two orders: authorizing the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border and banning visas to the US to nationals from seven countries...

Constructive or Destructive Role of Media

Constructive or Destructive Role of Media

January 30, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The right to freedom of speech as one of the basic human rights enshrined in main international human rights documents and national law. Freedom of speech is the inseparable element...

No Strategies to Cope with Returnees Overflows

No Strategies to Cope with Returnees Overflows

January 29, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Afghanistan is in grave need of international support to cope with millions of refugees who are on the eve of returning home while some 700,000 have already repatriated and millions more...

From the Diary of an Afghan Woman

From the Diary of an Afghan Woman

January 28, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

I get goose-bumps whenever I think about my little daughter whose blood was spilt on the grounds of her race. Nothing and no one can ever fill the deep vacuum she left in my life. Whenever...

Who Carries the Ball?

Who Carries the Ball?

January 26, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The terrorist networks, and Mullah Mansour’s death, stigmatized Islamabad and widened the Afghan-Pak rift last year as the US and Afghan officials stated that the Taliban...

Dark and Alarming Economic Outlook

Dark and Alarming Economic Outlook

January 26, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Undoubtedly, there would be no clear economic outlook without unambiguous security strategy. The high number of civilian casualties, the collapse of the key provinces, the...

The Centralized Political System Deepening The Crises

The Centralized Political System Deepening The Crises

January 25, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The centralized political system recognized one of the key factors to deepening the crises in Afghanistan. The reason is that the highly centralized model that was chosen for...

ISIL – A Global Challenge

ISIL – A Global Challenge

January 24, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is a serious challenge and seeks to destabilize the world through spilling the blood of people on the grounds of their...

Afghanistan: At the Crossroads of Its Destiny

Afghanistan: At the Crossroads  of Its Destiny

January 23, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Nowadays, everybody has a question on the tip of his tongue what would be the plan of President Donald Trump for Afghanistan? Many of Political commentators and experts in Afghanistan...

Long and Rocky Route Ahead

Long and Rocky Route Ahead

January 23, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never, ever let you down,” Donald John Trump, the 45th president of the United States, told hundreds of...

2016: The Deadly Year for Journalists

2016: The Deadly Year for Journalists

January 22, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Despite significant improvement in freedom of speech in last 15 years, Afghan journalists have been facing serious threats and challenges imposed by insurgent groups while the local...

Living in ‘the Global Village’

Living in ‘the Global Village’

January 21, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

When a new flu infects one human being, all are at risk. When one nation pursues a nuclear weapon, the risk of nuclear attack rises for all nations. When violent extremists operate...

Parliament: Ups and Downs

Parliament: Ups and Downs

January 19, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Parliament is widely recognized as the pivotal institution of democracy and everybody agrees on what the functions of a parliament are. Nobody doubts that they are to embody the...

Counting the Fatalities

Counting the Fatalities

January 19, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

In spite of these spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands...