Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, February 19th, 2018

Afghanistan: Violence against Women

Afghanistan: Violence against Women

Fabruary 19, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In spite of overmuch advocacy against women violence since 2001 it remains one of the most challenging problems in Afghanistan. it occurs everywhere and ...

Accountability is the Key to Better Governance

Accountability  is the Key to Better Governance

Fabruary 18, 2018 | Dilawar Sherzai

One of the key requirements of good governance is accountability. Not only governmental institutions but also the private sector and civil society organizations ...

Peace Negotiation – An Endless Game

Peace Negotiation – An Endless Game

Fabruary 18, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

The Taliban guerilla fighters continued insurgency in Afghanistan despite being toppled by the US invasion in 2001. The disintegration of their regime ...

Unending Controversy over Peace Talks

Unending  Controversy over Peace Talks

Fabruary 17, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

The peace negotiation has been a highly controversial issue within the last decade. Afghanistan and its allies have invariably urged the Taliban outfit to stop violence and bloodshed...

Poor: Because of Being Rich

Poor:  Because of Being Rich

Fabruary 17, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Afghanistan is one of richest countries in terms of having strategic business location, huge mineral resources and young workforce, but ranked as one of the poorest countries ...

Tackling Pakistani Madrassas: An uphill struggle

Tackling Pakistani  Madrassas: An uphill struggle

Fabruary 14, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

This is an edited version of remarks by James M. Dorsey at the launch in Islamabad on 30 January 2018 of ‘The Role of Madrassas: Assessing Parental Choice...

The Causes of Rising Crime in Kabul

The Causes of Rising Crime in Kabul

Fabruary 13, 2018 | Sakhi Rezaie

Crime is one of the social issues which is of constant importance in our society. In the last few months we have witnessed a sharp rise in crime in Kabul...

Afghanistan : Drought and climate change effects

Afghanistan : Drought and climate  change effects

Fabruary 12, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

As the water sources are heavily dependent on annual rainfall and snowfall but lack of snowfall in the winter season has intensified concerns over increase of droughts and climate ...

Process and importance of socialization

Process and importance of socialization

Fabruary 12, 2018 | Ahmad Karimi

Humans are social creatures by nature; they have a need or requirement to socialize with others. According to the Cambridge University Press, the definition of socialize...

2018 – A Terrible Ordeal for the Taliban

2018 – A Terrible Ordeal for the Taliban

Fabruary 11, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Spilling the blood of the Taliban fighters has been considered a panacea for the ongoing violence and bloodshed after peace talks came to unbreakable stalemate...

Collusion of Terrorist Groups with Organized Crime Groups

Collusion  of Terrorist Groups with Organized Crime Groups

Fabruary 10, 2018 | Zia Nizam

It today’s life terroristic crimes are present as a challenging phenomenon in different parts of the world, consistently conflicting governments and people in the area. In addition to the incapability ...

Security Challenges in Afghanistan

 Security Challenges in Afghanistan

Fabruary 08, 2018 | Mohammad Sakhi Rezaie

As the political history of Afghanistan shows, the dominant political system in our country has not been democracy. Due to various reasons and failures on the part of all...

The Shocking Human Fatalities

The Shocking Human Fatalities

Fabruary 08, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Regional conflicts have taken a colossal toll on civilians, mainly children. Human fatalities make the headlines around the world. Streams of civilians’ blood are spilled without a ...

No End to Gender Discrimination

No End to Gender Discrimination

Fabruary 07, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Despite democratic system, the violation of women’s rights and dignity is widespread in Afghanistan. Women have been left at the mercy of cultural restrictions and traditional mindset...

A Glance at the Rule of Law in Afghanistan

A Glance at the  Rule of Law in Afghanistan

Fabruary 07, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

According to a global study about the rule of law which carried out by the World Justice Project (WJP) in 113 coun¬tries, Afghanistan ranked 111th—ahead of only Cambodia and ...

The Social Reintegration of the Ex-combatants in Afghanistan

The Social Reintegration of the  Ex-combatants in Afghanistan

Fabruary 06, 2018 | Mohammad Sakhi Rezaie

The social Reintegration of the ex-combatants is the most difficult task in decisively bringing civil conflicts to an end. A reintegration program to bring ex-combatants ...

Past is the key to future

Past is the key to future

Fabruary 06, 2018 | By Ahmad Shah Karimi

The waywe learn things might be quite different and each of us might try diverse paths to learn things. Leaning can be about new things and information and so forth or ...

We Must Prioritize Awareness

We Must Prioritize Awareness

Fabruary 05, 2018 | Dilawar Sherzai

It can be observed in our society that the people who are thoughtful and wise, they are being neglected. In fact, the seems to be more inclined towards people and personalities ...

Will IEC hold a sound election in Afghanistan?

Will IEC hold  a sound election in Afghanistan?

Fabruary 05, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After long arguments, the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IEC) has completed its formation team with selecting the new chief, Gula Jan Abdul Badi Sayad, by an ...

No Trust between Kabul and Islamabad: The consequences

No Trust between Kabul  and Islamabad: The consequences

Fabruary 04, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Terrorist attacks have inflicted heavy casualties upon Afghan and Pakistani nations. The Taliban and Haqqani network carried out large-scale attacks in Afghanistan within the

Barriers to Female Education in Afghanistan: Challenges and solutions

Barriers to Female Education in  Afghanistan: Challenges and solutions

Fabruary 03, 2018 | Sakhi Rezaie

Education, is one of the most influential tools overcoming poverty and raising standard of living; it produces human capital, one of the scarcest resources, for a ...

History of Indonesia: Experiences and lessons for Afghanistan

History of Indonesia: Experiences and  lessons for Afghanistan

February 01, 2018 | Zia Danish

Relationships of Afghanistan and Indonesia have been enhancing during the last three years of National Unity Government (NUG), the visit of president Ghani to Indonesia and that ...

Taliban’s Atrocious Attacks are against all Principles

Taliban’s Atrocious Attacks are  against all Principles

February 01, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Saturday’s attack in the heart of Kabul, which killed 103 and wounded 235 people, was a gross violation of human rights and humanitarian law. This attack reveals the ugly face ...

Successive Attacks Caused Public Anger

Successive Attacks Caused Public Anger

January 31, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In spite of being supported by international partners,Afghanistan has been facing increasing security challenges unprecedented in last 17 years. From daily occurrence such as kidnapping...

Unbalanced Budgeting

Unbalanced Budgeting

January 31, 2018 | Mohammad Mahdi Shafaei

With the approval of members of the national assembly, the 377 billion Afghani budget for the next year has reached the implementation stage but there is a point in this budget ...

If there is Any Person to Suffer, it's Not Child

If there is Any Person to Suffer, it's Not Child

January 30, 2018 | Liu Jinsong

Last week, I was invited to attend the opening ceremony of the kindergarten of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. I was glad attending this event, because I feel energetic...

What is Next after Fruitless Talks?

What is Next after Fruitless Talks?

January 28, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

With the intensification of attacks against the Taliban fighters, militancy has decreased. The Taliban seek to continue their deadly attacks in the wake of coming under heavy offensives of...

Social Justice in Afghanistan

Social Justice in Afghanistan

January 28, 2018 | By Maryam Hashemi

One of the issues that may no one argue on is that schooling has failed systematically to serve many students from diverse backgrounds in Afghanistan. That’s why social justice is...

Weak leadership and weak organizations

Weak leadership and weak organizations

January 27, 2018 | Sakhi Rezaie

The issue of Capacity is one of the key terms that from the Bon Agreement has been in the center of capacity building and institutional building in Afghanistan. Millions of USD has been spent to...

The ‘Untold Sorrow to Mankind’ Continues

The ‘Untold Sorrow to Mankind’ Continues

January 27, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

The protracted war and violence have generated horrible consequences in human societies. People endured the scourge of war for many decades, which resulted in heavy casualties and mammoth destruction...

Tackling Corruption in Afghanistan

Tackling Corruption in Afghanistan

January 25, 2018 | Sakhi Rezaie

Corruption is broadly defined as the abuse of entrusted authority—both public and private—for illegitimate gain. It is a barrier not only to economic growth and development, but also to political...

The Legitimacy of States

The Legitimacy of States

January 25, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

In democratic states, the legitimacy is based on law, which is approved by the public representatives. Democracy is the product of modern era and advocates the rights and liberty of all individuals...

The Questionable State of Health Facilities

The Questionable State of  Health Facilities

January 24, 2018 | Dilawar Sherzai

Health is one of the most important blessings for human beings. When healthy people can live their lives properly and can make efforts to achieve their objectives in lives. However, when people...

The Afghan Security Challenges

The Afghan Security Challenges

January 23, 2018 | Sakhi Rezaie

As the political history of Afghanistan shows, the dominant political system in our country has not been democracy. Due to various reasons and failures on the part of all stakeholders in the...

The Clash between Radicals and Liberals

The Clash between Radicals and Liberals

January 23, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Deadly attacks against nations make the international headlines and people suffer severely in one way or another. Their fundamental rights – i.e. their rights to life, liberty and property...