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The Return of Takfiri Terrorist Group is Serious Threat to Afghanistan
May 26,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
Unhappily, the news of appearing Takfiri terrorist group, especial IS-K branch on the northern frontiers of the country by Alexander Bortinkov, head of the Federal Security ...
The Myth of Climate Wars?
May 26,2019 | Alaa Murabit and Luca Bücken
In the years leading up to Syria’s civil war, the country endured three consecutive record-breaking droughts. By forcing internal displacement, the droughts arguably ...
The Consequences of Persistent War on Lives of Women and Children in Afghanistan
May 25,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
After many years of insecurity and economic instability combined with rise of addition, Afghanistan is considered to be among the most dangerous geography for children and women!
Will Young Voters’ Apathy Take Down Europe?
May 25,2019 | Dominique Moisi
The need for a strong, unified Europe has never been greater. But enthusiasm for the European project has rarely been so weak, at least among the young . . .
Afghan parliament Brawls over Electing new Speaker
May 23,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
Today the local media, especially the social media networks vastly posted photos and comments that showed hot news and scene of physical clashes in the newly inaugurated ...
Looking Back at 100
May 23,2019 | Richard N. Haass
This is my 100th column for Project Syndicate. It comes nearly 20 years after my first. As is the case with most milestones, it offers a good opportunity to take stock ...
‘Republicanism’ and ‘Fundamental Rights’ Non-Negotiable
May 22,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
Approval of a democratic constitution in a traditional society of Afghanistan has been a great achievement. It has been the product of Afghans’ sacrifices for their rights ...
In Defense of Europe
May 22,2019 | Michel Barnier
The geopolitical chessboard is back. Following a post-1989 interlude in which the direction of history seemed to tilt toward a peaceful liberal international order ...
Concerns over Rise of Criminal Offences in Kabul City
May 21,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
Kabul residents worry about increase of targeted robberies, kidnapping and street killings while blaming police for cooperating with thieves and criminals...
Europe’s Only Decision
May 21,2019 | Carl Bildt
As the European Parliament election approaches, Europe is abuzz with speculation over who will lead the main European Union institutions for the next five years ...
The Most Controversial Election Concluded in Afghanistan
May 20,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has finally, after almost seven months, announced the most controversial election result in Afghanistan. According to article 83 of the constitution ...
The “Debt Trap” is a Plot Imposed on China by The West
May 20,2019 | Li Shuyu, Liang Daitong, Zhu Like
The Belt and Road Initiative” is the primary way to promote development at home and abroad.China is keen to connect it with other areas better by infrastructure ...
Challenges Hampering Law Enforcement
May 19,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
Democratic principles and human rights have been a dominant discourse in Afghanistan. Afghan Constitution has been approved following the Bonn Conference ...
The future of peace in Afghanistan is Rooted in Lessons from the Past (Part 2)
May 19,2019 | EFSAS
In the complexity that has arisen from decades of conflict, with the multitude of actors aligning themselves on ethnic lines and the lack of national Afghan unity, reaching a consensus ...
Child Abuse Should be Prevented
May 18,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
Afghan children have been highly vulnerable to domestic and collective violence across the country. Falling victim to social and economic challenges, children suffer ...
A Carbon Dividend Is Better than a Carbon Tax
May 18,2019 | Mark Paul and Anthony Underwood
Climate change is the world’s most urgent problem, and in the United States, the left, at least, is taking it seriously. Earlier this year, Representative Alexandria ...
Taliban Optimism: the United States on the Verge of Defeat and Withdrawal from Afghanistan
May 16,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
The Taliban’s chief negotiator, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai recently declared the United States is on the verge of defeat and will soon withdraw willingly ...
Is Trump’s Trade War with China a Civilizational Conflict?
May 16,2019 | Minxin Pei
Late last month at a security forum in Washington, DC, Kiron Skinner, Director of Policy Planning for the US Department of State, described today’s US-China conflict ...
Iran-US Tensions Highly Critical
May 15,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
Tensions between the United States and Iran has escalated as Washington dispatched an aircraft carrier strike group and four nuclear capable bombers to the Middle East. . .
The Future of Peace in Afghanistan is Rooted in Lessons from the Past
May 15,2019 | EFSAS
Since the late 1970s, Afghanistan has suffered a series of devastating wars that have taken their toll on the country. Several forms of government have been attempted ...
Threat of IS Group Looms Large
May 14,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
The Afghan affiliate of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS), known as Islamic State Khorasan (ISK), has consolidated its foothold in Afghanistan despite ...
Going the Distance with Family Planning
May 14,2019 | Jenna Dodson
Indonesia, home to 264 million people, is the world’s fourth-most populous country. Its capital, Jakarta, is the second-most populous urban area on Earth...
Controversy over Delay in Announcing Kabul Election Results
May 13,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
On Saturday, dozens of protesting candidates and their supporters launched a protest near the Wolesi Jirga, the Lower House of the Parliament ...
Putting Growth in its Place
May 13,2019 | Jim O’Neill
After leaving Goldman Sachs in May 2013, I had the privilege of chairing an independent City Growth Commission to study the geographical imbalances ...
ISIS is a Big Hurdle for Afghan Peace
May 12,2019 | Manish Rai
Islamic State Afghanistan claimed responsibility for an attack on the communication ministry building centrally located in capital Kabul last month. The Islamic State’s local ...
What are the Main Factors of War in Afghanistan?
May 12,2019 | Salim Naji ; Translated by: Moh Zahir Akbari
The sixth round of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban representatives in Doha ended late on Thursday but the prospect of peace is still ambiguous and violence ...
The Time Has Come for a Global Carbon Emissions Tax
May 11,2019 | Mats Persson
The problem is staggering, even existential. Global emissions of greenhouse gases – especially carbon dioxide – are rapidly driving up global temperatures, transforming ...
Doctors’ Benevolence Contributes to Peace
May 09,2019 | Liu Jinsong
President Chen Zhu arrived at Kabul in early morning yesterday. He is going to the airport in a little while for the next leg of his trip. In just over a day, Dr. Chen attended ...
BRI – A Platform for Mutual Cooperation
May 09,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
The member states of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), consists of two primary components; the overland Silk Road Economic Belt and the sea-based 21st-century ...
The Necessity of the Day: Decisiveness against Terrorism
May 08,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
In recent days, a newsletter was released by the defense ministry indicating that nearly 43 ISIL members, including foreign members of the group, were killed in an airstrike ...
How Social Protection Can Empower Women
May 08,2019 | Phakama Ntshongwana, Nicola Ansell, and Keetie Roelen
To live in dignity, free from want, is a fundamental human right. Social protection is key to upholding that right, ensuring that people can escape poverty and insecurity...
After Public Demand for Peace, Ball is in Taliban’s Court
May 07,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
Afghanistan’s peace process appears to reach a stalemate with the Taliban’s mala fide intention for talks. Declaration of the Taliban’s spring offensive ...
Kabul: Peace Consultative Jirga Ends with Stress on immediate Ceasefire
May 07,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
The Loy Peace Consultative Jirga (grand traditional meeting) has issued final communiqué after five working days stressing upon nation-wide truce ahead of Ramazan. . .
Afghanistan to Learn from Economic Development of China’s Xinjiang
May 05,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia
No place tells the story of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) better in practice than China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, bordering eight countries including . . .
BRI Will Clear Doubts as it Progresses
May 05,2019 | Pan Yixuan, Adapted from China Daily
Editor’s Note: Doubts have again been raised over the Belt and Road Initiative’s goals, with some calling it a “debt trap” for participating countries ...