Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

How to Promote Rule of Law in Afghanistan?

 How to Promote Rule of Law in Afghanistan?

March 26, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The philosophies of enacting laws are to ensure justice, orders and protect the rights of citizens in a country. It is the rule of law that draws a distinction between human societies ...

The Fallacy of Soccer’s Magical Bridge-Building Qualities

The Fallacy of Soccer’s Magical Bridge-Building Qualities

March 26, 2019 | James M. Dorsey

Imagining himself as a peacemaker in a conflict-ridden part of the world, FIFA President Gianni Infantino sees a 2022 World Cup shared by Qatar with its Gulf detractors, the United ...

The Global Threat of White Terror

The Global Threat of White Terror

March 25, 2019 | Bjørn Ihler

Last week, a far-right extremist killed at least 50 people – including a three-year-old child – worshiping at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch...

The Battle for Leadership of the Muslim World: Turkey plants its flag in Christchurch

The Battle for Leadership of the Muslim World:  Turkey plants its flag in Christchurch

March 25, 2019 | James M. Dorsey

When Turkish vice-president Fuat Oktay and foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu became this weekend the first high-level foreign government delegation to travel  to Christchurch ...

The Ambition Europe Needs

The Ambition Europe Needs

March 24, 2019 | Dominique Moisi

French President Emmanuel Macron recently launched his platform for the upcoming European Parliament elections. Official reactions to his approach – outlined in a commentary published . . .

Toward a New Global Charter

Toward a New Global Charter

March 23, 2019 | Carl Bildt

In August 1941, even before the United States had entered World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt met secretly off the coast . . .

The Cataclysm and Inferno

The Cataclysm and Inferno

March 23, 2019 | Dr. Faisal Ali

There was incessant usage of doggerel in the social media about the confrontation and escalation of tensions between Pakistan and India a few days back. The rancour exhibited ...

Public Sufferings Continue even with Democratic Discourses

Public Sufferings Continue even  with Democratic Discourses

March 20, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Violation of human rights and humanitarian law have been widespread around the globe in general and in war-stricken countries in particular. A large number of individuals have ...

Think Local, Develop Better

Think Local, Develop Better

March 20, 2019 | Zara Kayani

In October 2018, Pakistani television news channels reported on how the local authorities in Pishin, a district in Balochistan province, were building a small dam to cope ...

Kabul summons Pakistani Diplomat after Imran Khan’s Controversial Expressions

Kabul summons Pakistani Diplomat after  Imran Khan’s Controversial Expressions

March 19, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

On Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned a Pakistani diplomat official from the embassy in Kabul in a strong protest over Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ...

Picking Up the Pieces After Hanoi

Picking Up the Pieces After Hanoi

March 19, 2019 | Richard N. Haass

When last month’s summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended without a deal, the result was not surprising. One or both countries came ...

The Present Situation and Prospect of Anti-drug Cooperation between China and Afghanistan

The Present Situation and Prospect of Anti-drug  Cooperation between China and Afghanistan

March 18, 2019 | Huang Dekai,Zhu Like&Jiang Maoxia

In order to effectively avoid the serious harm caused by drugs to the country and the region, China and Afghanistan have continuously strengthened international anti-drug cooperation ...

Controversial Criticism over the US – Taliban Peace Process

Controversial Criticism over the  US – Taliban Peace Process

March 18, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

According to multiple sources, the National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib, used extraordinary words against the US – Taliban peace process. He described the US’s talks with the Taliban ...

Breaking the Chains of Violence

Breaking the Chains of Violence

March 17, 2019 | Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David Leffler

In the words of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, today is “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” In the aftermath of today’s terrorism, 49 are left ...

Challenges of Political Parties in Afghanistan

Challenges of Political Parties in Afghanistan

March 17, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Political party is defined as a group of people having similar ideas about a country’s policies and commonly seeking to gain political power. The relation between democracy and ...

Doha Talks: Effective Counterterrorism Measures Needed

Doha Talks: Effective Counterterrorism  Measures Needed

March 16, 2019 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

On March 12 in the evening US Special Representative Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad broke the much awaited news in his tweet that marathon round of talks with Taliban in Doha which . . .

The Ides of the Climate Crisis

The Ides of the Climate Crisis

March 16, 2019 | Éloi Laurent

On the Ides of March (March 15), the day by which ancient Romans were expected to settle their debts, young people in 60 countries around the world will stage a school ...

Let’s Forgive Each Other

Let’s Forgive Each Other

March 14, 2019 | Karimi

The grant free pardon and giving up all claim on account of an offense or debt, is termed as forgiveness. And just as a addendum this doesn’t mean that we are approving, accepting ...

Control on Prices!

Control on Prices!

March 14, 2019 | Moh. Afghan

The gradual and unchecked rise in prices of common use has created serious problems to the poor and middle classes of the society. Every passing day witnesses decrease in the income ...

Afghan Women’s Achievements Undeniable

Afghan Women’s Achievements Undeniable

March 13, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

If I were an Afghan feminist, then I wouldn’t spend my time complaining that the Americans haven’t pulled out a chair for me “at the table.” I’d march up to the table ...

Market Concentration Is Threatening the US Economy

Market Concentration Is Threatening  the US Economy

March 13, 2019 | Joseph E. Stiglitz

The world’s advanced economies are suffering from a number of deep-seated problems. In the United States, in particular, inequality is at its highest since 1928, and GDP growth ...

Anniversary of Baba Mazari: Learning Occasion or Political Opportunity?

Anniversary of Baba Mazari: Learning Occasion  or Political Opportunity?

March 12, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Before anything, the deepest condolences to the family of Baba Mazari and his true followers who devoted his life for the sake of unity, justice and brotherhood in this country...

Governing Geoengineering

Governing Geoengineering

March 12, 2019 | Ban Ki-moon

Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to humanity, one that appears increasingly likely to reduce global standards of living dramatically within our lifetime, and cause untold damage ...

The Real Issues Must be Addressed

The Real Issues Must be Addressed

March 11, 2019 | Dilawar Sherzai

No problem can ever be solved unless it is identified properly. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to do it. There are different problems within a social and political ...

Why Economics Must Get Broader Before It Gets Better

Why Economics Must Get Broader  Before It Gets Better

March 11, 2019 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

The economics profession took a beating after most of its leading practitioners failed to predict the 2008 global financial crisis, and it has been struggling to recover ever ...

Trust Building: The Most Important Mission of the New Members of the Electoral Commissions

Trust Building: The Most Important Mission of  the New Members of the Electoral Commissions

March 10, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

As a first ever move in democratic history of the country, the new members of the electoral commissions were elected and had them sworn to run the two main electoral institutions ...

Iran and North Korea Highlight Pitfalls of Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Strategy

Iran and North Korea Highlight Pitfalls of  Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Strategy

March 10, 2019 | Dr. James M. Dorsey

Donald J. Trump’s hitherto failed ‘maximum pressure’ approach to Iran, as well as for that matter North Korea, begs the question what the US ...

Let’s Embrace Beauty and Peace

Let’s Embrace Beauty and Peace

March 09, 2019 | Liu Jinsong

Yesterday was International Women’s Day, a festival China and Afghanistan share. We hold a photo exhibition for renowned Afghan photographer Fatima in these days. ..

THE DOHA EFFECT A Diplomatic Hurdle From Dusk to Dawn

THE DOHA EFFECT A Diplomatic Hurdle From Dusk to Dawn

March 09, 2019 | Naser Koshan

As recently as last year, Saudi Arabia, UAE and many other Gulf states cut diplomatic ties, and imposed a combined economic blockade on Qatar, alleging Doha for sponsoring terror...

Renewing Europe

Renewing Europe

March 06, 2019 | Emmanuel Macron

Never, since World War II, has Europe been as essential. Yet never has Europe been in so much danger.
Brexit stands as the symbol of that...

The Peace Agreement Appears Closer than Ever Before

The Peace Agreement Appears Closer than Ever Before

March 06, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

On Monday, American diplomats led by Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, and a Taliban delegation, including one of the group’s co-founders, began ...

The Consequences of Climate Change in Afghanistan

The Consequences of Climate Change in Afghanistan

March 05, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Suffering successive years of drought and climate change, the current white winter has brought out some good news and also some bad news in the country. The good news are expressed ...

The need for Collective War against Terrorists

The need for Collective War against Terrorists

March 05, 2019 | Moh. Zaher Sha’ban

The dreadful phenomenon of terrorism is of organized crimes which has caused many humanitarian and fiscal damages all along the history. In the era of globalization, the terrorist acts ...

Afghan Youth and Their Role in Peace Process

Afghan Youth and Their Role in Peace Process

March 04, 2019 | Bezhan Azam

Peace in a general definition is the concept of harmonious well-being and freedom from hostile aggression. In a social sense, peace is commonly used to mean a lack of conflict ...

France’s Big Hate

France’s Big Hate

March 04, 2019 | Noëlle Lenoir

Emmanuel Macron’s unexpected victory in the 2017 French presidential election, with 66% of the vote, made France seem, at least to some, a safe haven from the populism roiling ...