Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Remembering the Objectives of SAARC

Remembering the Objectives of SAARC

August 03,2020 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

The countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) represents 1.47 billion people, which is around 25 per cent of the world population...

Is Indo-Pacific Region “Powder Keg” On The Brink?

Is Indo-Pacific Region “Powder Keg” On The Brink?

August 03,2020 | Huang Dekai,Zhou Yunsong&Chen Ziwei

Recently, Vogel, professor emeritus of Harvard University and former director of the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Studies, warned: unfortunately, there is a possibility ...

Peace at Last for Yemen?

Peace at Last for Yemen?

August 03,2020 | By: Thomas R. Pickering, Malcolm Rifkind, Norbert Röttgen, Yang Guang, and Andrey Kortunov

The long-running conflict in Yemen is riper for resolution than ever before. Yemenis on all sides are exhausted by the fighting and were quick to embrace the appeal issued ...

Water Shortage: A Forgotten Problem in Kabul City

Water Shortage: A Forgotten Problem  in Kabul City

August 03,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Undoubtedly, Water is one of the most essential elements of life. It is known as an important factor of health and civilization of a human society. No country or city can maintain its economic, political and social stability without maintaining ...

Republic Political System is the Dream of the Afghan People. Part (#2)

Republic Political System is the Dream  of the Afghan People. Part (#2)

July 29,2020 | Dawlat Bakhtiari

Another specialized value of Republic system is progress and development, as it believes to modernization, reconstruction as well as republicans are civilized people, they are ...

Pandemic Policy Must be Climate Policy

Pandemic Policy Must be Climate Policy

July 29,2020 | Renzo Guinto

While the world focuses on the COVID-19 crisis, climate change continues to advance. The consequences are devastating and becoming more so – and that includes for the pandemic ...

Mental Exhaustion and Its Ways Out

Mental Exhaustion and Its Ways Out

July 28,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

With the onset of covid-19 pandemic, millions of people around the world, including Afghanistan, complain about psychological problems. The covid-19 health crisis combined ...

Turkey’s Approaching Crossroads

Turkey’s Approaching Crossroads

July 28,2020 | Carl Bildt

By reconverting the Hagia Sophia into a mosque and holding celebratory prayers there for the cameras, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems keen to divert attention ...

Republic Political System is the Dream of the Afghan People Part (#1)

Republic Political System is the Dream  of the Afghan People Part (#1)

July 27,2020 | Dawlat Bakhtiari

It is more than forty years that the peace scholars work to find a practical solution for the greatest challenges in the world.  They continue to provide strategic insight solution ...

A New Cold War

A New  Cold War

July 27,2020 | Syed Tahir Rashdi

In defense, trade, technology, media and diplomacy, among other areas, the rancor between the Trump administration and China’s ruling Communist Party is worsening...

Will the Negotiations with Taliban Lead to Peace in Afghanistan?

Will the Negotiations with Taliban Lead  to Peace in Afghanistan?

July 26,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After the recent intensification of war in Afghanistan, especially after rocket attacks on Konar province and return of the prisoners into the battlefield, Afghan people became ...

For a Better World, our Lifestyle Must be Based on as Less Resources as Possible

For a Better World, our Lifestyle Must be  Based on as Less Resources as Possible

July 26,2020 | Bobby Ramakant

Senior activist Medha Patkar launched a youth led, Towards A Better World campaign, in an online session where several youth leaders of Fridays For Future (a global movement ...

Corruption is a National Threat to Peace and Prosperity

Corruption is a National Threat to Peace and Prosperity

July 25,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Undeniably, corruption is a serious issue which not only deprives the country from many international aids but also block implementing national projects in Afghanistan...

Emergence of Institutional Expansion Under SAARC

Emergence of Institutional Expansion  Under SAARC

July 25,2020 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

About the period not only SAARC’s working areas expanded but it also established links with extra regional actors. It officially reiterated its resolve to encourage ...

What Khalilzad’s Peace Deal with Taliban Brought About to Afghanistan?

What Khalilzad’s Peace Deal with Taliban  Brought About to Afghanistan?

July 22,2020 | Abdul Qahar Bakhshi

After more than eighteen years of war in Afghanistan, the United States and the Taliban reached an agreement in what was both sides’ most intensive ...

Is a China-US “Rivalry Partnership” Possible?

Is a China-US “Rivalry Partnership” Possible?

July 22,2020 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

Not a day seems to pass without further evidence of the mounting economic tensions between China and the United States, the world’s two largest economies...

The Complexities and Challenges of the Afghan Peace Process

The Complexities and Challenges of  the Afghan Peace Process

July 21,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

With closing to probable commencement of Intra-Afghan Peace Talks, the level of violence has unprecedentedly increased in the country. The official report indicates that civilian ...

China-Iran Strategic Agreement: Regional Implications

China-Iran Strategic Agreement:  Regional Implications

July 21,2020 | Syed Tahir Rashdi

Over the past week, news of a long-term strategic pact between China and Iran has caused an uproar among the Iranian public and politicians alike, with both supporters and opponents ...

The French Revolution and Its Important Lessons for Today’s Political Life

The French Revolution and Its Important  Lessons for Today’s Political Life

July 20,2020 | By: Mohammad Zahir Akbari

the French Revolution was a great historical event which not only paved the ground for political development in France but also in Europe and in the world. Lasting from 1789 to ...

Concerns over Increases of Insecurity Incidents in Herat Province

Concerns over Increases of Insecurity  Incidents in Herat Province

July 20,2020 | Dawlat Bakhtiari

The key western city of Afghanistan witnessed a series of insecurity incidents, including targeted killings, attacks on the police and armed robbing. Herat located in the western ...

Modern Afghanistan Needs to Modern Anthropology

Modern Afghanistan Needs to Modern Anthropology

July 19,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

One of the most important topics which vitally required to be promoted in Afghanistan is anthropology especially in school and university levels. The anthropology not ...

Modern Afghanistan Needs to Modern Anthropology

Modern Afghanistan Needs to Modern Anthropology

July 19,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

One of the most important topics which vitally required to be promoted in Afghanistan is anthropology especially in school and university levels. The anthropology not ...

Galwan Valley standoff and Dilemmas for New Delhi

Galwan Valley standoff and Dilemmas for New Delhi

July 19,2020 | Shahid Majeed Mir

The abrogation of Article on whatsoever grounds has put strains in the strings of foreign policy of India
Galwan, Depsang and DBO Road are but ...

Will the New Security Pact Improve the Social Disorders in Afghanistan?

Will the New Security Pact Improve the  Social Disorders in Afghanistan?

July 18,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The social insecurity problem has extremely made the citizens unsatisfied whereas no security institutions have been able to control it so far. Without doubt, nowhere in the world can tolerate ...

Keep Borders Open

Keep Borders Open

July 18,2020 | By: Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

Until recently, we were regularly confronted with images of drowned migrants floating in the waters separating poorer countries from richer ones, from the Rio Grande to the Mediterranean...

After the Coup Attempt by FETÖ, Turkish-Afghan Brotherhood Proved to be Time-tested

After the Coup Attempt by FETÖ, Turkish-Afghan  Brotherhood Proved to be Time-tested

July 15,2020 | Oğuzhan Ertuğrul

It all started under the disguise of a charitable education effort. They presented themselves as a benign education movement, when they started the campaign of establishing schools ...

Promote Regional Cooperation in South Asia and Maintain Regional Peace and Prosperity

Promote Regional Cooperation in South Asia and Maintain  Regional Peace and Prosperity

July 15,2020 | Huang Dekai, Gan Luting & Luo Shenghong

Pakistan said on the 13th that it has decided to allow Afghanistan to export to India through the Waga border from July 15. This is not only to facilitate transit trade for ...

The Root of Afghanistan’s Crisis from Perspective of Political Psychology

The Root of Afghanistan’s Crisis from  Perspective of Political Psychology

July 14,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

One of the main reasons for the collapse of governments and failure of policies in Afghanistan has been the disproportionate political and cultural approach to the general psyche ...

Saving Generation COVID

Saving Generation COVID

July 14,2020 | Abiy Ahmed and Gordon Brown

The oft-repeated idea that COVID-19 is “the great equalizer” is a myth. There is no equality of suffering or equality of sacrifice during a pandemic ...

A V-Shaped Recovery Could Still Happen

A V-Shaped Recovery Could Still Happen

July 13,2020 | Jim O’Neill

Since March, I have been more open than other commentators to the possibility of a “V-shaped” recovery from the pandemic-induced downturn (though I have also consistently warned ...

Entrepreneurship and its Challenges in Afghanistan

Entrepreneurship and its Challenges  in Afghanistan

July 12,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although there is no clear definition for entrepreneurship, it usually refers to the process of creating new values, new enterprise and bearing any of its risks, with ...

How Women Can Power the Green Transition

How Women Can Power the  Green Transition

July 12,2020 | By: Irene Giner-Reichl

The world needs to shift from the current fossil-fuel-based energy system to carbon neutrality. Most obviously, this will require countries to roll out renewable energy ....

The Role of United Nation in Peace and Security In Afghanistan

The Role of United Nation in Peace and  Security In Afghanistan

July 11,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Unfortunately, no eastern or western powers and organizations have yet succeeded to act upon their commitment and humanitarian responsibilities ending the imposed war ...

Trump’s Pulling out US From WHO is Sad for Global Health and Bad for USA.

Trump’s Pulling out US From WHO is Sad for Global Health and Bad for USA.

July 11,2020 | Syed Tahir Rashdi

The U.S. has sent a letter officially notifying the United Nations that it is leaving the World Health Organization, starting the formal process of withdrawal that ...

Hopes and Worries over Intra-Afghan Peace Talks

Hopes and Worries over Intra-Afghan  Peace Talks

July 08,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

These days Kabul is hosting a series of conferences and negotiations to pave the ground for Intra-Afghan peace talks. According to media reports, today the representatives ...