Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, January 15th, 2021

Let’s Re-recognize and Re-build a New History with Pakistan

Let’s Re-recognize and Re-build a New History with Pakistan

January 13,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Pakistan is one south Asian countries neighbored with Iran and Afghanistan from the west, neighbored with India from the east, neighbored with china from the north and neighbored ...

Has Lukashenko Won?

Has Lukashenko Won?

January 13,2021 | Sławomir Sierakowski

Following his fraudulent re-election victory in August 2020, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko spent more than 100 days suppressing the massive peaceful protests that ...

Crimes in the Context of Insecurity

Crimes in the Context of Insecurity

January 12,2021 | Sajjad Aasim

Recently, Afghanistan is facing a very challenging phase of its history as the country is confronting a rising wave of insecurity with no clear indications of whether peace can ...

A Fairer Way to Help Developing Economies Decarbonize

A Fairer Way to Help Developing Economies  Decarbonize

January 12,2021 | Kenneth Rogoff

Last year was really bloody for the people of Afghanistan as scores of civilians and soldiers were killed in the wake of the Taliban’s intensified attacks. Afghan people ...

Unity and its importance for overcoming national challenges

Unity and its importance for overcoming  national challenges

January 11,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

National unity refers to a particular condition in which all citizens, regardless of their ethnic, racial and religious belongings are considered equal and equally enjoy from ...

The Return of US Intelligence

The Return of US Intelligence

January 11,2021 | Kent Harrington

Tradition has it that when less-than-beloved CIA station chiefs are transferred from their posts abroad, their long-suffering staff celebrate with a wheels-up party...

The Philosophy of War in Human Society

The Philosophy of War in Human Society

January 10,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

When we look at the history of human society, no period of history is free from war and conflicts as if war is an inherent feature of human society. Even, no advancement and no modernization ...

Let the Great Transition Begin

Let the Great Transition Begin

January 10,2021 | Zia Khan and John W. McArthur

With COVID-19 vaccinations underway in some countries and efforts to expand access still ongoing, world leaders will soon shift their attention from crisis response to pandemic ...

The Political Role of Religious Scholars in Context of Afghanistan

The Political Role of Religious Scholars in  Context of Afghanistan

January 09,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The religious scholars and religions institutions such as mosques, seminaries, Ulmea councils, and other religious entities play important political role in Islamic countries ...

Ten Hours that Shook America

Ten Hours that Shook America

January 09,2021 | Nina L. Khrushcheva

The January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol lacked the gravitas of the storming of the Winter Palace, that much is certain. Incited by President Donald Trump at a nearby rally ...

People with Disabilities Deserve Better

People with Disabilities Deserve Better

January 06,2021 | Sajjad Aasim

People with disabilities are facing a tough time in Afghanistan, as their rights are being neglected by the authorities. Actually, the authority fail to realize that such people need special care and certain privileges, which stand ...

Yemen Government has Tough Road Ahead

Yemen Government has Tough Road Ahead

January 06,2021 | Manish Rai

Multiple explosions rocked the Aden International airport shortly after an aircraft landed carrying the newly formed cabinet of the country's Saudi-backed government...

Why Repeated Controversies Over National Budget?

Why Repeated Controversies  Over National Budget?

January 05,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

As previous years, the 1400 (2021) budget have also rejected due to being imbalanced and unfair. In fact, the imbalanced budget is one of the most serious issues which every year causes ...

Globalizing the COVID Vaccine

Globalizing the COVID Vaccine

January 05,2021 | Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The development and approval of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines less than a year after the start of the pandemic is a truly remarkable achievement, offering hope that the end ...

The Socio-Cultural Factors of Crimes in Afghanistan

The Socio-Cultural Factors of Crimes in Afghanistan

January 04,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Administrative corruption has been one of the hottest national topics in Afghanistan since 2001. Because of indecisive position of the government during the former president, Hamid Karzai ...

Arab Hope Springs Eternal

Arab Hope Springs Eternal

January 04,2021 | Carl Bildt

The Arab Spring that began on December 17, 2010, is a somewhat uncomfortable subject a decade later. Seldom has such a vast outpouring of hope resulted in so much disappointment ...

Hopes and Expectations in New Year

Hopes and Expectations in New Year

January 02,2021 | Sajjad Aasim

Afghanistan enters the new year (the year 2021), carrying the profit and loss statement of the year that has passed. In the statement, the country definitely has more losses than ...

Transitional justice and lasting peace in Afghanistan

Transitional justice and lasting  peace in Afghanistan

January 02,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Unhappily, this is more than 40 years that Afghanistan has changed to slaughterhouse of human being leaving millions of victims and causalities. The insurgent groups crazily ...

Afghan Civilians – Victims of Rising Insecurity

Afghan Civilians – Victims of Rising Insecurity

January 02,2021 | Sajjad Aasim

Civilian deaths are the most heinous outcomes of the circumstances wherein insecurity, terrorism and conflicts thrive. Mostly, in the most horrific way, people who are not ...

Why Kabul city engulfed in traffic swamp?

Why Kabul city engulfed in traffic swamp?

January 02,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Traffic congestion is one of the most chronic problems in the Kabul city which imposes additional cost on the already poor people. The f traffic congestion has inflicted different costs ...

Afghans Should Unite in Fighting Terrorism and Dogmatism

Afghans Should Unite in Fighting Terrorism and Dogmatism

December 30,2020 | Dawlat Bakhtiari

Breaking the unity of Afghan’s ethnics is one of the major target of terrorism, following in Afghanistan. Because, national unity is a catalyst for sustainable democracy in any country ...

Climate Hope Is Back

Climate Hope Is Back

December 30,2020 | Jules Kortenhorst and Andreas Kuhlmann

Around this time four years ago, the climate community was in shock. Just when the world seemed to be on the cusp of pursuing serious measures to fight climate change, voters in the United States ...

Journalists Under Threat in Afghanistan

Journalists Under Threat in Afghanistan

December 29,2020 | Sajjad Aasim

In properly functioning democracies, media has a pivotal role to play; it is even considered as an important pillar of the state. Media in democratic societies is expected to keep an eye on ...

Three Steps Solutions to Cross From the Current Juncture of History

Three Steps Solutions to Cross From the Current Juncture of History

December 29,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

It seems that the history has once again put Afghanistan in a dilemma between few strategic solutions or choices. As if once again Amir Shir Ali Khan has to mournfully decide between ...

Necessary Lessons to Learn from the post-Soviet Union Aggression

Necessary Lessons to Learn from the post-Soviet Union Aggression

December 28,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Saturday, it was coincided with sixth of Jaddi (26 December) when 41 years ago the Soviet Red Army began its longest aggressive operation aiming to occupy Afghanistan. This day was marked in ...

Preventing the Death of Independent Journalism

Preventing the Death of Independent Journalism

December 28,2020 | Leon Willems

A story too good to fact-check is the tale of the boiled frog. Rather than being dropped directly into boiling water – from which it would instantly jump – the frog is slid gently ...

Avoiding America’s Vicious COVID Cycle

Avoiding America’s Vicious COVID Cycle

December 27,2020 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

As excited as we all understandably are about the arrival of the first COVID-19 vaccines, the immediate road ahead remains treacherous. The United States, in particular ...

What the People Want Is Climate Leadership

What the People Want Is Climate Leadership

December 27,2020 | Ambroise Fayolle

For many populists, the jury is still out on climate science, and global warming is a myth, a fabrication, or a hoax. But most citizens recognize that the scientific findings are sound ...

Why the Tree of Democracy Never Grows up in Afghanistan?

Why the Tree of Democracy Never Grows up in  Afghanistan?

December 26,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although democracy is the most important factor in modernization and development of third world countries, it has not produced any positive outcome in Afghanistan. Now, two decades after ...

Who’s Afraid of MMT?

Who’s Afraid of MMT?

December 26,2020 | James K. Galbraith

As anyone who has ever been responsible for legislative oversight of central bankers knows, they do not like to have their authority challenged. Most of all, they will defend ...

The Education of Women: A National Redline in Peace Process

The Education of Women: A National Redline in Peace Process

December 24,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The Doha peace process has raised a lot of concerns about future of women in Afghanistan. The women of Afghanistan have repeatedly raised their concerns  and worries that the outcome ...

Five Cheers for 2021

Five Cheers for 2021

December 24,2020 | Mark Leonard

A lot of chickens came home to roost this year. The COVID-19 pandemic was not some random thunderbolt from out of the blue, but rather a man-made “natural” disaster, holding up a mirror ...

The Right Way to Regulate Digital Harms

The Right Way to Regulate Digital Harms

December 23,2020 | David Kaye and Jason Pielemeier

As the European Commission’s recent Digital Services Act demonstrates, lawmakers around the world are scrambling, with good reason, to address the extremism, disinformation, and manipulation ...

Biden Administration Faces Daunting Task of Rebuilding US Economic Diplomacy

Biden Administration Faces Daunting Task of Rebuilding US Economic Diplomacy

December 23,2020 | Marcus Noland

After four years of “America First,” the incoming Biden administration faces a formidable task in reviving US economic diplomacy to address national and global challenges...

The long term and short term strategy against air-pollution

The long term and short term strategy against  air-pollution

December 22,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In recent days with stoppage of rain or snow fall, the air-pollution has also increased in Kabul city. According to a media report quoted a from an American aerologist source named Air Visual ...