Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

It Never Rains But It Pours

It Never Rains But It Pours

April 12,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

The unabated violence is raging once again in the country despite the peace process. The Afghan security forces are overwhelmed by the growing number of Taliban attacks ...

A New Deal for Informal Workers

A New Deal for Informal Workers

April 12,2021 | Marty Chen

In the early 1930s, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced the New Deal in an attempt to combat the effects of the Great Depression. The program had three main ...

Price-hike on the Eve of Holy Ramadan Month

Price-hike on the Eve of Holy  Ramadan Month

April 11,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Unfortunately, the chaos of free-market always pressurizes people during the Eid days, New Year’s days, the month of Ramadan, winter season, and other events...

How to Stop the Poverty Pandemic

How to Stop the Poverty Pandemic

April 11,2021 | Lindsay Coates

Globally, extreme poverty is increasing for the first time in 20 years. Although some poor countries are now receiving COVID-19 vaccines, the pandemic is set to ...

What kind of public administrative system is suited for Afghanistan?

What kind of public administrative system is suited for Afghanistan?

April 10,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

On the eve of the Istanbul Peace Conference, one of the hot topics in Afghan political community is kind and nature of public administrative system in Afghanistan...

Why Would Anyone Want to be President?

Why Would Anyone Want to be President?

April 10,2021 | Elizabeth Drew

More often than anyone might think, ample grounds exist for wondering why anyone would want to be president of the United States. Yes, there’s the glory of being ...

War Crimes Committed with Impunity in Afghanistan

War Crimes Committed with  Impunity in Afghanistan

April 07,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

Warring parties and foreign forces have been engaged in war crimes in Afghanistan as a large number of civilians, including women and children, have been wounded and killed ...

Unleashing the Climate Market

Unleashing the Climate Market

April 07,2021 | Nancy Birdsall and Brian Webster

Progress against climate change has long crept at a snail’s pace, and the costs of inaction are increasingly clear to see. Hardly a week goes by without a natural disaster ...

Rising violence on the eve of the Turkey Peace Conference

Rising violence on the eve of the Turkey  Peace Conference

April 06,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

On the eve of peace Conference in Turkey, once again the war and violence have intensified across the country. In recent days, both the government forces and the Taliban ...

A Decarbonization Roadmap

A Decarbonization Roadmap

April 06,2021 | Katherine Dixon

Our climate challenge is an energy challenge. But solving our energy challenge requires action that goes well beyond power generation.
Solar and wind have revolutionized our ...

Do We Need to Modify the System or Destroy it?

Do We Need to Modify the System  or Destroy it?

April 05,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

On the eve of Istanbul Summit, the debate over the destiny of the current political system has become a hot topic in Afghanistan. The national and international actors are...

Ensuring a Stronger and Fairer Global Recovery

Ensuring a Stronger and Fairer  Global Recovery

April 05,2021 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

An old joke about tricky trade-offs asks you to imagine your worst enemy driving over a cliff in your brand-new car. Would you be happy about the demise of your enemy or ...

Opportunities and Challenges of Peace Talks

Opportunities and Challenges of Peace Talks

April 04,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

The continued violence during the last year up until now has forced the United States to reconsider the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan. The intensify of violence ...

Food, Not Steel, Is Our Biggest Climate Challenge

Food, Not Steel, Is Our Biggest  Climate Challenge

April 03,2021 | Adair Turner

Climate-policy discussions often focus on who will pay the cost of achieving a zero-carbon economy, with a particular focus on industrial sectors such as steel and cement...

Are We Ready for Positive Peace In Afghanistan?

Are We Ready for Positive Peace  In Afghanistan?

April 03,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

We usually define peace in negative sense but what is more discussed in today’s world is positive sense of peace. In positive sense, it does not only signify being free from ...

The New Measure of Corporate Success

The New Measure of Corporate Success

March 31,2021 | Michel Fredeau and Jules Kortenhorst

For decades, global leaders have failed to respond to climate change with appropriate urgency, even though the science has long been clear. Now, the problem has become so ...

The Growing Challenge of Poverty in Afghanistan

The Growing Challenge of Poverty  in Afghanistan

March 31,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Afghanistan already was one the poorest countries in the world as a result of forty years of war, but the level of poverty has intensified with the intensification of violence ...

Building a Democratic High-Tech Alliance

Building a Democratic High-Tech Alliance

March 30,2021 | Anders Fogh Rasmussen

One of the existential challenges facing the free world today is its disunity over emerging technologies. Divergence between the United States and the European Union in this ...

Ethnocentric Approach Highly Harmful and Destructive

Ethnocentric Approach Highly Harmful and Destructive

March 30,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

We often talk about Pakistani drivers driving “on the wrong side” of the road. Why not just say ...

Turkey Summit: Will It Broker a Ceasefire?

Turkey Summit: Will It Broker a Ceasefire?

March 29,2021 | Sakhi Rezaie

Turkey summit is scheduled to be held in April in Istanbul. The summit will be held based on the suggestion of Afghan officials, the Taliban and the US...

Europe’s Digital Fix Is Already Broken

Europe’s Digital Fix Is Already Broken

March 29,2021 | Steven Hill

Since the start of this year, the European Union’s cautious approach to digital-platform reform has been overtaken by tech-industry scandals. Between temporarily banning all ...

Why Amendments to Constitution Must Be According to its Framework

Why Amendments to Constitution Must Be  According to its Framework

March 28,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

All in all, the peace process is thorny with many ifs and buts. The Taliban are likely to put amendment to the Constitution at the table in the latest round of talks as they will discuss ...

An Ounce of Pandemic Prevention

An Ounce of Pandemic Prevention

March 28,2021 | Sally C. Davies, Jeremy Farrar, and Jim O’Neill

With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout gaining momentum, world leaders have a chance to focus more on the future of public health. Both domestically and through multilateral organizations ...

The beginning of school year and its challenges in Afghanistan

The beginning of school year and its challenges in Afghanistan

March 27,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although the new school year has formally begun with the beginning of New Year, the educational system faced so many challenges in the country. The rise of poverty, lack of qualified ...

Concerns Continue about Women’s Rights

Concerns Continue about Women’s Rights

March 27,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

As regional and global stakeholders and the United States seek to broker the stalled intra-Afghan dialogue, the rights and freedoms of Afghan women make the international headlines ...

The Difference between Afghan Democracy and its Western Prototype

The Difference between Afghan Democracy and its Western Prototype

March 25,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although most third-world countries such as Afghanistan are of the claimant of having democratic system, least of them led to peace and stability. Although we live under a democratic ...

Avoiding a K-Shaped Global Recovery

Avoiding a K-Shaped Global Recovery

March 25,2021 | Michael Spence, Joseph E. Stiglitz, and Jayati Ghosh

The United States expects to “celebrate independence” from COVID-19 by Independence Day (July 4), when vaccines will have been made available to all adults. But for many ...

Is the Taliban ready for Peace in Afghanistan?

Is the Taliban ready for Peace in  Afghanistan?

March 24,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

It is nearly two years that peace talks have began with the Taliban but no tangible outcome produced yet. The level of violence and target attacks has extremely tired the people ...

Humanity’s Historic Test

Humanity’s Historic Test

March 24,2021 | Carl Bildt

With “vaccine nationalism” intensifying by the day, the global effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic is at risk of faltering.
As of mid-March, the coronavirus has infected ...

The Status of Afghan Women in One Last Century

The Status of Afghan Women in One  Last Century

March 23,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

On the eve of new century, it is good to evaluate the present concerns and condition of women with light of past experience. Unfortunately, the political culture of Afghanistan ...

Overcoming Water Scarcity Naturally

Overcoming Water Scarcity Naturally

March 23,2021 | Martha Rojas Urrego

Humanity’s consumption of fresh water has long exceeded the rate of replenishment. Now, researchers are warning that this essential natural resource is running out...

The National Day of Journalists and Challenges of Journalism in Afghanistan

The National Day of Journalists and Challenges of Journalism in Afghanistan

March 20,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Today, it is coincided with the 27th of Hoot (17 march), the National Day of Journalists in Afghanistan. Although this day is symbolically marked in various circles with ...

How to Spend $12 Trillion

How to Spend $12 Trillion

March 20,2021 | Olivia White and Anu Madgavkar

Even before the passage of the latest stimulus bill in the United States, governments around the world have offered almost $12 trillion in financial aid to businesses and ...

Core Concepts of Taliban’s Islamic Emirate has not Changed

Core Concepts of Taliban’s Islamic Emirate  has not Changed

March 17,2021 | By: Manish Rai

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which was the official name of the Taliban regime before being deposed by the United States in late 2001. The Taliban has always insisted on calling ...

Can Biden Govern?

Can Biden Govern?

March 17,2021 | Elizabeth Drew

The most significant thing that President Joe Biden said in his first prime-time address, on Thursday, March 11, was that in recent years, “We lost faith in whether our government ...