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Strong Parliament Needs Strong Candidates

Strong Parliament Needs Strong Candidates

May 29, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Being on the verge of parliamentary and district council’s elections, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has started to register candidates for the long-delayed and ...

Historical Similarities between two Afghan-Chinese Provinces: Bamyan and Sichuan

Historical Similarities between two  Afghan-Chinese Provinces: Bamyan and Sichuan

May 27, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

The reform and opening-up unleashed by the paramount leader of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Deng Xiaoping four decades ago have borne the desired result as Chinese . . .

What Sank the Kim-Trump Summit?

What Sank the Kim-Trump Summit?

May 26, 2018 | Ramesh Thakur

When US President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, he blamed “tremendous anger and open hostility” from . . .

Harassment of Women, Hidden Violence in Afghanistan

Harassment of Women, Hidden Violence in Afghanistan

May 24, 2018 | Fariha Easar

Sexual harassment of women in Afghanistan has always been a hidden challenge, but due to the traditional and patriarchal (man-led) structures of the Afghan community ...

Criticisms over the Insecurity Upsurge

Criticisms over the Insecurity Upsurge

May 24, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Afghans are extremely tired and angry due to endless war and rising numbers of suicide bombings and attacks, especially in recent months. Successive attacks have been carried . . .

Instability in Farah and other border provinces

Instability in Farah and other border provinces

May 23, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Recent fierce fighting between Taliban and Afghan government at many places in the country, more so in Farah, Baghlan, Faryab and Ghazni, and almost simultaneous two attacks...

Taliban’s Response for Repeated Peace-call

Taliban’s Response for Repeated Peace-call

May 22, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Both national and international stakeholders including Afghan people and religious scholars called Taliban, for ceasefire, particularly during the holy month of Ramadan...

The Reasons behind China’s Swift Economic Development

The Reasons behind China’s Swift  Economic Development

May 20, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Poverty alleviation is most likely to bear the desired fruit and the gap between rural and urban areas will be bridged in near future in China. The colossal companies and mammoth.. .

The Upcoming Elections, Responsibilities of IEC and Government

The Upcoming Elections, Responsibilities of  IEC and Government

May 20, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

In democratic societies, elections are the basis for establishment of a representative and legitimized governments. Afghanistan has been grinding in war for the last more . . .

Will New Moves End the Complexities Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Will New Moves End the Complexities  Between Afghanistan and Pakistan?

May 19, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Though Afghanistan and Pakistan has been struggling to end the ongoing conflicts between the two countries but never resulted to a practical outcome.Pakistani officials ...

Lack of Relevant Training & Skills Renders Afghan Police Force Irrelevant to Match Existing Challenges

Lack of Relevant Training & Skills Renders Afghan  Police Force Irrelevant to Match Existing Challenges

May 13, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

A well trained, skillful and strong police force is pre-requisite for a stable, secure, law-abiding and flourishing society. Afghanistan has more than one-hundred-and-forty-thousand . . .

Fighting inequality in Asia and the Pacific

Fighting inequality in Asia and the Pacific

May 13, 2018 | Shamshad Akhtar

Inequality is increasing in Asia and the Pacific. Our region’s remarkable economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor. A gap that’s trapping people in poverty and ...

Poverty Rising in Afghanistan

Poverty Rising in Afghanistan

May 12, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

As the country is grinding at war with international terrorists organizations since last one and half decade, Afghanistan government is yet to come up with a war strategy ...

Radical Police Reforms Needed to Prevent Suicide Attacks on Cities & Civilians in Afghanistan

Radical Police Reforms Needed to Prevent Suicide  Attacks on Cities & Civilians in Afghanistan

May 10, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

As the country is grinding at war with international terrorists organizations since last one and half decade, Afghanistan government is yet to come up with a war strategy ...

Mining and Construction, Two Important Industries to Drive Economic Development of Afghanistan

Mining and Construction, Two Important Industries to  Drive Economic Development of Afghanistan

May 09, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

Economic prosperity and political stability are inextricable for a country to become prosperous and rich. It has been more than one and half decade that international . . .

Unemployment Fuels the Social and Political Disorders

Unemployment Fuels the  Social and Political Disorders

May 08, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

According to the experts, unemployment issue is the second most fundamental problem of Afghanistan after insecurity but there is no effective strategy to come with the increasing . . .

Learning from China the Art of living in Harmony with Nature

Learning from China the Art of  living in Harmony with Nature

May 07, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

The charm and attraction oozing from Chinese rich cultural heritage and tourist destinations will fill one with a strong sense of excitement. You will be immersed . . .

IEC Should Reconsider Conditions for Candidates’ Registration

IEC Should Reconsider  Conditions for Candidates’ Registration

May 07, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) decision to set conditions for nominees in the upcoming parliamentary and district level general elections to submit voters’ IDs along . . .

Afghans’ Economic Woes Dampens Progress towards Peace and Stability

Afghans’ Economic Woes Dampens  Progress towards Peace and Stability

May 06, 2018 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

First of May is marked as ‘International Labor Day’ around the globe. Afghan government celebrated this day on Tuesday to honor country’s laborers . . .

To be or not to be; This is the question

 To be or not to be; This is the question

May 05, 2018 | Ali Reza Yasa

To be, or not to be,” was the question raised by Shakespeare in Hamlet. His question fundamentally touched the very essence of the human philosophy of existence...

Afghanistan: Slaughterhouse of Journalist and Civilians

Afghanistan: Slaughterhouse of Journalist and Civilians

May 03, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Unfortunately, the media workers have been deliberately targeted for the purpose of extinguishing the voice of freedom of expression and enlightenment in the country...

A glance at challenges of media in Afghanistan

A glance at challenges of media in Afghanistan

April 30, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Freedom of speech has been facing may ups and downs in Afghanistan while considered one of the top achievements of the new political system. After a few months ...

China’s Role in Bridging the Gap between Afghanistan and Pakistan

China’s Role in Bridging the Gap between  Afghanistan and Pakistan

April 29, 2018 |

The relation between Afghanistan and Pakistan has undergone many ups and downs in the post-Taliban Afghanistan which induced China to mediate between the two ...

Emotional Approach to Tragic Scenes is Self-destructive

Emotional Approach to Tragic Scenes is Self-destructive

April 26, 2018 |

The level of public fear and mistrust has increased with the Sunday’s suicide attack in Kabul which killed and wounded dozens of civilians, including women ...

Successive Attacks on West of Kabul

Successive Attacks on West of Kabul

April 25, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After a few weeks of relative calm, once again Daesh Takfiri terrorist group targeted west of Kabul as security forces have apparently failed to protect ...

Who Pay the Prices? Voters or Candidates?

Who Pay the Prices? Voters or Candidates?

April 24, 2018 | Hamid Bamik

In a country like Afghanistan where relationships between voters and candidates are defined top-to-down not down-to-top, it is easy for candidates to get the votes and ...

China, Afghanistan and United Nations: Work Together to Create a Community of Shared Future for Mankind

China, Afghanistan and United Nations: Work Together to  Create a Community of Shared Future for Mankind

April 24, 2018 | Liu Jinsong

On April 22nd, I hosted a special reception in the Chinese Embassy and invited more than 50 colleagues from the United Nations system in Afghanistan to participate. H.E. Deputy ...

New Waves of Criticism over slow voter registration

New Waves of Criticism over  slow voter registration

April 23, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In few last days, Kabul has been witnessing new waves of criticisms and concerns over low participation of people in voter registration ahead of parliamentary and district ...

China’s Concern about Regional Issues

China’s Concern about Regional Issues

April 23, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Chinese officials have been constantly reiterating the principle of win-win cooperation and smile diplomacy between China and the rest of the world. To view China ...

Missile Strikes Are Not a Syria Strategy

Missile Strikes Are Not a Syria Strategy

April 22, 2018 | Richard N. Haass

NEW YORK – “A perfectly executed strike…Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished.” So tweeted US President Donald Trump just hours ...

China and Afghanistan are “Heart to Heart” Brothers, Saving the Heart and the Children Admits of No Delay

China and Afghanistan are “Heart to Heart” Brothers, Saving the Heart and the Children Admits of No Delay

April 21, 2018 | Liu Jinsong

I have been very busy these few days, accompanying the Chinese Red Cross Foundation (CRCF) Medical Team to carry out a series of medical treatment activities in Kabul...

The Saudi Export of Ultra-conservatism in the Era of MbS - an Update

The Saudi Export of Ultra-conservatism  in the Era of MbS - an Update

April 21, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

Edited remarks at The Middle East and the Geopolitics of Religious Soft Power, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University and the...

The West’s Crisis of Confidence

The West’s Crisis of Confidence

April 21, 2018 | Carl Bildt

In an age defined by US President Donald Trump’s rage, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s revisionism, and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s unbridled ...

Election in the Air of Mistrust

Election in the Air of Mistrust

April 19, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Public will, which is demonstrated through election, constitutes the cornerstone of democracy. To form a civil society where people be able to exercise their rights and ...

The “Next Eleven” and the World Economy

The “Next Eleven” and the World Economy

April 19, 2018 | Jim O’Neill

On a recent holiday in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, I couldn’t resist thinking about these countries’ economic potential and ongoing policy challenges ...