Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, June 22nd, 2018

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 ...

Repeated Clashes in the Vicinity of Durand Line

Repeated Clashes in the  Vicinity of Durand Line

April 18, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Armed Clashes and missile volleys havebeen frequentlyreportingin few last yearsfrom the vicinity of Durand Line provinces. Last Sunday, again adeadly fighting broke out ...

Closing the Tech Sector’s Gender Gap

Closing the Tech Sector’s Gender Gap

April 18, 2018 | Gillian Tans

I am a woman, and I am proud to say that I work in technology. But I also recognize that the combination of those two facts puts me in the minority...

Fifty Shades of Trump

Fifty Shades of Trump

April 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Drew

Last week was a most unusual one for President Donald Trump’s administration. There was no high-level firing: the only dismissal of any note was that of the White ...

Why Markets Can’t Cool the Planet

Why Markets Can’t Cool the Planet

April 17, 2018 | Ivan Ascher

With global temperatures rising at an alarming rate, the race is on to lower the world’s consumption of fossil fuels and accelerate the adoption of greener ...

The Syrian Time Bomb

The Syrian Time Bomb

April 16, 2018 | Joschka Fischer

The ongoing conflict in Syria has much in common with the Thirty Years’ War, which devastated the heart of Europe – particularly the German city of Magdeburg ...

Rolling back militancy: Bangladesh looks to Saudi in a twist of irony

Rolling back militancy: Bangladesh looks to  Saudi in a twist of irony

April 16, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

Bangladesh, in a twist of irony, is looking to Saudi Arabia to fund a $ 1 billion plan to build hundreds of mosques and religious centres to counter militant Islam that ...

Revitalization of Villages in China

Revitalization of Villages in China

April 15, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Rural development is one of the remarkable achievements of the Chinese government which seeks to balance the economic development and bridge the gap between ...

Turning Qatar into an Island: Saudi cuts off its nose to spite its face

Turning Qatar into an Island: Saudi  cuts off its nose to spite its face

April 15, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

There’s a cutting-off-the-nose-to-spite-the face aspect to a Saudi plan to turn Qatar into an island by digging a 60-kilometre ocean channel through the two ...

Taliban’s Concern about Civilian Casualties

Taliban’s Concern about Civilian Casualties

April 14, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

Civilian casualty is one of the most painful aspects of conflicts in the region and Afghanistan. Non-combatants, mainly women and children, have sustained fatalities ...

A Cautionary Tale for Media Regulators

A Cautionary Tale for Media Regulators

April 14, 2018 | Anya Schiffrin

To understand the possible consequences of US President Donald Trump’s constant denunciations of the press, one need look no further than Ecuador ...

How to Save Women and Newborns During Childbirth

How to Save Women and Newborns During Childbirth

April 12, 2018 | Katherine Semrau and Atul Gawande

tennis star Serena Williams’ harrowing story of life-threatening complications after the birth of her daughter reminds us that childbirth is potentially ...

He Rise of Silicon China

He Rise of Silicon China

April 12, 2018 | Marion Laboure, Haiyang Zhang, and Juergen Braunstein

In the future, if not already, the Silicon Valleys of artificial intelligence (AI) will be in China. The tech firms Xiaomi, Baidu, Didi Chuxing, Meituan, and Toutiao are ...

Pak-Afghan Relations- Time to Break the Ice

Pak-Afghan Relations- Time to Break the Ice

April 11, 2018 | Dr. Hussain Yasa

On Friday, April 06, 2018 Pak Premier had a full day visit to Kabul where in addition to the President Ghani and Chief Executive Adbullah Abdullah, he met Gulbuddin ...

The Significance of Intellectuals

The Significance of Intellectuals

April 11, 2018 | Dilawar Sherzai

Through most part of history, the intellectuals and writers have not been given their due position and respect. It can be observed that during the monarchies ...

A Formula for Health Equity

A Formula for Health Equity

April 10, 2018 | Agnes Binagwaho

Imagine a country where some 90% of the population is covered by health insurance, more than 90% of those with HIV are on a consistent drug regime, and 93% of children ...

Closing the Global Economy’s New Digital Divide

Closing the Global Economy’s  New Digital Divide

April 10, 2018 | Shamel Azmeh

From cloud computing to artificial intelligence, technology is beginning to revolutionize how the world economy functions. But while these shifts are enriching ...

Will blame games end between Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Will blame games end between  Afghanistan and Pakistan?

April 09, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Pakistani Prime Minister, ShahidKhaqan Abbasi, has traveled to Afghanistan and met with Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer ...

Learning from Martin Luther About Technological Disruption

Learning from Martin Luther About  Technological Disruption

April 09, 2018 | Nicholas Davis

Five hundred years ago this week, a little-known priest and university lecturer in theology did something unremarkable for his time: he nailed a petition ...

When Will Tech Disrupt Higher Education?

When Will Tech Disrupt Higher Education?

April 08, 2018 | Kenneth Rogoff

In the early 1990s, at the dawn of the Internet era, an explosion in academic productivity seemed to be around the corner. But the corner never appeared. Instead ...

Trump’s Trade Confusion

Trump’s Trade Confusion

April 08, 2018 | Joseph E. Stiglitz

The trade skirmish between the United States and China on steel, aluminum, and other goods is a product of US President Donald Trump’s scorn for ...