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Water Crisis in Afghanistan

Water Crisis in Afghanistan

April 04, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Studies show that water scarcity is intensifying throughout the world specially in Afghanistan and its neighboring countries.Globally, thousands of incidents and conflicts ...

Saudi Arabia’s Perilous Pivot

Saudi Arabia’s Perilous Pivot

April 04, 2018 | Shlomo Avineri

The most dangerous moment for a bad government, the nineteenth-century French statesman and historian Alexis de Tocqueville observed, “is usually when it ...

The Neglected Menace of Pollution

The Neglected Menace of Pollution

April 03, 2018 | Philip J. Landrigan and Richard Fuller

pollution is one of the great existential challenges of the twenty-first century. It threatens the stability of ecosystems, undermines economic development, and ...

Breaking the Brexit Stalemate

Breaking the Brexit Stalemate

April 03, 2018 | Guy Verhofstadt

March 29 marked exactly one year since British Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, thus launching the formal two-year ...

Will new approaches end the war in Afghanistan?

Will new approaches end the war in Afghanistan?

April 02, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Apparently more than 20 countries and organizations for the duration of the two-day Tashkent Conference agreed that peace and security in Afghanistan were essential ...

Partnerships should be based on solidarity and trust, and not on greed

Partnerships should be based on  solidarity and trust, and not on greed

April 02, 2018 | Shobha Shukla

Partnerships that are critically important to progress towards a better world where a just social order is a reality for everyone, must be based on solidarity and ...

The West’s Unilateral Cold War

The West’s Unilateral Cold War

April 01, 2018 | Sergei Karaganov

MOSCOW – Rising tensions between the United Kingdom and Russia are but further proof that Russia and the West, according to no less an authority than Richard ...

Egyptian ultras: Down but not out

Egyptian ultras: Down but not out

April 01, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a second term virtually unchallenged in what is widely seen as a flawed election. The run-up ...

Will the real Pakistan stand up, please?

Will the real Pakistan stand up, please?

March 31, 2018 |

two headlines this month beg the question US officials have been grappling with for more than a decade: Will the real Pakistan stand up, please? ...

Education and its impact on Poverty in Afghanistan

Education and its impact  on Poverty in Afghanistan

March 31, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The Third World Countries compared to other countries may be even richer in terms of natural resources, but in terms of human resources, they are in extreme ...

Peaceful Life – A Dream that Will Come True

Peaceful Life – A Dream that Will Come True

March 29, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

To form a civil and democratic society where all individuals are able to live a violence-free and peaceful life, Afghans need to exercise tolerance and strengthen ...

Macron Takes Aim at European Politics

Macron Takes Aim at European Politics

March 29, 2018 | Mark Leonard

Until the terrorist attack at a market in southern France on March 23, French President Emmanuel Macron had been planning to launch a new European-level political ...

Natural gas: An underrated driver of Saudi hostility towards Iran and Qatar

Natural gas: An underrated driver of  Saudi hostility towards Iran and Qatar

March 28, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

Debilitating hostility between Saudi Arabia and Iran is about lots of things, not least who will have the upper hand in a swath of land stretching from Central ...

Migrants trapped in quagmire: Neglected by their own country, mistreated by the host country

Migrants trapped in quagmire: Neglected by their own country, mistreated by the host country

March 28, 2018 | Shobha Shukla

This pretty well sums up the pathetic situation in which many migrants find themselves today. And while immigration refers to people who legally relocate to another ...

Let Yemen Survive

Let Yemen Survive

March 27, 2018 | Manish Rai

Yemeni war as entered into its fourth year with more than 10,000 people killed and pushed the country to the brink of famine. Yemen has long been the poorest country ...

Saving the Shrinking Middle

Saving the Shrinking Middle

March 27, 2018 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

There was a time when many regarded being in the middle of the distribution – socially, politically, and in the business world – as a favorable, stabilizing ...

Saudi moderation: How far will Crown Prince Mohammed go?

Saudi moderation: How far will  Crown Prince Mohammed go?

March 26, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

In his effort to improve Saudi Arabia’s badly tarnished image and project the kingdom as embracing an unidentified form of moderate Islam, Saudi Crown Prince ...

Afghanistan: New year Starts with Successive attacks

Afghanistan: New year  Starts with Successive attacks

March 26, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After proposal of free precondition talks everyone was hopeful for opening a new political chapter in the country but On contrary to the whitehopes,the new year ...

The Need for Economic Development

The Need for Economic Development

March 25, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

With holding the 40th anniversary of reform and opening-up, China had a look at the past achievements. The dream of the ruling party for a civil and prosperous ...

She stood up to defeat TB

She stood up to defeat TB

March 25, 2018 | Shobha Shukla

The youngest of 3 sisters, Ingrid Schoeman grew up in Pretoria and later started working as a dietician in a government hospital in Port Elizabeth in Eastern ...

How Can We Efficiently Involve Afghan Women and Other Affected Parties in Peace Talks

How Can We Efficiently Involve Afghan  Women and Other Affected Parties in Peace Talks

March 24, 2018 | Kawoon Azizi

Nowadays Afghan National Unity Government (NUG) is warmly calling the Afghan Taliban for peace talks ...

Saudi Prince Mohammed’s religious moderation unlikely to change Asian realities

Saudi Prince Mohammed’s religious  moderation unlikely to change Asian realities

March 24, 2018 | James M. Dorsey

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may be seeking to revert his kingdom to an unspecified form of moderate Islam but erasing the impact of 40 years of global ...

Democratization of Our Society

Democratization of Our Society

March 20, 2018 | Dilawar Sherzai

Since the downfall of Taliban, we have been chanting the slogans of democracy and striving to form a democratic country but it is important to understand that there ...

Populists of the World Unite

Populists of the World Unite

March 20, 2018 | Dominique Moisi

In 1965, Henry Kissinger wrote a book called The Troubled Partnership, in which he examined the tensions affecting the transatlantic alliance ...

When Shall We Overcome?

When Shall We Overcome?

March 19, 2018 | Joseph E. Stiglitz

In 1967, riots erupted in cities throughout the United States, from Newark, New Jersey, to Detroit and Minneapolis in the Midwest – all two years after the Watts ...

Seth Berkley is CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

Seth Berkley is CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

March 18, 2018 | Hujjatullah Zia

A peaceful and violence-free world has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) which practices the ...

Vaccinating Against Poverty

Vaccinating Against Poverty

March 18, 2018 | Seth Berkley

For most people, the choice between a life-threatening disease and a lifetime of crippling debt is no choice at all. Yet every year, hundreds of millions of ...

A Networked Solution to Education Reform

A Networked Solution to Education Reform

March 17, 2018 | Amy Black and Alexis Menten

Around the world, some 250 million children are unable to attend school, and many who do have access to a classroom are not learning the skills they need ...

Food Security’s Social Network

Food Security’s Social Network

March 17, 2018 | Leah Samberg

In 2015, when the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals were officially adopted, the clock began ticking on an ambitious goal: ending global ...

Could the Kim-Trump Summit Succeed?

Could the Kim-Trump Summit Succeed?

March 14, 2018 | Ramesh Thakur

Last year, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump were hurling kindergarten insults at each other – “Rocket Man is on a suicide ...

China is a Major Country Full of Sunshine (Part 2)

China is a Major Country Full of Sunshine (Part 2)

March 14, 2018 | Liu Jinsong

Chinese foreign policy is full of peace, its national defense policy is just for self-defence and its security policy is of comprehensive consideration, adhere ...

Tashkent to Host a High-Level Conference on Afghanistan

Tashkent to Host a High-Level Conference on Afghanistan

March 13, 2018 | Press Service

The global and regional powers, Afghanistan’s neighbors will attend the Tashkent International Conference “Peace Process, Security Cooperation ...

China is a Major Country Full of Sunshine

China is a Major Country Full of Sunshine

March 13, 2018 | Liu Jinsong

Recently, China is convening the “two sessions”, ie., the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference...

Improving the Sustainability of Development Finance

Improving the Sustainability  of Development Finance

March 12, 2018 | Ethiopis Tafara

To achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, trillions of dollars in state spending, investment, and aid will be needed annually...

Afghanistan: Shameful Rise of Violence Against Women

Afghanistan: Shameful Rise  of Violence Against Women

March 12, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Following the pervasive mark of women international day, 8th of march,the revealedreportshas divulged ashamefulcondition against women in Afghanistan...