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The Outcomes of the War, in the Favor of none of the Parties

The Outcomes of the War, in the Favor  of none of the Parties

April 02, 2019 | M. Hashimi

Wars have always played a dominant role in human societies, if not positive all the times. There are many people in the world who consider that wars are necessary, though wars ...

Springtime for Nationalism?

Springtime for Nationalism?

April 02, 2019 | Bill Emmott

Is populism still on the rise? That question will be looming over elections in Israel, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Spain, and the European Union over the next two months ...

Necessity for Preventive Measures Against Natural Disasters

Necessity for Preventive Measures  Against Natural Disasters

April 01, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last Thursday and Friday the west and north provinces of the country were severely damaged with heavy rainfall and flood spate. These floods have badly affected across seven provinces ...

The Transatlantic Continental Drift

The Transatlantic Continental Drift

April 01, 2019 | Christopher R. Hill

The Earth’s continental plates broke apart and first began to shift hundreds of millions of years ago. But anyone visiting European capitals or following events ...

Public Optimism for Peaceful life in the New Year

Public Optimism for  Peaceful life in the New Year

March 31, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Notwithstanding the growing hope for peace and stability, Afghans have suffered severely within the past years as the Taliban guerilla fighters intensified their attacks following ...

Europe Needs a Global Strategy

Europe Needs a Global Strategy

March 31, 2019 | Joschka Fischer

Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States may have hastened the end of the “American Century” and of the US-led postwar international order. ..

Small Pine Nuts, Great Friendship

Small Pine Nuts, Great Friendship

March 30, 2019 | Liu Jinsong

On March 28th, I, accompanying H.E. President Ghani, attended the launching ceremony of a pine nut processing factory in Kabul Industrial Park. The pine nuts, pine nut processing factory ...

A Low-Carbon Belt and Road

A Low-Carbon Belt and Road

March 30, 2019 | Ma Jun and Simon Zadek

Discussions about climate action nowadays often focus on the largest past and current emitters. But, if one looks to the future, the biggest climate risks and opportunities lie ...

Reactions to Political Prescription of Imran Khan

Reactions to Political Prescription of Imran Khan

March 28, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Simultaneous with advances of peace process, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, for the second time, prescribed an interim government to skip the current deadlock ...

Journalism’s Risky Tech Attraction

Journalism’s Risky Tech Attraction

March 28, 2019 | Alexandra Borchardt

Technology was supposed to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Connect everyone to the Internet, it was once assumed, and democracy would follow. Collect enough data ...

The Red Line of Afghan Women for Peace talks

The Red Line of Afghan Women for Peace talks

March 27, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Peace talks with Taliban have raised deep concerns among many ordinary Afghans, particularly women, against whom many restricted rules were imposed by the Taliban ...

Can Economics Shake Its Shibboleths?

Can Economics Shake Its Shibboleths?

March 27, 2019 | Jim O’Neill

Though economics aspires to the rigor of the natural sciences, at the end of the day it is still a social science. At no point in the past 40 years has this been more ...

How to Promote Rule of Law in Afghanistan?

 How to Promote Rule of Law in Afghanistan?

March 26, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The philosophies of enacting laws are to ensure justice, orders and protect the rights of citizens in a country. It is the rule of law that draws a distinction between human societies ...

The Fallacy of Soccer’s Magical Bridge-Building Qualities

The Fallacy of Soccer’s Magical Bridge-Building Qualities

March 26, 2019 | James M. Dorsey

Imagining himself as a peacemaker in a conflict-ridden part of the world, FIFA President Gianni Infantino sees a 2022 World Cup shared by Qatar with its Gulf detractors, the United ...

The Global Threat of White Terror

The Global Threat of White Terror

March 25, 2019 | Bjørn Ihler

Last week, a far-right extremist killed at least 50 people – including a three-year-old child – worshiping at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch...

The Battle for Leadership of the Muslim World: Turkey plants its flag in Christchurch

The Battle for Leadership of the Muslim World:  Turkey plants its flag in Christchurch

March 25, 2019 | James M. Dorsey

When Turkish vice-president Fuat Oktay and foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu became this weekend the first high-level foreign government delegation to travel  to Christchurch ...

The Ambition Europe Needs

The Ambition Europe Needs

March 24, 2019 | Dominique Moisi

French President Emmanuel Macron recently launched his platform for the upcoming European Parliament elections. Official reactions to his approach – outlined in a commentary published . . .

Toward a New Global Charter

Toward a New Global Charter

March 23, 2019 | Carl Bildt

In August 1941, even before the United States had entered World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt met secretly off the coast . . .

The Cataclysm and Inferno

The Cataclysm and Inferno

March 23, 2019 | Dr. Faisal Ali

There was incessant usage of doggerel in the social media about the confrontation and escalation of tensions between Pakistan and India a few days back. The rancour exhibited ...

Public Sufferings Continue even with Democratic Discourses

Public Sufferings Continue even  with Democratic Discourses

March 20, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Violation of human rights and humanitarian law have been widespread around the globe in general and in war-stricken countries in particular. A large number of individuals have ...

Think Local, Develop Better

Think Local, Develop Better

March 20, 2019 | Zara Kayani

In October 2018, Pakistani television news channels reported on how the local authorities in Pishin, a district in Balochistan province, were building a small dam to cope ...

Kabul summons Pakistani Diplomat after Imran Khan’s Controversial Expressions

Kabul summons Pakistani Diplomat after  Imran Khan’s Controversial Expressions

March 19, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

On Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned a Pakistani diplomat official from the embassy in Kabul in a strong protest over Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ...

Picking Up the Pieces After Hanoi

Picking Up the Pieces After Hanoi

March 19, 2019 | Richard N. Haass

When last month’s summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended without a deal, the result was not surprising. One or both countries came ...

The Present Situation and Prospect of Anti-drug Cooperation between China and Afghanistan

The Present Situation and Prospect of Anti-drug  Cooperation between China and Afghanistan

March 18, 2019 | Huang Dekai,Zhu Like&Jiang Maoxia

In order to effectively avoid the serious harm caused by drugs to the country and the region, China and Afghanistan have continuously strengthened international anti-drug cooperation ...

Controversial Criticism over the US – Taliban Peace Process

Controversial Criticism over the  US – Taliban Peace Process

March 18, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

According to multiple sources, the National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib, used extraordinary words against the US – Taliban peace process. He described the US’s talks with the Taliban ...

Breaking the Chains of Violence

Breaking the Chains of Violence

March 17, 2019 | Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David Leffler

In the words of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, today is “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.” In the aftermath of today’s terrorism, 49 are left ...

Challenges of Political Parties in Afghanistan

Challenges of Political Parties in Afghanistan

March 17, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Political party is defined as a group of people having similar ideas about a country’s policies and commonly seeking to gain political power. The relation between democracy and ...

Doha Talks: Effective Counterterrorism Measures Needed

Doha Talks: Effective Counterterrorism  Measures Needed

March 16, 2019 | Mohammed Gul Sahibbzada

On March 12 in the evening US Special Representative Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad broke the much awaited news in his tweet that marathon round of talks with Taliban in Doha which . . .

The Ides of the Climate Crisis

The Ides of the Climate Crisis

March 16, 2019 | Éloi Laurent

On the Ides of March (March 15), the day by which ancient Romans were expected to settle their debts, young people in 60 countries around the world will stage a school ...

Let’s Forgive Each Other

Let’s Forgive Each Other

March 14, 2019 | Karimi

The grant free pardon and giving up all claim on account of an offense or debt, is termed as forgiveness. And just as a addendum this doesn’t mean that we are approving, accepting ...

Control on Prices!

Control on Prices!

March 14, 2019 | Moh. Afghan

The gradual and unchecked rise in prices of common use has created serious problems to the poor and middle classes of the society. Every passing day witnesses decrease in the income ...

Afghan Women’s Achievements Undeniable

Afghan Women’s Achievements Undeniable

March 13, 2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

If I were an Afghan feminist, then I wouldn’t spend my time complaining that the Americans haven’t pulled out a chair for me “at the table.” I’d march up to the table ...

Market Concentration Is Threatening the US Economy

Market Concentration Is Threatening  the US Economy

March 13, 2019 | Joseph E. Stiglitz

The world’s advanced economies are suffering from a number of deep-seated problems. In the United States, in particular, inequality is at its highest since 1928, and GDP growth ...

Anniversary of Baba Mazari: Learning Occasion or Political Opportunity?

Anniversary of Baba Mazari: Learning Occasion  or Political Opportunity?

March 12, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Before anything, the deepest condolences to the family of Baba Mazari and his true followers who devoted his life for the sake of unity, justice and brotherhood in this country...

Governing Geoengineering

Governing Geoengineering

March 12, 2019 | Ban Ki-moon

Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to humanity, one that appears increasingly likely to reduce global standards of living dramatically within our lifetime, and cause untold damage ...