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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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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?
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...
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 ...
The Real Issues Must be Addressed
March 11, 2019 | Dilawar Sherzai
No problem can ever be solved unless it is identified properly. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to do it. There are different problems within a social and political ...
Why Economics Must Get Broader Before It Gets Better
March 11, 2019 | Mohamed A. El-Erian
The economics profession took a beating after most of its leading practitioners failed to predict the 2008 global financial crisis, and it has been struggling to recover ever ...
Trust Building: The Most Important Mission of the New Members of the Electoral Commissions
March 10, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari
As a first ever move in democratic history of the country, the new members of the electoral commissions were elected and had them sworn to run the two main electoral institutions ...
Iran and North Korea Highlight Pitfalls of Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Strategy
March 10, 2019 | Dr. James M. Dorsey
Donald J. Trump’s hitherto failed ‘maximum pressure’ approach to Iran, as well as for that matter North Korea, begs the question what the US ...