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How Can Developing Countries Pay for the SDGs?

How Can Developing Countries Pay for the SDGs?

July 23,2019 | Tania Masi, Roberto Ricciuti, Antonio Savoia, and Kunal Sen

With objectives as far-reaching as ending poverty in all its forms and delivering quality education to all by 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are highly ambitious ...

The Paradox of Ongoing Peace and War in Afghanistan

The Paradox of Ongoing Peace  and War in Afghanistan

July 22,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In spite of increasing peace demand and ongoing peace talks, at least 10 people were killed and another 33 people were wounded in the explosion after a bomb detonated near Kabul ...

Costly Mistakes of US Terror Strategy in South Asia

Costly Mistakes of US Terror Strategy in South Asia

July 22,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 were the result of a catastrophic intelligence failure in which different American agencies failed to connect the dots. In response, the George ...

Reactions to the Establishment of New Dar-Al-Fatwa in Afghanistan

Reactions to the Establishment  of New Dar-Al-Fatwa in Afghanistan

July 21,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Few days ago, the president established a New Dar-Al-fatwa (Religious Fatwa Issuance Center) aiming to have a specific address for issuance of religious fatwa in Afghanistan...

Terror policies of Bush and Obama in Afghanistan

Terror policies of Bush and Obama in Afghanistan

July 21,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

Barack Obama succeeded George William Bush as the 44th President of the United States of America on 20 January 2009. It marked verily a revolution, a culmination of a long fight ...

The other side of US strategy in Afghanistan

The other side of US strategy in Afghanistan

July 20,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

By 1989, it became very clear that Soviet forces residing in Afghanistan would leave the country due to reasons more than one. The new situation created power vacuum in Central ...

Are Central Banks Losing Their Big Bet?

Are Central Banks Losing Their Big Bet?

July 20,2019 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

In recent years, central banks have made a large policy wager. They bet that the protracted use of unconventional and experimental measures would provide an effective bridge to more ...

Civilian Casualties – Great Cause for Concern

Civilian Casualties – Great Cause for Concern

July 18,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Militancy and terrorist attacks in populated areas and major cities were described as the main causes of civilian casualties in 2015, underscoring a push by Taliban militants into ...

Asia’s Scary Movie

Asia’s Scary Movie

July 18,2019 | Richard N. Haass

History at any moment can be understood as a snapshot, telling us where we are, or as a moving picture, telling us not just where we are but where we have been and where we may be headed...

The Quality of life Depends on Quality Personal Health Management

The Quality of life Depends on  Quality Personal Health Management

July 17,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

When we discuss about life management several keywords come into our mind such as time management, health management, behavior management, home management, expenses management ...

The Fork Is Mightier than the Wall

The Fork Is Mightier than the Wall

July 17,2019 | Danielle Nierenberg

The word “migration” conjures images of war, natural disaster, and severe economic distress. All are important reasons why people seek refuge far from home...

Challenges and Opportunities of Peace Process in Afghanistan

Challenges and Opportunities of  Peace Process in Afghanistan

July 16,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Naturally, every social or political phenomenon has opportunities and challenges but the opportunities often overcome the challenges due to multiple reasons and factors...

Boris Johnson and the Threat to British Soft Power

Boris Johnson and the Threat to British Soft Power

July 16,2019 | Gordon Brown

Since the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID) was created 22 years ago, it has lifted millions out of poverty, sent millions of children to school ...

No Excuse for Violence Against Children

No Excuse for Violence Against Children

July 15,2019 | Zoleka Mandela, Etienne Krug, and Howard Taylor

At the World Health Assembly in May, we made the case for why governments and United Nations agencies need to spend more on measures to prevent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), injury ...

Equal Education is the Right of Every Afghan Child

Equal Education is the Right of Every Afghan Child

July 15,2019 | M. Rezaie

There are dozens of Afghan families who have lost their family man during the civil war and do not have any one to financially support their families. In order to overcome ...

Three Years after the Coup Attempt in Turkey by FETÖ, Turkish-Afghan Solidarity Yields New Investments in Afghan Education System

Three Years after the Coup Attempt in Turkey  by FETÖ, Turkish-Afghan Solidarity Yields  New Investments in Afghan Education System

July 14,2019 | Oğuzhan Ertuğrul

This week, Turkey marks the third anniversary of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt that was orchestrated by Fethullah Gülen and his terrorist group (FETÖ). The assault on Turkey’s democratic ...

General Kankur: New Example of Good Management in Afghanistan

General Kankur: New Example  of Good Management in Afghanistan

July 14,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last Wednesday, the Ministry of Higher Education announced the kankur (university entrance exam) result of 2019 indicating that 61 thousand students admitted to the public ...

Taliban Still Dream Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan

Taliban Still Dream Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan

July 13,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In recent months, the peace talks with the Taliban have severely affected all major national agendas including elections and other developmental priorities in the country...

How an AI Utopia Would Work

How an AI Utopia Would Work

July 13,2019 | Sami Mahroum

It is more than 500 years since Sir Thomas More found inspiration for the “Kingdom of Utopia” while strolling the streets of Antwerp. So, when I traveled there from ...

Will the Dream of Afghan Peace be Realized?

Will the Dream of Afghan Peace be Realized?

July 11,2019 | Moh. Sakhi Rezaie

The notion of peaceful co-existence is, like all such notions in the social sciences, better understood contextually and thematically. Peaceful co-existence ensures economic ...

Does the G20 Still Matter?

Does the G20 Still Matter?

July 11,2019 | Jim O’Neill

When the G20 leaders held their first summit in late 2008, many welcomed what looked like a diverse, highly representative new forum for crafting common solutions to global ...

Our Basic National Responsibilities

Our Basic National Responsibilities

July 10,2019 | Moh. Sakhi Rezaie

Our country is going through most fragile and crucial phase of its history. The incidents that have taken place and the ones that are taking place clearly indicate that we are ...

Putin Doesn’t Care About Economic Growth

Putin Doesn’t Care About Economic Growth

July 10,2019 | Vladislav Inozemtsev

Even Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most loyal followers would have to admit, if only to themselves, that this year’s televised call-in program – an annual event ...

The Economic Decline is Rooted in Lack of Human Capital in Afghanistan

The Economic Decline is Rooted  in Lack of Human Capital in Afghanistan

July 09,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

With formation new social life and modern human society, debate over use of limited resources to meet the unlimited needs of humankind has been raised as a fundamental issue...

The Case for a World Carbon Bank

The Case for a World Carbon Bank

July 09,2019 | Kenneth Rogoff

Although much derided by climate-change deniers, not least US President Donald Trump, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal hits the nail on the head with its urgent ...

Eternal Wisdom Vs Haltered

Eternal Wisdom Vs Haltered

July 08,2019 | Sherzai

It can be observed in our today’s world that there has been increase in the negative energy displayed by human beings in different forms. The worst of its types can be ...

Russia’s Strategic Priorities, Viewed from Within

Russia’s Strategic Priorities,  Viewed from Within

July 08,2019 | Carl Bildt

While the European Union gears up for new leadership this fall, and while US President Donald Trump has just launched his 2020 re-election campaign, Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

Afghanistan: the Example of Adoptability between Modernism and Traditionalism

Afghanistan: the Example of Adoptability  between Modernism and Traditionalism

July 07,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

There are two types of approaches between Modernism and Traditionalism among the developing Islamic countries: adoptability and paradox. Given the inclusion ....

The Democratic Nominee America Needs

The Democratic Nominee America Needs

July 07,2019 | Alexander Friedman and Jerry Grinstein

The contenders for the US Democratic Party’s presidential nomination have held their first debates, and the main questions reverberating in political and media ...

Afghanistan’s Economic Opportunities and Challenges

Afghanistan’s Economic  Opportunities and Challenges

July 06,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

stepping up commercial exchanges and promoting trade and transit are highly essential for Afghanistan to tackle economic challenges. Afghanistan is seeking to enhance connectivity ...

The Lessons of the EU Leadership Fight

The Lessons of the EU Leadership Fight

July 06,2019 | Daniela Schwarzer

The haggling may have been unedifying, but the candidates nominated by the European Council to lead the European Union’s governing institutions are undoubtedly impressive. . .

Public Reaction to the Deadly Attacks on Kabul City

Public Reaction to the Deadly Attacks  on Kabul City

July 04,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last Monday, at 9am, a group of Taliban militants launched a complex attack by detonating a frightful bomb close to Gulbahar Township in 16th district of Kabul city. . .

Europe Must Answer the Climate Call

Europe Must Answer the Climate Call

July 04,2019 | Christiana Figueres

In early 2015, the European Union became the first major economy to set a post-2020 target for limiting greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. By committing to reducing emissions ...

Thumbs Down to Facebook’s Cryptocurrency

Thumbs Down to Facebook’s Cryptocurrency

July 03,2019 | Joseph E. Stiglitz

Facebook and some of its corporate allies have decided that what the world really needs is another cryptocurrency, and that launching one is the best way to use the vast talents at their ...

Safeguarding Health in a Warming World

Safeguarding Health in a Warming World

July 03,2019 | Seth Berkley

From infrastructure damage caused by extreme weather events to drought-induced food insecurity, there are many climate risks for which the world should urgently be preparing....