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Three New Year’s Wishes for Britain and the EU

Three New Year’s Wishes for  Britain and the EU

December 28,2019 | Michel Barnier

The end of the year is a time for closure and new beginnings. As 2019 winds down, that is certainly the case with Brexit. Following the victory of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...

Facing the Current Challenges Appropriately

Facing the Current Challenges  Appropriately

December 26,2019 | D. Sherzai

It is widely believed concept that the nations that go through difficult times ultimately gain a sense of admiration for peace, tranquility and progress and the members of such nation become more responsible and strive to bring about positive changes. History favors this concept evidently. For example, it took ...

Contemporary Meanings of Republic

Contemporary Meanings of Republic

December 26,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

The term ‘Republic’ has been derived from the Latin words res publica, public affair or thing. That concept was in turn loosely equivalent to the classical Greek ta koinonia, common things or property, a term originally applied in the early city-state to the city’s treasure, the public funds, and then by analogy coming to symbolise ...

Typology of World Political Powers

Typology of World Political Powers

December 25,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In Afghan political literature, the political terminologies are not usually used accurately and so it causes a lot of confusions ...

Toward a Privileged EU-UK Partnership

 Toward a Privileged EU-UK Partnership

December 25,2019 | Joschka Fischer

Following Boris Johnson’s landslide victory in the United Kingdom’s general election this month, Britain is now on track to leave the European Union on January 31, 2020. Johnson ...

King Boris’s First Test

King Boris’s First Test

December 24,2019 | Anatole Kaletsky

Wars end when the belligerents give up fighting. The surest way for this to happen, and sometimes the least destructive, is through a decisive battle that leads to unconditional surrender. . .

Controversy over Election Results

Controversy over Election Results

December 24,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghanistan’s incumbent president, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, has been declared the winner in September’s election, based on preliminary results. However, other presidential nominees and political parties charged that . . .

Welcome to Afghan Preliminary Election Result

Welcome to Afghan Preliminary  Election Result

December 23,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Nearly after three months, the election commission has finally announced the preliminary election results in Afghanistan. According to the Independent Election Commission ...

A World Without AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

A World Without AIDS, Tuberculosis,  and Malaria

December 23,2019 | Rémy Rioux & Peter Sands

As part of the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community set itself the ambitious goal of eradicating HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria ...

Taliban’s Monopolistic View Main Obstacle To Intra-Afghan Talks

Taliban’s Monopolistic View Main  Obstacle To Intra-Afghan Talks

December 22,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

There are numerous actors involved in the current Afghan conflict while each one seeks their interests at three levels (global, regional and domestic). The United States and the Taliban ...

The State and Technological Revolution

The State and Technological Revolution

December 22,2019 | Benedict Macon-Cooney

The following account should sound familiar. Over the course of decades, feats of innovation re-engineer society, diffuse across countries and regions, and fundamentally ...

Children and Women Are The Real Victims of War in Afghanistan

Children and Women Are The Real Victims  of War in Afghanistan

December 21,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The long-lasting conflict continues to threaten the physical safety of Afghan civilians, especially the vulnerable classes such as women and children. As a result, Afghanistan persists ...

The Post-American Middle East

The Post-American Middle East

December 21,2019 | Richard N. Haass

It was August 5, 1990, just days after Saddam Hussein’s Iraq had invaded and conquered all of Kuwait, and US President George H.W. Bush could not have been clearer as he spoke from ...

Need and Realization of Human Rights and Values

Need and Realization of Human Rights and Values

December 19,2019 | Dr.Rajkumar Singh

The concept of human rights, in general, refers to all human beings having universal rights or status to which we are entitled simply by being human. They are inherent in nature ...

Europe’s Age of Humiliation

Europe’s Age of Humiliation

December 19,2019 | Sławomir Sierakowski

In 2004, the American economist Jeremy Rifkin wrote a bestselling book, The European Dream, in which he proclaimed that the twenty-first century would belong to Europe – and even would ...

Administrative Corruption is the Mother of All Problems in Afghanistan

Administrative Corruption is the Mother of All Problems in Afghanistan

December 18, 2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Nowadays, the administrative corruption has become a hot topic in Afghanistan which not only drew the attention of politicians and media but also public concern in the country ...

When Is Knowledge Power?

When Is Knowledge Power?

December 18, 2019 | Katrina Kosec and Leonard Wantchekon

WASHINGTON, DC – Nowadays, most of us have vast amounts of information at our fingertips. In theory, that information could help improve governance, infrastructure, and delivery ...

China’s Narrative of Xinjiang Issue

China’s Narrative of Xinjiang Issue

December 17,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Tensions between China and the United States have escalated after the House of Representative’s Uighur Human Rights Policy Act, 2019. International media and human ...

The Global Economy’s Luck May Run Out

The Global Economy’s Luck May Run Out

December 17,2019 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

This being December, my natural inclination is to review the past year’s economic and financial developments to help policymakers and investors anticipate what might be coming ...

Why the Afghan Peace Talks Led to Deadlock

Why the Afghan Peace Talks  Led to Deadlock

December 16,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

It was about seven or eight years ago that Afghan officials and international allies commenced encouraging Taliban to join peace talks but none of the efforts led to a formal...

Which Way for Europe on China?

Which Way for Europe on China?

December 16,2019 | By: Carl Bildt

Recognizing that the European Union is facing a number of vexing challenges on the world stage, Ursula von der Leyen, the new European Commission president, has promised to lead ...

Washington Post: Corruption Is the Main Factor of the US Failure in Afghanistan

Washington Post: Corruption Is the Main Factor of the US Failure in Afghanistan

December 15,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After the World War II, the European powers such as Britain, France and Germany lost their power, but two new powers that led the Communist system and the capitalist system emerged ...

Afghanistan Government Spending Corruption Epidemic

Afghanistan Government Spending  Corruption Epidemic

December 15,2019 | Aashiqullah Zazai

The Afghan government spends billions of dollars of foreign aid on services and development projects which has become a lucrative source of income for government officials ...

The International Day of Human Rights And its Challenges in Afghanistan

The International Day of Human Rights  And its Challenges in Afghanistan

December 14,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

This year the international day of human rights, which falls On December 10, coincided with irresponsible expressions of some so-called Afghan intellectuals living in western ...

Is Tech a New Frontier for Sustainability?

Is Tech a New Frontier for Sustainability?

December 14,2019 | Bertrand Badré and Philippe Heim

About “sustainability” usually center on a company’s environmental and social commitments, and for understandable reasons. But the financial ...

Regional Challenges of South Asia in Globalisation

Regional Challenges of South Asia  in Globalisation

December 12,2019 | Rajkumar Singh

Broadly, there are three major sets of challenges ahead for the NAM countries in globalisation in the sphere of foreign policy, namely, meeting strategic challenges, and secondly ...

A New Hope for US Climate Action

A New Hope for US Climate Action

December 12,2019 | Jules Kortenhorst

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) currently taking place in Madrid is supposed to prepare the ground for more ambitious national climate commitments ...

No One Shall Incite Ethnocentrism in Afghanistan

No One Shall Incite Ethnocentrism  in Afghanistan

December 11,2019 | Sakhi Rezaie

Ethnocentrism, racial discrimination, and lack of religious tolerance have led to insurmountable challenges in Afghanistan. A large number of individuals are discriminated on ...

The Evolution of Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility

The Evolution of Chinese Corporate  Social Responsibility

December 11,2019 | Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada

Over the last decade, Chinese businesses have made significant strides in incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into their decision-making...

International Anti-Corruption Day Marked in Afghanistan

International Anti-Corruption Day  Marked in Afghanistan

December 10,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Today is coincided with International Anti-Corruption Day which annually marked on December 9th. At the outset, it began with the adoption of the United Nations Convention ...

Macron Alone

Macron Alone

December 10,2019 | Sławomir Sierakowski

You can be talented, handsome, rhetorically skilled, and politically brave, and yet suffer for it. In the long run, prudence and restraint are crucial ingredients of successful ...

Ambassador’s Op-Ed: Every Afghan Citizen Should be a Whistle-blower

Ambassador’s Op-Ed: Every Afghan Citizen Should be a Whistle-blower

December 09,2019 | By: Ambassador of Anti-Corruption Group

International Anti-Corruption Day is observed every year on December 9th. This began with the adoption of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in 2003, which Afghanistan ...

Beirut and Santiago in the Streets: Why Multinationals Should Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes

Beirut and Santiago in the Streets:  Why Multinationals Should Pay  Their Fair Share of Taxes

December 09,2019 | Magdalena Sepúlveda

Will 2020 be as explosive as the year that is coming to an end? This is the anxiety that embraces governments around the world, still destabilized by massive and unexpected popular ...

Rights of Persons With Disabilities in Afghanistan

Rights of Persons  With Disabilities in Afghanistan

December 08,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Since 1992, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually marked on 3 December around the world. The theme that has been chosen for 2019 IDPD ...

Theories of Capability and Security as Bases of Nuclear Going

Theories of Capability and Security as  Bases of Nuclear Going

December 08,2019 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

In contemporary world the mad nuclear arms race is high on the political agenda of most neo-cons, super-patriots, religious fanatics and arms dealers. Throughout the nuclear ...