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The ups and downs of democracy in Afghanistan

The ups and downs of democracy  in Afghanistan

February 06,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although the modernization process has begun since the kingdom of Habibullah Khan and Amanullah Khan in Afghanistan, the experience of democracy is attributed to two distinct ...

Coronavirus: A Tiny Creature that challenged the world

Coronavirus: A Tiny Creature that  challenged the world

February 05,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The Coronavirus, designated 2019-nCoV, is the newest and deadliest pest of the time that challenged the world equipped with modern technologies. In fact, it has not only challenged ...

Why We Need Wetlands

Why We Need Wetlands

February 05,2020 | Martha Rojas Urrego

It’s called the Extinction Wing. Located in a dark corner of the Paris Museum of Natural History, it houses a haunting collection of species that have long vanished from the natural world. With biodiversity declining faster than at any time ...

The Pathology of Afghan Peace process

The Pathology of Afghan Peace process

February 04,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

As reports quotes from the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad, no notable progress achieved in the talks with Taliban. This comes after a long ...

Fantasy Fiscal Policy

Fantasy Fiscal Policy

February 04,2020 | Kenneth Rogoff

Will the next recession be worse than you think? With the major central banks having little space for further interest-rate cuts, might the next cyclical downturn become a crash? ...

How To Form A Learning Habit

How To Form A Learning Habit

February 03,2020 | Dilawar Sherzai

Human beings come to this world with an innate desire for learning. Since the very early days of his childhood till he is an old man the process of learning continues. As the knowledge ...

What Kind of Great Power Can Europe Become?

What Kind of Great Power Can  Europe Become?

February 03,2020 | Joschka Fischer

World War II, and the period of decolonization that followed it, brought to an end the centuries-long global domination of Europe’s great powers. After 1945, neither of the global ...

Why Understanding Other Perspectives Matters

Why Understanding Other  Perspectives Matters

February 02,2020 | M. Hashemi

I have a different opinion and you have a different one. I am a part of a distinct group and you are with another group. However, it is not a matter that should be considered something ...

Profile of Nuclear Power and Politics in South Asia

Profile of Nuclear Power and  Politics in South Asia

February 02,2020 | Rajkumar Singh

There are three chief  fissile materials that are used   in  nuclear reactions: Uranium-233 (233-U),  Uranium-235 (235-U)  and  Plutonium-239 (239-PU). In addition ...

Rule of Law Promotion as a Basic Requirement

 Rule of Law Promotion as a  Basic Requirement

February 01,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

With passing every year the children causalities and children issues are increasing due to senseless war in Afghanistan. According to a recent report released by Amnesty International ...

Has Davos Man Changed?

Has Davos Man Changed?

February 01,2020 | Joseph E. Stiglitz

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum’s flagship meeting of the world’s business and political elites in Davos, Switzerland. Much has changed since my first Davos in 1995. Back then, there was euphoria over ...

Joining GPFC a Big Step towards Freedom of Expression

Joining GPFC a Big Step towards  Freedom of Expression

January 30,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

When we discuss about freedom, various types of freedom come in our mind including freedom of religion, freedom of thoughts, freedom of belief, freedom of speech, freedom of the press. . .

The Twilight of EU Foreign Policy

The Twilight of EU Foreign Policy

January 30,2020 | Sławomir Sierakowski

Reporting on a recent conference in Berlin to discuss the conflict in Libya, one of Germany’s largest newspapers, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, notes that, “the days when America ...

Afghanistan-India Relations: A Good Example amongst Regional Countries

Afghanistan-India Relations: A Good  Example amongst Regional Countries

January 29,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last Friday was coincided with the 70th anniversary of bilateral relations between Afghanistan and India. Many Afghans believes that these relations have been strong, unlimited, stable ...

The Power of AI in Emerging Markets

The Power of AI in Emerging Markets

January 29,2020 | Frank-Jürgen Richter

Artificial intelligence is permeating almost every aspect of life in advanced economies. From governments to businesses to individuals, AI’s reach is sweeping ...

The Positive Role of Moderate Tradition in Social and Economic Development

The Positive Role of Moderate Tradition in Social and Economic Development

January 28,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The growing oppositions between traditionalists and modernists is one of the several factors which cause socio-cultural gaps and divisions among technocrat and ...

The End of Neoliberalism and the Rebirth of History

The End of Neoliberalism and the  Rebirth of History

January 28,2020 | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ

At the end of the Cold War, political scientist Francis Fukuyama wrote a celebrated essay called “The End of History?” Communism’s collapse, he argued, would clear the ...

Rule of Law Promotion as a Basic Requirement

 Rule of Law Promotion as a  Basic Requirement

January 27,2020 | 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 and ...

Has the World Economy Reached Peak Growth?

Has the World Economy  Reached Peak Growth?

January 27,2020 | Jim O’Neill

At the start of a new decade, many commentators are understandably focused on the health of the global economy. GDP growth this decade most likely will be lower than during the ...

National Budget as a National Priority

National Budget as a  National Priority

January 26,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The national budget is an important financial document proposed for government expenditure for one year and it is often prepared and presented by the ...

Building Cooperation in an Unsettled World

Building Cooperation in an  Unsettled World

January 26,2020 | Børge Brende

The world is at a turning point, with power shifting and dispersing in ways that signal the emergence of a new multipolar era. In the resulting turbulent global environment, opportunities ...

Agreement in Doha but Disagreements in Kabul

Agreement in Doha but  Disagreements in Kabul

January 25,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

This is several times when the peace talks between the US envoys and the Taliban progress in Doha, the divergence of opinions intensifies in Kabul. This time, it has ...

Net-Zero at Davos

Net-Zero at Davos

January 25,2020 | Jules Kortenhorst

At its annual flagship meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this year, the World Economic Forum called on companies from around the world to commit to reducing their ...

The Solution for Kabul’s Diseased Lungs

The Solution for Kabul’s Diseased Lungs

January 23,2020 | Sayed Sameer Sadat

From smog hanging over cities to smoke inside the home, air pollution poses a major threat to health and climate. Air pollution specifically outdoor air pollution which is ...

All is not Well Under Globalisation

All is not Well Under Globalisation

January 23,2020 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

In today’s world globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation is gaining growing attention as a strategy for survival, competition and growth. True economic globalisation involves a

How to Ensure Effective Governance

How to Ensure Effective Governance

January 22,2020 | M Hashimi

Favorable, fair, and effective governance is clearly one of the most dominant factors for sustainable development. Today good governance is also a key to sustainable development. Honest and ...

Why AI Will Not Abolish Work

Why AI Will Not Abolish Work

January 22,2020 | Andrea Komlosy

The diffusion of artificial intelligence (AI) across the economy has raised the possibility – and for many, the fear – that machines will eventually replace human work. They will not only ...

Fulfilling the Responsibility of Being True Human Being

Fulfilling the Responsibility of Being  True Human Being

January 21,2020 | Asim

Every society is recognized from the types of its problems and the nature of its values and habits of its people. The great societies of the world that achieved the ...

A Data Revolution for All

A Data Revolution for All

January 21,2020 | Michael Froman and Rajiv Shah

Science has revolutionized medicine and agriculture over the last 100 years, particularly for the poorest of the poor. Achievements ranging from the treatment of hookworm to the ...

Unlimited Potentials and Broad Prospects for China-Afghanistan Cooperation

Unlimited Potentials and Broad Prospects for  China-Afghanistan Cooperation

January 20,2020 | Wang Yu

There is a similar saying in both Chinese and Pashto, ‘as you sow, so shall you reap.’ On 20 January1955, China and Afghanistan established diplomatic relations. In the over 2,000 years ...

The Geopolitical Feature of Peace and War in Afghanistan

The Geopolitical Feature of  Peace and War in Afghanistan

January 20,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Though there have been various wars and conflicts in the world, the features of conflicts in Afghanistan seem unique. For example, many of post-colonial African and Latin America ...

Afghans’ Concerns over US-Taliban Likely Peace Agreement

Afghans’ Concerns over US-Taliban  Likely Peace Agreement

January 19,2020 | Hujjatullah Zia

The US and Taliban representatives, who have restarted their negotiations in the Qatari capital of Doha, are close to signing a peace deal. However, the talks were held behind closed doors and ...

Closing the SDG Gap

Closing the SDG Gap

January 19,2020 | Kevin Watkins

As global business and political leaders gather in Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, they should ask themselves one big question: Will the world achieve the ...

We Are As Strong As We Are United

We Are As Strong As We Are United

January 18,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The very simple definition of unity is act of joining together and living together under a nondiscriminatory political system in order to achieve national ...

Hostages of History

Hostages of History

January 18,2020 | Carl Bildt

During the recent flare-up between the United States and Iran, US President Donald Trump tweeted that he was prepared to bomb “52 Iranian sites (representing the ...