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Rural-Urban Migration: the Main Factor Behind Challenges in Kabul City

Rural-Urban Migration: the Main Factor Behind  Challenges in Kabul City

September 27,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan and considered as one of the ancient city of the world with having a history of over than 3,000 years, it is faced with many social ...

Shaping Palestinian politics: The UAE has a leg up on Turkey

Shaping Palestinian politics: The UAE has a leg up on Turkey

September 27,2020 | James M. Dorsey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t miss a beat during his address to the United Nations General Assembly ...

The Ups and Downs of Constitutional Development in Afghanistan

The Ups and Downs of Constitutional Development in Afghanistan

September 26,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

This is more than a century that Afghanistan has been experiencing ups and downs with tolerating countless sacrifices until achieved the modern constitution in 2004. In 1880 When...

Democrats Must Finally Play Hardball

Democrats Must Finally Play Hardball

September 26,2020 | Jan-Werner Mueller

Around the world, right-wing populists are hollowing out democracy and the rule of law. But unlike many twentieth-century dictators, today’s aspiring authoritarians ...

Why Afghan Women Suffer

Why Afghan Women Suffer

September 23,2020 | M. Hashemi

Woman, the social and historical pariah of human society, lives a noisome life. She is doomed to suffer overwhelming pain and anguish in one way or another. Her beauty is deemed ...

Avoiding a Climate Lockdown

Avoiding a Climate Lockdown

September 23,2020 | Mariana Mazzucato

As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, governments introduced lockdowns in order to prevent a public-health emergency from spinning out of control. In the near future ...

Taliban Must Honor Diversity in Intra-Afghan Talks

Taliban Must Honor Diversity in  Intra-Afghan Talks

September 22,2020 | Dr. Hussain Yasa

After one week of the opening of the Intra-Afghan Talks, at last, the distance between the two negotiating teams started surfacing in the first session of their proper face ...

Anti-Terror Strategy of US in Afghanistan

Anti-Terror Strategy of US in Afghanistan

September 22,2020 | Dr. 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 ...

The Environmental Consequences of Political Repression

The Environmental Consequences of Political  Repression

September 21,2020 | Henry MunangatireHenry Munangatire

Zimbabwe was once Africa’s rising star. Boasting robust human capital, considerable natural-resource wealth, and modern infrastructure, it was the continent’s leadi ...

The Winter Nightmare or Upcoming Air-pollution in Cold Season

The Winter Nightmare or Upcoming Air-pollution  in Cold Season

September 21,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

With closing to the cold season, many of the citizens are preparing to buy heating fuel for the winter. The main fuel which is usually used for heating households in Kabul are ...

Feminism and its implication in Afghanistan

Feminism and its implication in Afghanistan

September 20,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Feminism is a range of social, political, and ideological movements that aim to define, establish, and achieve the political, economic, personal, and social equality between men and women...

How Poverty Reduction Can Survive Deglobalization

How Poverty Reduction Can Survive  Deglobalization

September 20,2020 | Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have curtailed globalization in ways that the current US administration could scarcely have dreamed up even a year ago. But, viewed in a broader context, this year ...

Assessing Democratic achivements of Afghanistan

Assessing Democratic achivements of Afghanistan

September 19,2020 | M. Hashemi

Yesterday, September 15, was  coincided with the World Democracy Day. This pertinence gets more important when it links to the current historic  dialogue in Doha which is to discuss ...

Strong unions are pivotal for safety of healthcare workers and patients

Strong unions are pivotal for safety of healthcare workers and patients

September 19,2020 | Bobby Ramakant - CNS

In May 2019, all 194 countries that set the agenda of the World Health Organization met at the 72nd World Health Assembly and endorsed the establishment of World Patient Safety Day ...

The public Reactions over Intra-Afghan Peace Process

The public Reactions over Intra-Afghan Peace  Process

September 16,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The long continued war in Afghanistan has become erosive and tiring to both Afghan people and regional and international stakeholders. During the opening day of the talks many world countries ...

The Arab Betrayal of Palestine

The Arab Betrayal of Palestine

September 16,2020 | Daoud Kuttab

It is normal for countries with deep disagreements nonetheless to maintain diplomatic, trade, and commercial relations...

Supporting of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Means Supporting Peace and Democracy

Supporting of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan  Means Supporting Peace and Democracy

September 15,2020 | Dawlat Bakhtiari

Afghanistan is one of the most fragile and conflict affected nation of the world. The four decades home war remains it structurally weak and chronically dependent on outside support in military ...

The V-Shaped Recovery Marches On

The V-Shaped Recovery Marches On

September 15,2020 | Jim O’Neill

Large swaths of the global economy are exhibiting traditional signs of a V-shaped recovery from the pandemic-induced collapse this spring...

Human Rights’ Discourse

Human Rights’ Discourse

September 14,2020 | Hujjatullah Zia

Men’s rights and freedoms are violated on a large scale around the globe and there are many barriers hampering them to exercise their rights to life, liberty and estate ...

UAE Recognition of Israel Dents Emirati Religious Soft Power

UAE Recognition of Israel Dents Emirati Religious Soft Power

September 14,2020 | September 14,2020

The United Arab Emirates’ establishment of diplomatic relations with Israel is damaging its efforts to garner religious ...

The Political Message of Recent Successive Attacks

The Political Message of Recent  Successive Attacks

September 13,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In the Eve of Intra Afghan Peace Talks,  the Taliban consecutive attacks have increased across the country. In recent days, the Taliban attacks were more meaningful targeting ...

Beirut Must Be Saved

Beirut Must Be Saved

September 13,2020 | Marwan Abboud

For millennia, Lebanon has been a meeting point for different cultures and peoples, and also a victim of regional power struggles that have stood in the way of lasting peace...

Let’s Cross Our Fingers with the Start of Peace Talks

Let’s Cross Our Fingers with the Start of  Peace Talks

September 12,2020 | Hujjatullah Zia

US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has held a meeting with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Abdul Hakim Haqqani, the new head of the Taliban negotiating team, in the Qatari capital ...

The UN’s Unhappy Birthday

The UN’s Unhappy Birthday

September 12,2020 | Richard Haass

NEW YORK – The United Nations turns 75 this autumn, and if this were a normal year, many of the world’s leaders would gather in New York City to celebrate this milestone ...

Our Responsibility in Age of Globalization

Our Responsibility in  Age of Globalization

September 10a,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although there is no scientific consensus on definition of globalization, many scholars define it as deterritoralization of cultural, political and economic ...

Africa’s Peace and Prosperity Begin at Home

Africa’s Peace and Prosperity Begin at Home

September 10a,2020 | Abiy Ahmed

Africans must take responsibility for our continent’s affairs. We have all the ingredients we need to succeed, starting with a growing population – including a large and increasingly ...

The Theoretical Factors of Legitimacy Crisis

The Theoretical Factors of  Legitimacy Crisis

September 09,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

In political literature, there are different definition for political legitimacy such as being legal, in accordance with the law or in accordance with contentment of people...

Don’t Buy Bezosware

Don’t Buy Bezosware

September 09,2020 | Sava Tatić

When it comes to news media’s declining health, technology has been viewed as both the cause and the cure. When the Internet upended traditional news organizations’ business model ...

Consequences of Soviet Intervention in Modern Afghanistan

Consequences of Soviet Intervention  in Modern Afghanistan

September 07,2020 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

The Soviet intervention that took place in December 1979 had posed not only a serious threat to India’s security but to the entire South Asian region. As the intervention was ...

The Belarusian Kids Are Alright

The Belarusian Kids Are Alright

September 07,2020 | Sławomir Sierakowski

Belarusian university students marked the start of the academic year on September 1 by announcing a strike. They planned to gather in Victory Square and then march ...

Innovative Financing for Women’s Health Becomes Vital When Purse Strings Tighten

Innovative Financing for Women’s Health  Becomes Vital When Purse Strings Tighten

September 05,2020 | Shobha Shukla

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of weak health systems that were ill prepared to withstand the onslaught of the pandemic. As documented by the Pulse ...

The Inclusion of Mothers’ Names in National ID: A Big Step Towards Women Rights

The Inclusion of Mothers’ Names in National ID:  A Big Step Towards Women Rights

September 06,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last week, the cabinet of Afghan government approved adding name of mothers on national identity card. It seems that this action has happened in response to a social ...

Pakistan and Legitimizing the Taliban

Pakistan and Legitimizing the Taliban

September 05,2020 | Mohammad Hedayat Translated by Shir Husain Rahemi

In the past few days, Pakistan has invited key members of the Taliban’s Qatari office to Islamabad. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the Taliban ...

The Uncertainty Pandemic

The Uncertainty Pandemic

September 05,2020 | Kenneth Rogoff

The next few months will tell us a lot about the shape of the coming global recovery. Despite ebullient stock markets, uncertainty about COVID-19 remains pervasive. Regardless of ...

Another Afghanistan in Making in South Asia

Another Afghanistan in Making  in South Asia

September 02,2020 | Bimal Prasad Mohapatra

In the part of South Asia, in hapless Afghanistan, the curtain on its decades’ old civil war has not been allowed to be pulled down. Millions died, millions injured beyond ...