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How the Taliban chose the bullet over the ballot?

How the Taliban chose the bullet over the ballot?

November 08,2020 | Hussain Yasa

Abstract: Insofar as the Taliban leadership has a vision of the state, it embodies the centralism of the current Afghan state, but with supreme power dominated by the Taliban ....

A Brief Glimpse at C. Christine Fair Research Work: Fighting to the end - the Pakistan Army’s Way of War

A Brief Glimpse at C. Christine Fair Research Work: Fighting to the end - the Pakistan Army’s Way of War

November 07,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Ms. Fair is an American researcher who worked as a Senior Researcher with the Rand Research Institute and also worked in United Nations

Power Politics in the Indian Ocean

Power Politics in the Indian Ocean

November 07,2020 | Sajjad Aasim

Indian Ocean region is considered significant for the major powers in the international political arena. These powers see their security, economic and political interests connected ...

The US-backed Peace Process in Afghanistan

The US-backed Peace Process in Afghanistan

November 04,2020 | Sajjad Aasim

US peace process in Afghanistan includes the efforts directed towards ending the 19 years of the US war in Afghanistan, establishing peace with Taliban and initiating intra-Afghan ...

Foreign policy requirements in South Asia

Foreign policy requirements in South Asia

November 04,2020 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

Foreign policy is an instrument to serve the goals and national interest of a country. Managing relations with other states is a necessary activity of every state. . .

The Paradox of American Nationalism

The Paradox of American Nationalism

November 03,2020 | Sajjad Aasim

Nationalism pertains to the ideology or movement that connects an individual to a nation or ethnicity, which has a particular political role and pursues certain objectives. ...

Will Kabul Have a Different and Unpolluted Winter This Year?

Will Kabul Have a Different and Unpolluted Winter This Year?

November 03,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Last year, after persistent public complaints and criticisms about air pollution in Kabul, the government established the High Commission for Combating Air Pollution. ...

The Basic Requirements of political development in Afghanistan

The Basic Requirements of political development  in Afghanistan

November 02,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

One of the most important factors for survival of social, cultural and political life is adaptability with demand or requirements of time; even those animals such as dinosaur that failed ...

Can America Avoid an Election Crisis?

Can America Avoid an Election Crisis?

November 02,2020 | Robert Malley and Stephen Pomper

The 2020 US presidential election is unlike any other in living memory. Previous contests have been rancorous and some were described in existential terms. But never, at least ...

Why there is No Consensus on Terrorism and Terrorists?

Why there is No Consensus on Terrorism  and Terrorists?

November 01,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although terrorism is one of the universal threat, there is no theoretical and practical consensus about it. When we look at the political literature, there are more than ...

Give Centrism a Chance

Give Centrism a Chance

November 01,2020 | Michael Bröning

Europe’s progressive intelligentsia have come to scorn political “centrism.” A misguided focus on the middle ground, critics argue, precludes the formulation ...

The Social Consequences of Covid-19 in Afghanistan

The Social Consequences of Covid-19 in Afghanistan

October 31,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The covid-19 outbreak has left serious social, economic and health impact throughout the world, especially on weak countries such as Afghanistan. As the infrastructure and superstructure of Afghanistan has been largely weakened as a result forty years war ...

The Danger of Extremism for New Afghanistan

The Danger of Extremism for New Afghanistan

October 31,2020 | Dawlat Bakhtiari

Answering the question like: “Why life has lost its meaning for many Afghans” need reading some more pages about radicalism and extremism. Extremists are the people who is dark and life threatening with backward views and were seen ...

An Overview of Petrochemical Industry in Afghanistan

An Overview of Petrochemical Industry in  Afghanistan

October 28,2020 | Mohammad Basir Karimi

In Afghanistan after minor development in 2001 on business and industries, there have been more challenges and risks due to vulnerable environment and lack of infrastructure...

Trump Packs the Court His Way

Trump Packs the Court His Way

October 28,2020 | Elizabeth Drew

Following the US elections on November 3 – although its final resolution may take longer – the partisan arrangements of almost the entire US federal government are subject ...

A Glimpse at Famous Book of Hafiz Mansoor: the Seven-Headed Demon

A Glimpse at Famous Book of Hafiz Mansoor:  the Seven-Headed Demon

October 27,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Hafiz Mansoor is one of reformist figure of Afghanistan popular amidst young generation for his intellectual thoughts and benevolent characteristics. One of his popular scholarly ...

‘Heartland’ and ‘Rimland’ in Geopolitics

‘Heartland’ and ‘Rimland’ in Geopolitics

October 27,2020 |

In my previous article, I discussed Geopolitics in the light of Mahan’s Sea Power Theory. However, in Geopolitics, Heartland and Rimland theories are also of great significance...

A Terrorist Event or Genocidal Act in West of Kabul?

A Terrorist Event or Genocidal Act in West of Kabul?

October 26,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

According to Article 2 of the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, genocide is defined as any acts with intent to destroy ...

The Middle Eastern Past Is Never Dead

The Middle Eastern Past Is Never Dead

October 26,2020 | Mark Leonard

The images were touching. In early October, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visited the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin with his Israeli and Emirati counterparts. How better to celebrate ...

What will be the post US Election Scenarios in Afghanistan?

What will be the post US Election Scenarios  in Afghanistan?

October 25,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Given the escalation of war throughout the country and deadlock in intra-Afghan peace talks in Doha, everyone is worried about the future of the country. People ask what the next ...

Immunization Is the Best Weapon Against Poverty

Immunization Is the Best Weapon Against Poverty

October 25,2020 | Anuradha Gupta

A recent poll found that one in three Americans would not be willing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, while anti-vaxxers have reportedly gained at least 7.8 million new social ...

Geopolitics and Mahan’s Theory of Sea Power

Geopolitics and Mahan’s Theory of Sea Power

October 24,2020 | Sajjad Aasim

The roots of the term Geopolitics can be traced in ancient Greece. Aristotle and Thucydides used geopolitical reasoning in their seminal works that are considered important even ...

Afghanistan Must not be the Slaughterhouse of Civilians Anymore

Afghanistan Must not be the Slaughterhouse of  Civilians Anymore

October 24,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Sadly, the local media news shows that Afghanistan has become a slaughterhouse for Afghan civilians in recent weeks and months. Availing the defensive position of national security ...

US Foreign Policy Traditions

US Foreign Policy Traditions

October 21,2020 | Sajjad Aasim

American scholar, Walter Russel Mead, in his famous book – Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World – considers the foreign policy of the US as one ...

Dangers and kinds of ethnicity in South Asia

Dangers and kinds of ethnicity in South Asia

October 21,2020 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

In modern times, Anthony D. Smith places ethnicity in the context of modernisation and Cynthia Enloe examines the issue in the context of power and authority while John Saul looks ...

Growing Role of China and Russia in Central Asia

Growing Role of China and Russia in Central Asia

October 20,2020 | Sajjad Aasim

The Central Asian region is a very important region as far as its strategic location is concerned. It is basically a bridge between East and West, and can even be considered ...

The World Food Day Marked Amidst Food Crisis in Afghanistan

The World Food Day Marked Amidst Food Crisis in Afghanistan

October 20,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The 16th October was coincided with World Food Day. This day was celebrated in Afghanistan while a large number of Afghan people are suffering from food shortage and fell under ...

Pathology of Peace Building in Afghanistan

Pathology of Peace Building in Afghanistan

October 19,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although Afghanistan has increasingly witnessed peace movements in recent years, there seems no comprehensive strategy to cover all dimensions of peace such as cultural aspect ...

Making Business Work for Nature

Making Business Work for Nature

October 19,2020 | Erin Billman and Eva Zabey

The latest edition of the United Nations’ Global Biodiversity Outlook, published by the Convention on Biological Diversity, makes for bleak reading. As the report notes, biodiversity ...

George W. Bush and Afghanistan, Iraq Wars

George W. Bush and Afghanistan, Iraq Wars

October 18,2020 | Sajjad Aasim

George W. Bush was the president of the United States (US) from 2001 to 2009 – the most challenging times for the US as the country faced direct threats from global terrorism...

The situation of intellectual community in modern Afghanistan

The  situation of intellectual community in modern Afghanistan

October 18,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although there are numerous intellectuals, degree holders, scholars and universities, they have not played effective role in reconstruction of culture, economy and social integrity ...

Why We Are United in Disunity?

Why We Are United in Disunity?

October 17,2020 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although we have had some good achievements in last two decades in deferent fields, there were no admirable achievement in national oneness in Afghanistan. . .

The Recovery Needs Development Aid

The Recovery Needs Development Aid

October 17,2020 | Kevin Rudd

At the start of the year, when COVID-19 was ravaging Wuhan, China, and beginning to envelop the West, I warned that the crisis would likely be replicated across much ...

Trump’s Afghanistan Policy

Trump’s Afghanistan Policy

October 13,2020 | Sajjad Aasim

Afghanistan became significant for the United States and for the world as a whole after the incident of 9/11. Taliban, the rulers in Afghanistan at the time, refused ...

Leveraging Africa’s Informal Economy for Young People

Leveraging Africa’s Informal Economy for  Young People

October 13,2020 | Alice Saisha

By 2050, Africa will be home to 25% of the world’s workforce. And yet there is no guarantee that those workers – especially the growing share of young people among...