Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Our Responsibility to Climate Migrants

Our Responsibility to Climate Migrants

July 17,2021 | Bill McKibben

Last November, as the most active Atlantic hurricane season ever recorded ground to a close, the last two big storms – Eta and Iota – ripped into Central America. ...

What Is Going On in the Areas Under the Domination of Taliban?

What Is Going On in the Areas  Under the Domination of Taliban?

July 14,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although access to accurate and comprehensive information from the areas under the control of the Taliban is not easy, the new technology such as mobile phones, social media networks ...

Are We Hungry for Change for Genuinely Transforming Food Systems? (Last Part)

Are We Hungry for Change for Genuinely  Transforming Food Systems? (Last Part)

July 14,2021 | Shobha Shukla

According to Kuyek, “This massive acquisition of farmlands has a direct bearing on climate change also, as industrial agriculture contributes to at least 1/3 of global green house ...

Chronic Conflicts and Their Root Factors in Afghanistan

 Chronic Conflicts and Their Root Factors in Afghanistan

July 13,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The concept of conflict refers to a situation in which people, groups, or countries are involved in a serious disagreement or argument that may or may not lead to war and violence. . .

Are We Hungry for Change for Genuinely Transforming Food Systems? (Part 1)

Are We Hungry for Change for Genuinely  Transforming Food Systems? (Part 1)

July 13,2021 | Shobha Shukla

While the governments chant the mantra of “leaving no one behind”, it is ironic that they are abetting corporate grabbing of land and resources, which is pushing ...

The Role and Policy of Regional Countries in Post-US Afghanistan

The Role and Policy of Regional Countries  in Post-US Afghanistan

July 12,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Following the US decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, this country is entering a new phase of its political changes and challenges. These changes and challenges can be categorized ...

Chasing Peace in Afghanistan: Dynamics and Dilemmas

Chasing Peace in Afghanistan: Dynamics and Dilemmas

July 12,2021 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

Peace has been the dearest thing in last two decades in Afghanistan after the commencement of declared and final war against the terror on 7 October 2001, waged by US-led forces ...

Legitimacy Achieved via Public Participation, not Military Action

Legitimacy Achieved via Public  Participation, not Military Action

July 11,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

Amidst the ongoing conflict, resumption of peace talks is making the headlines. The Taliban delegation, after making a trip to Iran, signaled positively for resumption of talks ...

The Public-Health Data Systems We Need

The Public-Health Data Systems We Need

July 11,2021 | Christopher J.L. Murray

When an infectious disease strikes, every day matters. The longer it takes to spot, investigate, and contain an outbreak, the more lives we may lose...

The Challenges and Advantages of E-learning in Afghanistan

The Challenges and Advantages of E-learning  in Afghanistan

July 10,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although the third wave of covid-19 has not ended in the country, the educational centers are going to re-open from the next weeks with certain conditions and restrictions. ...

The Race to Sustainable Abundance

The Race to Sustainable Abundance

July 10,2021 | Michael R. Bloomberg, Saleemul Huq, and Agnes Kalibata

The global race to achieve net-zero greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions as soon as possible is also a race to realize a new kind of abundance: of public health, vibrant nature ...

Central Banking, Fast and Slow

Central Banking, Fast and Slow

July 07,2021 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

Economic-policy discussions in the eurozone, the United Kingdom, and the United States increasingly revolve around the question of when and how quickly central banks should pull back ...

Women – Victim of Restrictive Culture

Women – Victim of Restrictive Culture

July 07,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghan women suffered severely as a result of cultural restrictions and social traditions. They were left at the mercy of discriminations on the grounds of their sex and deemed an inferior ...

Religious Extremism: Roots, Contexts, and Solutions

Religious Extremism: Roots, Contexts, and Solutions

July 06,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The domination of extremist groups is becoming more probable in Afghanistan after the start of international troops withdrawal. Now, the next most fundamental concern and the question

Lipstick and COVID-19

Lipstick and COVID-19

July 06,2021 | Sarah Hawkes and Kent Buse

“Is my lipstick protecting me against COVID-19?” ranks as one of the more intriguing email queries we have received from a member of the public since we began ...

Change in the Taliban’s View Is a Myth

Change in the Taliban’s View Is a Myth

July 05,2021 | Sattar Soroush

The war and violence have been escalated these days all across the country. It seems the Taliban have keen interest in seizing political power through military activity and establish ...

Biden Is Back, America Isn’t

Biden Is Back, America Isn’t

July 05,2021 | Carl Bildt

America is back. That was the key message US President Joe Biden sought to convey during his first trip abroad since taking office in January. But while Biden himself has rejoined ...

Religious Extremism: Roots, Contexts and Solutions

Religious Extremism: Roots,  Contexts and Solutions

July 04,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Undoubtedly, the Islamic world including Afghanistan have are facing so many challenges. One of the most prominent challenges is the growth of terrorism and religious extremism...

Democracy and Human Rights in Afghanistan: Challenges Ahead

Democracy and Human Rights in  Afghanistan: Challenges Ahead

July 04,2021 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

Everyone of us talks happily about the withdrawal of US-led NATO security forces from Afghanistan having damp care for democratic values and human rights abuses done previously ...

Military Deal not Solution to Ongoing Conflict

Military Deal not Solution to  Ongoing Conflict

July 03,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

The recent escalation in violence has led to countless of fatalities. Both warring parties, mainly the Taliban militants, have sustained heavy casualties...

How to Feed Ourselves

How to Feed Ourselves

July 03,2021 | Gilbert F. Houngbo

Humanity is drifting into increasing danger. Climate change is accelerating; biodiversity is plummeting; hunger and extreme poverty are rising; and the gap between ...

Violence Leads to Indescribable Suffering

Violence Leads to Indescribable Suffering

June 30,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

The nascent democracy in Afghanistan has been hampered by the Taliban’s guerrilla-style attacks. The protected war has never been mitigated despite sacrifices made by Afghan people and the olive branch offered to the Taliban by the government...

Economics Needs a Climate Revolution

Economics Needs a Climate Revolution

June 30,2021 | Tom Brookes and Gernot Wagner

Nowhere are the limitations of neoclassical economic thinking – the DNA of economics as it is currently taught and practiced – more apparent than in the face of the climate ...

Why Freedom of Expression Matters

Why Freedom of Expression Matters

June 29,2021 | Maryam Hashemi

There have always been efforts to restrict freedom of speech in the world in some way or the other. However, the fact is that it has survived anyway and today there are as many opinions ...

New Frontiers in Climate-Risk Analytics

New Frontiers in Climate-Risk Analytics

June 29,2021 | Paul Munday and Michael Wilkins

In recent years, record-breaking temperatures and extreme weather events have highlighted the overwhelming impact of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions on the global climate...

Taliban’s Military Victory is a dream than will Never Come True

Taliban’s Military Victory is a dream than will  Never Come True

June 28,2021 | Sattar Soroush

It has been a while since the Taliban have increased their attacks all across the country and are making a special effort to seize political power and set up an Islamic ...

Building an Inclusive, Networked UN

Building an Inclusive, Networked UN

June 28,2021 | María Fernanda Espinosa

Great-power competition, the troubling rise of xenophobic nationalism, existential environmental threats, and the ongoing COVID-19 onslaught present major global ...

Taliban either Reel from Heavy Casualties or Return to Negotiating Table

Taliban either Reel from Heavy Casualties or Return to Negotiating Table

June 27,2021 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghanistan’s decades-long conflict has entered a new phase following the US’ decision to withdraw all its troops from the country by the 20th anniversary of 9/11. .. .

Taming the New Wild West

Taming the New Wild West

June 27,2021 | Richard Haass

During the Cold War, summit meetings between the United States and the Soviet Union were often dominated by agreements to set limits on nuclear weapons and the systems built ...

The world Day against Drug Abuse and its Implications in Afghanistan

The world Day against Drug Abuse and its Implications in Afghanistan

June 26,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Today, the 26th of June is observed as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The United Nations General Assembly set this day through the resolution ...

Taliban Profile: Becoming Inevitable in Afghan Politics

Taliban Profile: Becoming Inevitable in Afghan Politics

June 26,2021 | Dr. Rajkumar Singh

‘Taliban’ is a loanword of Arabic ‘talib’ and Persian plural ending ‘an’ which became commonly meaning a group of students, mainly originated in the background of Soviet intervention ...

Public Fears and Concerns over Drought and Famine Crisis in Afghanistan

Public Fears and Concerns over Drought and Famine  Crisis in Afghanistan

June 23,2021 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Although the summer has just begun and today is the first day of this season in Afghanistan, the bell of drought crisis has already alarmed in the country...

Deciding Humanity’s Future

Deciding Humanity’s Future

June 23,2021 | Johan Rockström, Marcia McNutt, and Brian Schmidt

At the recent G7 summit in Cornwall, Sir David Attenborough described the decisions currently facing the world’s richest countries as “the most important ...

Hatred and Atrocity not Lead Us to Freedom

Hatred and Atrocity not  Lead Us to Freedom

June 22,2021 | Abdul Samad

This century will be remembered as a century, marked by violence and devastation. It burdens us with the consequence of mass destruction, of perpetual violence inflicted on an ...

The Last Thing This Century Needs

The Last Thing This Century Needs

June 22,2021 | Joschka Fischer

This month’s G7 summit seemed to confirm what has long been apparent: The United States and China are entering into a cold war similar to the one between the US ...