Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Defining Democracy

Defining Democracy

January 01, 2018 | Dilawar Sherzai

The basic question about a democratic system is that whether it protects the liberty and rights of the people as whole or it protects the liberty of every individual. Does it let the individuals...

The Diverse Effects of Investment Barriers

The Diverse Effects of Investment Barriers

January 01, 2018 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Paving the way for foreign and domestic investment is considered as a key factor for developing the Afghan fragile economy. Promoting investment will help domestic production, unemployment...

Is ISIL on the Run?

Is ISIL on the Run?

December 31, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Losing ground in Iraq and Syria, the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has extended its reach in other parts of the region, including Afghanistan. 2017 has been a deadly...

Open a New Chapter for China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Cooperation

Open a New Chapter for China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Cooperation

December 30, 2017 | Zhang Zhixin

The first China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue was held successfully in Beijing on 26th December 2017. Foreign Minister Wang Yi of the People’s Republic of China, Foreign...

2017 – A Deadly Year for the World

2017 – A Deadly Year for the World

December 30, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The carnage and violence occur frequently around the world despite the public concern. The voices of human rights activists in advocating the rights of individuals fall on deaf ears and all...

Political Rift Widens

Political Rift Widens

December 28, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The tension between Afghan officials has resurfaced after a lull. With the controversial result of third round presidential election, which was held in 2014, the National Unity Government...

Teachers should be Prepared and Organized

Teachers should be Prepared and Organized

December 27, 2017 | Zahir Akbari

Teaching is one of the most complicated, challenging, stressful, time-consuming careers a person can choose to pursue. It demands broad knowledge of subject matter, enthusiasm, a caring...

Unemployment Crises

Unemployment Crises

December 25, 2017 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Based on various studies the rate of unemployment has been increasing in few last years in Afghanistan. The National Union of Afghanistan Workers roughly estimated that 60% of eligible...

No One Deserves Inhuman Treatment

No One Deserves Inhuman Treatment

December 24, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

People sustain inhuman treatment in times of war and peace across the world and their rights and “inherent dignity” are violated in one way or another. Although there is a set...

Civilians Bear the Brunt of War and Violence

Civilians Bear the Brunt of War and Violence

December 23, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

War and violence have inflicted heavy casualties upon nations and left indescribable destruction behind. People have been suffering from violence for many centuries and decades, but the violence...

The Suffocating Air of Kabul

The Suffocating Air of Kabul

December 21, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Kabul residents encounter a myriad of challenges and air pollution is one of the most serious one. The pollution increases in winter as residents burn coal for heating. Thick columns of smoke are...

What is unity?

What is unity?

December 21, 2017 | Zahir Akbari

Unity is the act of joining together and living together under a nondiscriminatory political system in order to achieve national goals. In the meantime, political systems, more importantly...

Growing Distrust

Growing Distrust

December 20, 2017 | Dilawar Sherzai

After Bonn one agreements, President Hamid Karzai was brought to the front to assume the Herculean task of leading Afghanistan, which was emerging out of three decades of warfare and conflict...

Winter – The Hell of the Poor

Winter – The Hell of the Poor

December 19, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The poor are left at the mercy of cold weather in Afghanistan. There are many poor men and women who seek to survive the cold winter. It will not be an exaggeration to call winter the hell of the...

Story of Violence

Story of Violence

December 17, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

One’s mind and senses will go numb to hear the stories of violence reported in national and international media. The rights and dignity of men and women are violated flagrantly as a result...

Human Dignity – The Cornerstone of Human Rights

Human Dignity – The Cornerstone of Human Rights

December 16, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Recognition of the “inherent dignity” of mankind “is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world” and all members of human family are equal in dignity...

ISIL Should Not be Downplayed in Afghanistan

ISIL Should Not be Downplayed in Afghanistan

December 14, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has filled the air with fear as reports say that the ISIL fighters gained firm foothold in the country after losing ground in Iraq...

Reviving Moral Values

Reviving Moral Values

December 13, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

It is beyond doubt that humans show natural tendencies towards beauties does not matter whether it is internal or external beauty. In other words, one naturally feels a strong spiritual thirst...

How to Bring the Taliban to Peace Table?

How to Bring the Taliban to Peace Table?

December 12, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Peace negotiation between Afghan government and the Taliban has been a controversial issue. The rocky road of peace talks frequently came to a stalemate. No country has been able to break the...

The Importance of Morality

The Importance of Morality

December 11, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

God has been profoundly real to me in recent years. In the midst of outer dangers, I have felt an inner calm. In the midst of lonely days and dreary nights, I have heard an inner voice...

Where is the International Community?

Where is the International Community?

December 10, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Civilians suffer severely as a result of war and militancy. Regional conflicts and terrorist acts have inflicted heavy sufferings and casualties upon them. Both states and terrorist networks...

The Yemen Crisis

The Yemen Crisis

December 07, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The mounting conflict in Yemen will put an adverse effect on the regional security and inflict heavy sufferings on Yemenis. Following the Syria’s conflict, Yemen is most likely to...

Terrorism Remains a Serious Issue

Terrorism Remains a Serious Issue

December 05, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghan nation paid heavy sacrifices in combating terrorism. The militant fighters, mainly the Taliban and self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), carried out indiscriminate...

Loya Jirga from Legal Perspective

Loya Jirga from Legal Perspective

December 04, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

In tribal belts, the issues are resolved by tribal council consisting of elders and influential figures, this tradition held strong sway in the past. Loya Jirga (Grand National Assembly)...

The Thucydides Trap and Sino-US Relations

The Thucydides Trap and Sino-US Relations

December 03, 2017 | Shakir wazir

Thucydides, a Greek historian, who recounted the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens in The History of Peloponnesian War and wrote that the rising power of Athens had spawned fears in...

No End to Human Rights Violation

No End to Human Rights Violation

December 02, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Human rights violation continues unabated in contemporary era. People’s rights and dignity are humiliated. They are still judged on the grounds of their color. People of color still...

Orange Wishes for the Black Days of Zahra

Orange Wishes for the Black Days of Zahra

November 29, 2017 | Fatima Faizi

These days, elimination of violence against women is debated hotly by civil society activists, media, and social media. The effectiveness of annual ceremony, which is celebrated with great...

The Endless Talks vs. Endless War

The Endless Talks vs. Endless War

November 29, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Within the past two years, the Taliban carried out large-scale attacks against Afghanistan and killed scores of Afghan soldiers and civilians. With mullah Haibatullah at the helm, the Taliban...

High Time for Peace Talks With Taliban

High Time for Peace Talks With Taliban

November 28, 2017 | Manish Rai

The Taliban recent attacks on the Afghan security forces in the southern province of Kandahar and Farah intended to demoralize Afghan forces beset by casualties and desertions since NATO...

Still Not Hearing the Death Knell of IS

Still Not Hearing the Death  Knell of IS

November 28, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

The self-styled Islamic State (IS) group left a tragic history behind. Under the mask of religion, the IS carried out bloody war and shed streams of blood not only in Iraq and Syria but...

Only Negotiation will Pour Oil on Troubled Waters

Only Negotiation will Pour Oil on Troubled Waters

November 27, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Although democracy is debated hotly in modern world, democratic principles are violated to a great extent. People’s rights and dignity are infringed not only by militants but also by...

The Vulnerability of Democracy in Afghanistan

The Vulnerability of Democracy in Afghanistan

November 26, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

In democratic systems, separation of powers is highly crucial and it was first discussed in 1301, Afghan calendar, in the constitution approved by King Amanullah Khan. In the current constitution...

The Consequences of Violence against Women in Family

The Consequences of Violence  against Women in Family

November 26, 2017 | Qurban Ali Ansari

Violence against women means disregarding women’s natural and human rights. The General Assembly of the United Nations approved November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination...

Women – Prone to Social and Political Ills

Women – Prone to Social and Political Ills

November 25, 2017 | Hujjatullah Zia

Women are left at the mercy of social, political, and economic pain and sufferings around the globe. Their rights and freedoms are violated in some ways by many groups. Their social and cultural...

The Echo of Zahra’s Suicide

The Echo of Zahra’s Suicide

November 23, 2017 | Mohammad Hedayat

The news about Zahra’s suicide went viral and triggered public conjecture, which was stereotypical. There were words about the refusal of her monograph for six times, lack of patience...