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China’s New World Media Order

China’s New World Media Order

June 08,2019 | Wu’er Kaixi and Christophe Deloire

Since the Tiananmen Square massacre 30 years ago, China has achieved extraordinary economic development. Yet, contrary to the expectations of many Western leaders and analysts ...

Why the EU Election Was a Win for Macron

Why the EU Election Was a Win for Macron

June 03,2019 | Zaki Laïdi

Though the final vote tally might seem to suggest otherwise, the European Parliament elections were a strategic success for French President Emmanuel Macron...

Italy’s Narrow Path to Recovery

Italy’s Narrow Path to Recovery

June 03,2019 | Pier Carlo Padoan

Italy faces a double economic crisis in which two recessions and a banking crisis over the past decade have come on top of a slow structural decline in growth over a far longer ...

Why Fukuyama is Breathtakingly Honest

Why Fukuyama is Breathtakingly Honest

June 02,2019 | M. Rezaie

The world, today, is going through a historic era whose repercussions will stay with mankind for generations to come. The decades ahead will define the future ...

Forgotten Voices: The Critical Role of the Afghan Diaspora in the Pursuit of Peace in Afghanistan

Forgotten Voices: The Critical Role of the Afghan  Diaspora in the Pursuit of Peace in Afghanistan

June 02,2019 | Gabriel Piccillo & Mark Thomas Patterson

The rights of the Afghan women are that their sons should not be killed, their husbands should not be killed, their houses should not be destroyed, they should not be forced ...

The Government and Parliament of Afghanistan: Under Effect of Two Inauspicious Triangles

The Government and Parliament of Afghanistan:  Under Effect of Two Inauspicious Triangles

June 01,2019 | Written by: Sayed Ali Motahhari / Translated by Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Undoubtedly, Afghanistan and its people are different from other people and countries of the world. The differences can be in terms of views, behavior and opinion regarding their ...

Has a No-Deal Brexit Become More Likely?

Has a No-Deal Brexit Become More Likely?

June 01,2019 | Anatole Kaletsky

After British Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation announcement, several of the candidates to succeed her have proclaimed their desire for a “no-deal Brexit.” In response ...

Kim Jong-un’s Moneyball Strategy

Kim Jong-un’s Moneyball Strategy

May 30,2019 | Kent Harrington

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prioritized pomp over policy while hosting US President Donald Trump this week. The one exception was the issue of North Korea, which ...

Taliban and Russia: Foreign Forces Must leave Afghanistan

Taliban and Russia: Foreign Forces Must leave Afghanistan

May 30,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

A group of Afghan politicians informally led by former President Hamid Karzai, members of the Taliban led by the deputy leader of the group Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar ...

Why Political Parties Cannot Play Constructive Role in Afghanistan?

Why Political Parties Cannot  Play Constructive Role in Afghanistan?

May 29,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Before everything we need to have a clear understanding about function, operation and nature of political parties; Scientifically, there are several definitions for political ...

How Inflation Could Return

How Inflation Could Return

May 29,2019 | Mohamed A. El-Erian

Debates about inflation in advanced economies have changed remarkably over the past decades. Setting aside (mis)measurement issues, concerns about debilitatingly high ...

Progress or Retrogress against Taliban?

Progress or Retrogress against Taliban?

May 28,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Unfortunately, there is no accurate information how much territory of Afghanistan is under control of Taliban, but comparing to the first decade of new Afghanistan Taliban have ...

China-EU Relationship in New Period

China-EU Relationship in New Period

May 28,2019 | You Nan

Over the past half century, there has been a sound basis for development between China and Europe, with mutual political trust, economic complementarity ...

Violence against Women Looms Large in Pakistan

Violence against Women Looms Large in Pakistan

May 27,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Gender discrimination and violence against women continue unabated in Pakistan. Women are harassed widely and fall victim to “honor killings” and men’s carnal ...

The Return of Takfiri Terrorist Group is Serious Threat to Afghanistan

The Return of Takfiri Terrorist Group is  Serious Threat to Afghanistan

May 26,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Unhappily, the news of appearing Takfiri terrorist group, especial IS-K branch on the northern frontiers of the country by Alexander Bortinkov, head of the Federal Security ...

The Myth of Climate Wars?

The Myth of Climate Wars?

May 26,2019 | Alaa Murabit and Luca Bücken

In the years leading up to Syria’s civil war, the country endured three consecutive record-breaking droughts. By forcing internal displacement, the droughts arguably ...

The Consequences of Persistent War on Lives of Women and Children in Afghanistan

The Consequences of Persistent War on Lives of  Women and Children in Afghanistan

May 25,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

After many years of insecurity and economic instability combined with rise of addition, Afghanistan is considered to be among the most dangerous geography for children and women!

Will Young Voters’ Apathy Take Down Europe?

Will Young Voters’ Apathy Take Down Europe?

May 25,2019 | Dominique Moisi

The need for a strong, unified Europe has never been greater. But enthusiasm for the European project has rarely been so weak, at least among the young . . .

Afghan parliament Brawls over Electing new Speaker

Afghan parliament Brawls over  Electing new Speaker

May 23,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Today the local media, especially the social media networks vastly posted photos and comments that showed hot news and scene of physical clashes in the newly inaugurated ...

Looking Back at 100

Looking Back at 100

May 23,2019 | Richard N. Haass

This is my 100th column for Project Syndicate. It comes nearly 20 years after my first. As is the case with most milestones, it offers a good opportunity to take stock ...

‘Republicanism’ and ‘Fundamental Rights’ Non-Negotiable

‘Republicanism’ and ‘Fundamental Rights’  Non-Negotiable

May 22,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Approval of a democratic constitution in a traditional society of Afghanistan has been a great achievement. It has been the product of Afghans’ sacrifices for their rights ...

In Defense of Europe

In Defense of Europe

May 22,2019 | Michel Barnier

The geopolitical chessboard is back. Following a post-1989 interlude in which the direction of history seemed to tilt toward a peaceful liberal international order ...

Concerns over Rise of Criminal Offences in Kabul City

Concerns over Rise of Criminal  Offences in Kabul City

May 21,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

Kabul residents worry about increase of targeted robberies, kidnapping and street killings while blaming police for cooperating with thieves and criminals...

Europe’s Only Decision

Europe’s Only Decision

May 21,2019 | Carl Bildt

As the European Parliament election approaches, Europe is abuzz with speculation over who will lead the main European Union institutions for the next five years ...

The Most Controversial Election Concluded in Afghanistan

The Most Controversial Election  Concluded in Afghanistan

May 20,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has finally, after almost seven months, announced the most controversial election result in Afghanistan. According to article 83 of the constitution ...

The “Debt Trap” is a Plot Imposed on China by The West

The “Debt Trap” is a Plot Imposed  on China by The West

May 20,2019 | Li Shuyu, Liang Daitong, Zhu Like

The Belt and Road Initiative” is the primary way to promote development at home and abroad.China is keen to connect it with other areas better by infrastructure ...

Challenges Hampering Law Enforcement

Challenges Hampering Law Enforcement

May 19,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Democratic principles and human rights have been a dominant discourse in Afghanistan. Afghan Constitution has been approved following the Bonn Conference ...

The future of peace in Afghanistan is Rooted in Lessons from the Past (Part 2)

The future of peace in Afghanistan is  Rooted in Lessons from the Past (Part 2)

May 19,2019 | EFSAS

In the complexity that has arisen from decades of conflict, with the multitude of actors aligning themselves on ethnic lines and the lack of national Afghan unity, reaching a consensus ...

Child Abuse Should be Prevented

Child Abuse Should be Prevented

May 18,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Afghan children have been highly vulnerable to domestic and collective violence across the country. Falling victim to social and economic challenges, children suffer ...

A Carbon Dividend Is Better than a Carbon Tax

A Carbon Dividend Is Better than a Carbon Tax

May 18,2019 | Mark Paul and Anthony Underwood

Climate change is the world’s most urgent problem, and in the United States, the left, at least, is taking it seriously. Earlier this year, Representative Alexandria ...

Taliban Optimism: the United States on the Verge of Defeat and Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Taliban Optimism:  the United States on the  Verge of Defeat and Withdrawal from Afghanistan

May 16,2019 | Mohammad Zahir Akbari

The Taliban’s chief negotiator, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai recently declared the United States is on the verge of defeat and will soon withdraw willingly ...

Is Trump’s Trade War with China a Civilizational Conflict?

Is Trump’s Trade War with China a  Civilizational Conflict?

May 16,2019 | Minxin Pei

Late last month at a security forum in Washington, DC, Kiron Skinner, Director of Policy Planning for the US Department of State, described today’s US-China conflict ...

Iran-US Tensions Highly Critical

Iran-US Tensions Highly Critical

May 15,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

Tensions between the United States and Iran has escalated as Washington dispatched an aircraft carrier strike group and four nuclear capable bombers to the Middle East. . .

The Future of Peace in Afghanistan is Rooted in Lessons from the Past

The Future of Peace in Afghanistan is  Rooted in Lessons from the Past

May 15,2019 | EFSAS

Since the late 1970s, Afghanistan has suffered a series of devastating wars that have taken their toll on the country. Several forms of government have been attempted ...

Threat of IS Group Looms Large

Threat of IS Group Looms Large

May 14,2019 | Hujjatullah Zia

The Afghan affiliate of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS), known as Islamic State Khorasan (ISK), has consolidated its foothold in Afghanistan despite ...