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Opinion: Time for Afghan Government to map out its human rights priorities for 2019

This past year has been one of the deadliest for Afghans. Every month there have been at least two attacks targeting civilians only, with...

How can Afghans make peace AND protect women? Meet Ayesha Aziz

After nearly 40 years of war, Afghanistan and the international community are urgently seeking paths for a peace process. But amid the tentative efforts—a...

Reconciliation process and Afghan media

It is about four decades that Afghanistan and its people are facing uncertainty, insecurity and extreme lack of basic civic facilities apparently due to...

The Afghan government should not be sidelined in peace talks

At last month's Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan, it was clear that the presidential elections were less than five months away. Afghan President Ashraf...

Opinion: How to solve Asia’s waste crisis

If there’s one item that epitomizes our modern world, it’s plastic. It’s easy to make and use but does untold damage, especially in Asia...

How to Secure Afghanistan’s Future

The Geneva Conference on Afghanistan (GCA), held on November 27-28, was co-chaired by the Afghan government and United Nations, and brought together delegations from...

China And Pakistan Unveil Their Plan For Afghanistan

The China Daily, a Chinese government media outlet, published an article, “Pakistan key to Afghan peace process,” by an author from Pakistan, an ally...

Why Afghanistan is still the worst place in the world to be a woman?

It was a sunny morning in early December last year when 23-year-old Khadija set herself on fire. She kissed her three-month old son Mohammed...

Afghanistan takes center stage in the New Great Game

In the “graveyard of empires,” Afghanistan never ceases to deliver geopolitical and historical twists. Last week in Moscow, another crucial chapter in this epic...

Russia’s Peace Conference on Afghanistan: What Does It Mean?

Last week (November 9), Russia finally convened its long-heralded peace conference on Afghanistan. Attending the conference were members of the Taliban as well as...

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