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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...

New Afghan Generation is the Game Changer

Representing just over 66 percent of the Afghan population, by rights a whopping 164 of the 249 parliamentary seats should be filled by young men...

Upcoming elections in Afghanistan threaten schools

Schools in Afghanistan have become battlegrounds, according to a recent report from the Norwegian Refugee Council. Armed conflict has not only made education seem like...

Afghanistan Imran’s early priority

EVEN before elections in Pakistan had taken place, the media which articulates the western establishment point of view, like the Economist, had already declared...

Time to Talk to the Taliban

Reports have surfaced recently that the White House is instructing its senior diplomats to begin seeking “direct talks with the Taliban.” It’s a measure that would...

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