Society

Afghan Education and the Contention between the Government and the Taliban

  Education is one of the most fundamental and vital part of human life and plays a prime role in the development of the human society. In the past one and half decade, the Afghan education has certainly had remarkable progress, however; still, there exist many problems and challenges in its way, the most important […]

Poverty and Unemployment in Afghanistan: The Two Main Challenges

  The World Bank and the Afghan government have released a joint report about poverty and unemployment in 2013 and 2014. The report, released on 8 May 2017, shows that poverty and unemployment rates are increasing in Afghanistan. The report writes that in these years, 1.3 million new Afghans were added up to peoples living […]

Corruption in judiciary; impacts and factors behind it

  Last week, the special representative of the European Union (EU) for Afghanistan Michael Mellbin said that the Afghan judicial organs were the most corrupt administrations. The reform program of the National Unity Government (NUG) is in a stalemate and corruption rate is increasing day by day. In the meanwhile, Mellbin has also said that […]

Afghanistan in 1395: Achievements and failures

  Compared to the past 15 years, 1395 was one of the most challenging years for Afghanistan. In this year, the security situation was worse than ever, the peace process faced a stalemate, foreign policy was, to a greater extent, imbalanced, the country’s economic growth was low, and the country was dealing with migration crisis […]

The Evaluation of the “National Solidarity Program” in Afghanistan

  After 14 years of activity, the Afghan government shut down the National Solidarity Program (NSP)-the program to develop and rehabilitate the villages- in the ongoing month and instead the “Citizen Charter Program” (CCP) is to be launched. According to the Afghan Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development Nasir Ahmad Durrani, the CCP would also […]

Natural disasters in Afghanistan and countermeasures against them

  Natural calamities kill and displace many Afghans every year. Besides casualties, the affected people and people who are displaced as a consequent of natural disasters are faced with many problems, but the government, on the one hand, lacks preventive measures and has poorly reacted after the occurrence of such events. The Afghan Chief Executive […]

Fight against corruption in 2016

  In his first anti-corruption effort in 2017, Ghani, issued a decree and introduced the former Deputy Ministers of Interior Mujtaba Patang, Jamil Junbish and Jamal Naser Sediqi to the Attorney General’s Office to be investigated for alleged corruption; Ghani also imposed a travel ban on them. The President has also suspended the job of […]

Human Rights during National Unity Government

Since the past few days, Ahmad Ishchi’s accusations against Dostum and a man forcefully marrying two sisters in Nangerhar were widely covered by the media. Ahmad Ishchi, who was the former governor of Jawzjan province and the former deputy of the Junbish party as well as a former friend of General Dostum, has accused the […]

The role of Foreigners in Afghan Corruption

  Corruption is one of the major challenges faced by the Afghan government and people. The Afghans themselves and international community have also criticized the government due to the failure to tackle corruption in the past one and half decade, however, Afghanistan remains as one of the most corrupt country in the world In an […]

2016 and lack of public confidence in the NUG

For the past ten days, some remarks are made and the findings of some researches are released about Afghanistan. In the two-day meeting of NATO members’ foreign ministers in Brussels, where the Afghan foreign minister Salahuddin Rabani had also participated, and three demands were made from the Afghan government, one of which was to tackle […]

Unemployment in Afghanistan, factors behind it and the government’s policies

Speaking in a ceremony entitled “encouraging for employment”, the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani vowed that the government would take serious measures to create job opportunities for the Afghan youth. “Currently Afghanistan needs work in various fields and each and every young Afghan is the symbol of the country’s future,” the President said. According to government’s […]

Do mosques and Islamic Culture subjects train terrorists?

Speaking at the Afghan Parliament, a member of Jamiat-e-Islami Abdul Hafiz Mansoor labeled mosques and Islamic Culture subjects [1] (an Islamic subject at universities) as “terrorist” producers. For the past two weeks, Abdul Hafiz Mansoor’s controversial remarks have sparked debates and discussions regarding Islamic Culture subjects and mosques in media in general and in social […]

Evaluation of NUG’s fight against Corruption

  Transparency International released a report on anti-corruption struggle in Afghanistan last week. The report states that the Afghan government’s efforts to fight corruption were solely limited to pledges and not only the current struggle against corruption is not effective, it is also uncoordinated. The Organization, therefore, suggests that the parallel anti-corruption institutions must be […]

The ELA program; shortcomings and contradictory statistics

Afghanistan is one of the three countries where the illiteracy rate has vastly challenged the society. After two African countries, Afghanistan is still the third country where the rate of illiteracy is very high and only 30% of Afghans are literate. According to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNECSO) director and representative in […]