A Glance at Media Condition in Afghanistan

  By Zia ul Islam Shirani / CSRS Last week (30 April, 2018), besides other people, 9 journalists became killed and 5 other wounded in the two consecutive attacks in Kabul City. A BBC Reporter shot dead in Khost province the same day, and a Kabul News TV Journalists was murdered by unknown gunmen in […]

The Condition of Health Sector and Access to HealthCare Services in Afghanistan

  By Zia-ul-Islam Shirani / CSRS After the World Health Organization (WHO) founded in 6 April, 1948, the April 7th is celebrated as the World Health Day in most of the countries in order to grab the global attention to health issues and thus, Afghanistan has also celebrated this day since many years.  The World […]

Beginning of new Educational Year and Problems of Education system in Afghanistan

  By Zia-ul-Islam Shirani The 1397 [Solar year, all the following dates are solar year] educational years has begun in the cold-weathered regions of the country after President Ashraf Ghani ringed the school people; in case, there are still hundreds of schools in various provinces of Afghanistan that are blocked due to poor security situation. […]

Afghan Woman; the Victim of ultra-conservatism and ultra-liberalism

  The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission released its annual report on violence against women last week (11 March, 2018). This report states that 4340 cases of violence against women became recorded in 1396 (2017) which shows a rise of 11.7% in compare to the records of 1395 (2016).  Violence against women in Afghanistan is […]

Evaluation of the NUG’s struggle against corruption

  In its annual report, released last week, Transparency International has once again announced Afghanistan among the most corrupt countries in the world. Based on the report, gaining 15 scores, Afghanistan is the fourth most corrupt country among 180 countries after Somalia, South Sudan, and Syria. The report shows that compared to 2016, Afghanistan has […]

The condition of the Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) in Afghanistan

  Based on the report of the UN Organization for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA), from the beginning of 2018 until 19 February, more than 17000 Afghans are displaced inside Afghanistan. [1] In its recent report, this UN organ has said the insecurity and the continuation of war in the country as the main reasons […]

The assessment of the NUG’s policy towards the Afghan refugees

  The Afghan Minister of Refugees and Repatriations Sayed Hussain Alemi Balkhi said last week that two million refugees had returned to Afghanistan since the formation of the National Unity Government (NUG), 70% of which were unregistered refugees and that there were still approximately 6 million Afghans refugees in various countries of the world. Balkhi […]

National consensus over the curriculum and the situation of higher educations in Afghanistan

  In order to improve and standardize the higher education in the country, with the instruction of President Ghani, the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education has undertaken the program of national consensus of reviewing the curriculum of higher education. The current curriculum of the universities has always been criticized for being substandard and outdated. The […]

The current situation in Afghanistan and the need to project its real image

  The US and NATO came to Afghanistan under the slogans of maintaining peace and stability in this country. After 16 years, their presence has not brought peace and stability but rather has fueled the war until now. The continuation of the war has deepened the challenges of the country in various areas and has […]

Criminal Offenses: A Rampant Challenge in the Major Urban Centers

  According to the statistical organs, thousands of incidents of criminal offenses occur annually all over the country, and it is hard to present an inclusive and comprehensive picture from it. Kabul city is considered to be one of the relatively safe urban centers in the country, but the high statistics of crimes in this […]

Selling Government Posts; the untold stories of corruption

  The Center for Strategic and Regional Studies (CSRS) has received information that suggests the selling of the high-ranking government positions. CSRS’s received this information at a time that, in one of his pieces, the former Minister of Information and Culture Abdul Bari Jahani shared one of his bitter memories from the time of his […]

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 […]