iOS app Android app

Nake M. Kamrany
Prof. Kamrany is an eminent Afghan-American development economist with superior experience in economic development who is held in high esteem by the international development community, Afghan leaders, scholars, the private sector and intellectuals. He has more than 20 publications on the political economy of Afghanistan. He is one of the founders of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska.

Entries by Nake M. Kamrany

America's Exceptionalism for a Muslim Family

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 5:01 AM

The current political dialogue and debate of the 2016 presidential election has propelled the issue of merit and demerit of Moslems entering and residing in the United States. The debate transcends elements of religion, nationality, qualification, prejudice and the broader issue of global religious conflict between Islam and Christianity. Although...

Read Post

Priority Issues of the 2016 Presidential Election

(3) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 11:03 AM

The emergence of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the U.S. presidential race underscores the growing disdain of the American public with the existing political and economic order. Stagnating domestic conditions and a counterproductive foreign policy have prompted the emergence of unconventional candidates who appeal to...

Read Post

U.S. Dilemma of Cost Benefit Analysis of Afghanistan War

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 4:05 AM

In response to the September 11th attacks that resulted in 2,752 American deaths , then President Bush declared in a Presidential Address to the Nation in October of 2001 that he had ordered the U.S. military to begin strikes in Afghanistan. The purpose of these strikes, according to President Bush,...

Read Post

China's New World Order: Sharing Global Prosperity Through Connectivity of the Silk Route Countries

(1) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 2:55 AM

In sharp contrast to the current hegemonic intrigue by the U.S./NATO in the Middle East/ Afghanistan and the Russian Federation militarism and conquest in Eastern Europe, China is offering to the world an alternative to wars. It is China's New World Order for global peace and prosperity.

In September...

Read Post

China's Rise to Global Economic Superpower

(4) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the most prestigious international financial institution in the world, has rated China's ranking to number one economic superpower in the world -- surpassing those of the United States based upon the purchasing power parity of GDP indicator (gross domestic product). IMF has asserted that China...

Read Post

China's Innovative Paradigm -- Sharing Global Prosperity Through Connectivity of the Silk Route Countries

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 4:47 PM

In sharp contrast to the 20th century hegemonic intrigue of the Western military superpowers resulting in wars, militarism and conquest, the emergence of China as an economic super-power in the 21th century ostensibly is emerging to recreate global trade and connectivity between Southeast Asia, Europe, and Africa. The idea is...

Read Post

How to End Afghanistan War: Negotiate With Taliban

(2) Comments | Posted June 8, 2014 | 4:07 PM

President Obama's magnanimous decision to gain the freedom of U.S SGT Bowe Bergdahl after five years captivity in exchange for five Taliban Guantanamo prisoners (each after 12 years of captivity) may pave the way for broader peace agreements and an end to the war in Afghanistan. The current...

Read Post

Bill Gate's Vision of World Prosperity: Global Income Convergence

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 1:53 PM

In a recent statement Microsoft innovator and entrepreneur Bill Gates declared an optimistic world economy forecasting convergence of low and middle income countries reaching the level of rich countries in due course. Gate's conception has been tested and verified by a group of researchers at the University of...

Read Post

Obama Is No Truman On War And Peace

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 5:51 PM

After having submitted his written recommendation to the White House concerning U.S. troops level after 2014, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. who command all international forces in Afghanistan impinged upon the purview of presidential decision making of war and peace when he requested an audience with President Obama on Monday...

Read Post

Obamacare vs. the French Health Care System

(4) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 10:01 AM

Co-authored by Dimitri Beshkov

Undoubtedly, Obamacare has the right intentions to create a national health care system for the U.S. The U.S. should clearly offer health care that extends from the cradle to the grave, just as it is in most European countries, including France. However, in order to fully...

Read Post

Peace Options for Afghanistan

(3) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 6:54 PM

After 12 years of inconclusive war in Afghanistan, the White House is weighing on two options for the future of NATO involvement in Afghanistan. One option is by consensus of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies opting for ZERO option, i.e., complete withdrawal of NATO troops by the...

Read Post

United States-Taliban Peace Conference: Will It Succeed?

(8) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 3:19 PM

At long last, after 12 years of war, the longest war in American history, President Barack Obama decided to send his negotiating team to Doha, Qatar on June 18, 2013 and meet with the Taliban negotiating team to reach a peace accord. This was...

Read Post

Taliban-US Peace Talks

(3) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 12:47 PM

It was a magnanimous act by President Obama to allow the Taliban to sit across a peace table with the United States last month to end the longest American war (12 years) in its history.

America's war in Afghanistan marks the longest in the country's history and

Read Post

Getting Out of Recession: European Austerity v. American Deficit Finance -- Which One Is Effective?

(8) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 12:00 PM

Austerity is a form of punishment for spending beyond one's means. In the 1700s those who could not pay their debts would be incarcerated. Bankruptcy laws and deficit financing have been invented but austerity is still lingering especially in the old European mind set. Since the financial crisis, various governments...

Read Post

The Genesis of Peace for Afghanistan

(6) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 4:42 AM

It is extraordinary that the U.S. military remained in Afghanistan after Bin Laden slipped out of Afghanistan through Tora Bora into Pakistan in 2001. For the next 12 years the U.S. was engaged in a war with Afghan villagers -- the Taliban. It intends to complete troop withdrawal by the...

Read Post

Securing Peace in Afghanistan After US Withdrawal

(3) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 6:04 PM

Co-authored by Haseena Qudrat and Michelle Kamrany

The creation of nine U.S. military bases in post-war Afghanistan will prolong the war, costing more American blood and treasure, inviting jihadis in the Middle East and Asia to shoot at Americans, who will be sitting ducks, sustaining the onslaught of bombs and...

Read Post

Afghanistan War Is Not a Just War

(43) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 10:44 AM

Unbeknown to most Americans, the Afghanistan war is the longest American war in its history. More importantly, this war defies the elements of a just war as elucidated by St Augustine of Hippo 2000 years ago: First, it was not based on clear, legitimate or just aims. The...

Read Post

The Lessons of Afghanistan: The Post-War Deluge of Ambiguity

(6) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 11:13 AM

After nearly 12 years, the longest and most conflicted U.S. -Afghanistan war may be winding down. Thanks to President Barack Obama's decision to speed up the withdrawal of U.S. troops in the spring of this year instead of in the summer saving American and Afghan lives and wealth. This 180...

Read Post

Botswana: An African Model for Progress and Prosperity

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 4:00 PM

The southern African nation of Botswana has defied the global economic downturn of the 2007-2009 great recession. Instead, it exemplifies the recent transition of economic growth in favor of low-income countries as it jumped from recording one of the world's lowest per capita income figures of $70 to...

Read Post

How to Avoid a Depression: First Reduce Unemployment

(7) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 10:30 AM

By Nake M. Kamrany and Samuel Kosydar

The twin deficit this time is high unemployment and high deficit/debt. As the current fiscal cliff fiasco unfolds it is pertinent for the United States to reexamine its economic priorities. Despite the high unemployment that continues to beleaguer the U.S. economy, Congress's concerns...

Read Post