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Results of the UN CCW Meeting on Killer Robots

Results of the UN CCW Meeting on Killer Robots

05.17.2014
This past week, state delegates to the United Nations (UN) convened under the auspices of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW)...
Adela Mohseni: 'Any People Who Are Not Aware of Their Rights Will Not Live in Peace'

Adela Mohseni: 'Any People Who Are Not Aware of Their Rights Will Not Live in Peace'

05.16.2014
"I don't think there is a civil society in Afghanistan. There are many people from overseas who are working in Afghanistan, but they will...
Peace or Righteousness in the Ukraine?

Peace or Righteousness in the Ukraine?

05.15.2014
President Theodore Roosevelt famously stated that, "If given the choice between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness." The United...

Aziz Rafiee: 'We Have Not Yet Diagnosed the Pathology of the Problems That Infect Afghanistan'

05.15.2014
"The most important factor is the conservatism that prevails with respect to social issues. Lack of education and economic poverty are...
Crisis in the South China Sea

Crisis in the South China Sea

05.14.2014
With little regard for the territorial claims of its smaller Southeast Asian neighbors or international norms like freedom of navigation...

Mohammad Ismail Qassemyar: 'Poverty and Unemployment Have Paralyzed the Lives of Most Afghans'

05.14.2014
"The key to our success, as testified by history, is our national unity. We must protect our Islamic unity and brotherhood and adhere to...

Mapping Out Path in Foreign Service (VIDEO)

05.13.2014
On this week's episode of Conversations with Nicholas Kralev, Philip Reeker, former ambassador to Macedonia and incoming consul-general...

Massoud Hassanzada: 'The Biggest Challenge Facing Afghanistan Is Absence of True Progressive Forces to Combat Ignorance, Corruption and Fanaticism'

05.13.2014
"Poverty, violence, ignorance, plunder, and deception are the fruits of the class society, based on profit-making at any cost."

My Take on 'The Americans'

05.13.2014
One draws from The Americans the realization that the KGB, with its division of "wet operations" (assassinations) is far more lethal than...

Abdul Hamid Mobarez: 'Democracy Is the Choice of the People and It Is Up to Them to Protect It'

05.12.2014
"Against such a backdrop of fundamental, structural changes, the Taliban will not be able to dominate Afghanistan again. The free people...

The Russia/Ukraine Mess Is More Than Just Putin

05. 9.2014
Rather than simply managing crises over the short-term, the United States needs to be more organized and realistic when its deals with...

Wahida Samadi: 'The Taliban Will Never Really Change'

05. 9.2014
"My greatest fear is that after 10 years of efforts to promote women's rights, a group may take over the political power that does not...

Dr Saheb-Nazar Moradi: 'We Must Unite Against the Extremists to Defend the Achievements of the Past 10 Years'

05. 8.2014
"We are living in a society where political despotism, social and economic injustice, unbalanced culture and education and cultural and...
What's So Terrible About Obama's Foreign Policy?

What's So Terrible About Obama's Foreign Policy?

05. 8.2014
Obama has understood from the beginning that, in certain global situations, American power is severely limited. Despite the overwhelming...