Mirwais Parsa

Mirwais Parsa is an Afghan researcher who is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics at the South Asian University in New Delhi, India.

The Bridge to Connect Asia

November 20, 2017

If built, the Wakhan corridor would strengthen trade between China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, bringing stability to the region. China, an economic giant, has started the move to revitalize the ancient Silk Road. Its ambitious Belt and Road (B&R) initiative, which includes plans for a Silk Road economic belt and...

Why Pakistan and Afghanistan Should Keep Trade Away from Politics

November 10, 2017

Economic and geographic interdependence should compel Afghanistan and Pakistan to reinstate trade and transit and keep it isolated from political tensions. Since 1947, Afghanistan and Pakistan have been closely intertwined by their cultural affinity, personal contacts and large volume of trade. These ties go back hundreds of years, when the...

Boosting Afghanistan's Private Sector

May 22, 2017

Cooperation between India and Afghanistan can bring mutual benefits and strategic advantages. Worldwide, the private sector is the primary driver of economic growth. It plays a central role in the creation of capital, income, employment, mobilization of domestic resources, innovation and welfare growth. Between 2001 and 2014, Afghanistan’s private sector...