Muhammad Idrees

Muhammad Idrees is a freelance writer and researcher who focuses on social, economic, political and cultural topics. He holds a master’s degree from the OSCE Academy Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Cricket Is Bringing New Hope to Afghanistan

July 20, 2018

When it comes to Afghanistan, sportsmen are slowly replacing warlords in popular imagination. More than a century ago, the Nobel Prize laureate Rabindranath Tagore, in his short story “Kabuliwala” (peddler), portrayed an Afghan dried-fruit seller befriending a little Bengali girl who reminded him of his daughter back in Afghanistan. “Kabuliwala”...

Investing in Youth for the Future of Afghanistan

September 19, 2017

Afghanistan’s young people face many challenges that need to be overcome in order to move the country forward.  On July 23, more than 120 passionate and determined young people from all over Afghanistan assembled to talk about their role in the future of their country. The Afghan Youth Parliament is...

A Day in Kyrgyzstan

May 06, 2017

Off the beaten tourist path, Kyrgyzstan’s natural beauty and rich culture are worth a visit. During my summer break, I decided to visit the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. After staying three nights in Osh, the following morning I moved toward Jalalabad — the capital city of Jalalabad region located in...