AISS holds a public lecture on “India’s South Asia Policy under Narendra Modi”


January 28, 2016

Today the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized a public speech by Dr. Jean-Luc Racine’s Lecture Senior Fellow at Asia Centre, a Paris-based think tank. Dr.  Jean-Luc Racine speech centered on India’s south Asia policy under Narendra Modi’s leadership. Despite the positive signal sent the South Asian leaders during Modi’s inauguration, the region has witnessed ups and downs in 2015. Dr. Rac

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AISS Signs MoU with Russia Institute of Oriental Studies


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the with Russia Institute of Oriental Studies.The agreement provides a framework for the two institutes’ bilateral cooperation in the areas of joint research, publications, conferences and Scholars' Exchange.

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The AISS celebrated Sepandārmazgān Festival to honor Women’s dignity


Today, the AISS celebrated Sepandārmazgān/Esfandegan, an ancient festival celebrated for Women on 5th Day of month of Esfand/February. The aim of the ceremony was to honor and appreciate Women’s dignity and to rejuvenate Afghanistan’s historical and cultural heritages. Participants of the ceremony were cultural activists, writers, and social and women’s rights activists. The panelists discussed on women’s role in the ancient Afghani

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NATO Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) visits AISS


Today, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) hosted Ismail Aramaz, NATO Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) to Afghanistan on his last days of tenure. In this meeting, NATO SCR stressed on strategic partnership of NATO with Afghanistan and said that NATO is committed to stand beside Afghan people to supporting Afghan defense and security forces. In this meeting, the AISS director thanked Mr. Aramaz’s positive endeavors in Afghan

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The mistakes Trump should not repeat in Afghanistan


By Dr. Davood Moradian

February 07, 2017

Kabul has joined Moscow, Tel Aviv and a few other capitals in welcoming Donald Trump’s presidential administration. Although Trump has not yet elaborated on his policy towards Afghanistan, his harsh and blunt criticisms of Washington’s ills, of the opportunistic and duplicitous US allies and of the US’ failure to win wars resonate with many Afghans.

Trump is the fif

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