Turkish Ambassador visited AISS


August 06, 2016

Ambassador of Turkey to Afghanistan, H.E. Ambassador Ali Sait Akin paid a visit to the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and held a meeting with Director General of AISS. At the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on ongoing political, security, economic and regional developments and the prospects of further strengthening Afghanistan and Turkey bilateral relations

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AISS holds launching ceremony “The Envoy”


On August 04, 2016, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) hosted the launching ceremony of the Persian translated edition of “The Envoy”. The author of “The Envoy” is Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq. The book is translated into Persian/Dari by Harun Najafizada, a prominent Afghan journalist.

Mr. Najafizada inaugurated the event by introducing the book and briefed the audiences

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AISS Co-organizes 1st “Afghanistan, India and Iran Trilateral Dialogue”


The first round of “Afghanistan, India and Iran Trilateral Dialogue” was successfully held in Tehran, Iran. During the trilateral conference from 24-25 July 2016 the delegations from the three countries discussed a number of strategic issues involving Afghanistan, Iran and India. The discussions evolved around regional economic opportunities, political and security cooperation among the countries with a greater focus on Afghanistan.

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Ethnic polarisation: Afghanistan’s emerging threat


Despite Afghans’ proven records in ethnic harmony, the growing ethnic polarisation can easily spread across the society.

By Dr. Davood Moradian

July 26, 2016

In Afghanistan’s “theme park of challenges”, ethnic politics is becoming a key contested debate, alongside the usual and known issues.

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AISS launches Persian Language Courses


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) is pleased to launch its Persian/Dari language course. The aim of this initiative is to foster Persian language among international community in Afghanistan.
This course is designed for international citizens who are willing to learn Persian/Dari language in a timely manner. Students will be provided with standard Persian educational handouts and materials. Two professional bilingual Afg

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