NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative visited AISS


March 30, 2016
NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Ismail Aramaz paid a visit to the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and held a meeting with Director General of AISS. During this meeting, both sides exchanged views on ongoing political, security, economic and regional developments.

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AISS honors Lahore victims


To express their solidarity with the people of Pakistan, AISS team visited the Pakistani Embassy here in Kabul today to meet H.E Ambassador Syed Abrar Hussain and convey the profound condolences over Sunday’s brutal attack in Lahore killing at least 70 people and wounding around 300, mostly children and women.
AISS team laid a wreath at the Pakistan Embassy in honor of the victims and prayed for those who have died and been wounded. Read more

AISS Signs MoC with United Service Institute of India


As a part of the long term program expansion the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) entered into a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with an Indian think-tank and research institute, the United Service Institute of India (USI). The MoC was signed on the sideline of AISS-USI first jointly-organized Afghanistan-India Security Dialogue in Delhi, India. Both AISS and USI strongly believe that this agreement provides the basis for the two

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AISS and USI jointly organize 1st round of “Afghanistan-India Security Dialogue”


The first round of Afghanistan-India Security Dialogue, co-organized by the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and United Service Institute of India (USI) was held in New Delhi, India.

Former National Security Advisor of Afghanistan, Dr Rangin Dadfar Spanta, and ex-ambassador of India to Nepal, Jayant Prasad, inaugurated the two-day dialogue on March 14.

On the first day, the delegates had ‘indoor discussion wi

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AISS Releases “Afghan People’s Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Peace Talks Between the Government and the Taliban” Research Report


Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) released the findings of its latest public opinion survey report titled: Afghan people’s attitudes and perceptions towards peace talks between the Government and the Taliban. The main objective of the survey was to analyze and examine the views and interpretation of the Afghan people on the process and nature of peace talks with the Taliban which has been initiated by the government of Afghanista

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