AISS holds first International Symposium on “Herat School of Security”


November 18-19, 2015

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized the first International Symposium on “Herat School of Security” in Kabul, Afghanistan. The symposium was attended by experts and officials from Afghanistan, the region and wider international community. This symposium was devoted to discuss, “Merging Sufism, literature and Security Studies”, based on Herat`s history of political Sufism. During th

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Swedish Ambassador Visited AISS


November 10, 2015
Ambassador of Sweden to Afghanistan, H.E. Ambassador Anders Sjöberg with three other Swedish Officials 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 Sweden bilateral relations. Read more

AISS welcomes four new research fellows


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) is honored and welcomes Ms Manizha Bakhtri, the former Ambassador of Afghanistan in Norway, Mr. Nazir Kabiri, Advisor to the Finance Minister of Afghanistan, Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Haidari, the Director General of Policy & Strategy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, and Mr. Barakatullah Rahmati, acting Deputy Spokesman and Administrative Manager at the Office of Spokesman in the Mi

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AISS joint research on Central Asia- Afghanistan Border Areas


“Strangers across the Amu River: Community Perceptions along the Tajik-Afghan Borders. Joint Project conducted by the researchers of SIPRI, AISS and Tajikistan’s Academy of Sciences”

The research project covers nine border districts of Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Led by Professor Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, Mr. Abdul Ahad Mohammadi of AISS and Mr. Qosimsho Iskandarov of Tajikistan’s Academy of Sciences conducted the field work in

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Iranian Scholars visited AISS


A group of Iranain Scholars comprising of Professors and Researchers from Allamah Tabatabai University of Tehran led by Professor Ghulam Ali Chegini visited Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS). This meeting was attended by Afghan Government Officials, Academics and AISS’ Senior Researchers. The meeting covered several issues in Afghanistan, such as: Educational Situation, Status of Higher Education, Economic Status and Security Sit

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