Afghanistan’s shaky foundations


Beginning June 23, all of the main state bodies in Afghanistan will lose their constitutional basis. The Afghan Parliament’s term will end on June 22 with no new parliament in line to replace it due to the government’s failure to hold elections this past April. The executive branch, led by the national unity government, also lacks a constitutional mandate, as the new government was the product of a political deal rather than a formal elect

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High Tea with Ambassador of India H.E. Ambassador Amar Sinha


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) was pleased to host Indian Ambassador, H.E. Amar Sinha, in Kabul as part of the “High Tea with the Ambassador” lecture series.

Government officials, members of parliament, academia as well as civil society activists attended the event.

AISS Director, Dr. Davood Moradian in his welcoming remarks highlighted the cultural similarities existing between India and Afghanistan,

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AISS Signs MoC with Pakistan’s Regional Peace Institute (RPI)


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) singed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Pakistan’s Regional Peace Institute (RPI). The MoC provides a framework of cooperation between the two research institutes for conducting joint projects, including, publication, conferences and public consultation at bilateral and multilateral levels. The MoC was signed on the sideline of AISS-RPI first jointly-organized Afghanistan-Pakistan Dialo

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AISS begins Afghanistan-Pakistan Dialogue Process


The first round of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Bilateral Dialogue was held in Islamabad on June 7-8, 2015 under the umbrella theme of  the “Consolidating the Gains: Exploring Avenues and Methodologies to Pursue Joint Objectives”.

Regional Peace Institute (RPI) organized the Dialogue in collaboration with the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS). The Event was supported by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF).

Mr. Tariq

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AISS launches “Herat School of Security” research project


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) has commenced its first research project in security studies to explore the conception of security in Persian/Sufi sources & the possibility of synergizing Persian/Sufi approaches with contemporary conceptions of security. The two-years old project aims to articulate a conception of security based on normative and ethical principles that Persian/Sufi traditions have long advocated. The concepti

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