Dr Moradian’s Lecture at Sussex University


On Wednesday 24 November 24, 2021, Sussex Asia Centre of the of Sussex hosted director of Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), Dr Davood Moradian to speak on situation of Afghanistan. Dr Moradian presented his remarks in the context of century-old process of state formation of the modern Afghan state. He identifies four forces as the main contending “state-builders”: The Constitutional and Progressive/Democratic constituencies; E

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online discussion on India’s New Afghanistan Engagement


On November 11, 2021, AISS held an online discussion on ‘India’s New Afghanistan Engagement’. Heela Najibullah, Peace Scholar and Daughter of President Najibullah, Amb Ashraf Haidari, Afghanistan Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Ali Maisam Nazary, Head of Foreign Relations of National Resistance Front (NRF), Ambassador Guatam Mukhopadhaya, Former India Ambassador to Afghanistan and DR Ashok Behuria, Senior Fellow at IDSA, participated in the dis

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AISS Organizes Online Discussion on UK's Policy in Afghanistan


November 1, 2021.

In partnership with the Asia Center of Sussex University, AISS organized an online roundtable discussion on the UK's policy in Afghanistan, with  particular focus on the future. The panelists include experts,practitioners, former officials and scholars from the two countries. The following Issues were raised by the participants : Colonial knowledge; UK's role and contribution to mitigate Afghanistan'

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Virtual Dialogue on Evolving Situation in Afghanistan and Region


On Tuesday, August 31, 2021, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies and the Grandview Institution of China co-organized a virtual dialogue on the "Evolving Situation in Afghanistan and Region" among Afghan and Chinese scholars. The panel discussions mainly focused on the economic, social, and military situation in Afghanistan, assessment of China-Afghanistan bilateral relations, the formation of the new

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Special Conversation with Ronald E. Neumann Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan


On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) held a special conversation with Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann, President of the American Academy of Diplomacy and former US Ambassador to Afghanistan. Distinguished politicians, academics, civil society members, and media representatives attended the event.

In his speech, Neumann said that US support will

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