Herat Security Dialogue

Herat Security Dialogue-XI

11th Herat Security Dialogue (HSD- XI)
19-20 October 2023 - Dushanbe, Tajikistan

HSD-XI will be held on 19-20 October 2023 in Tajikistan (tentatively). Please stay tuned for more information.

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Herat Security Dialogue-X

10th Herat Security Dialogue (HSD- X)
“Inclusive Political System: The Way forward”
29-30 November 2022 - Dushanbe, Tajikistan

The Afghan conflict is becoming one of the world’s longest-running conflicts. The 1973 coup heralded five decades of unending political instability, regime change, foreign invasion, civil war, political oppression, and more importantly human suffusing. Afghanis

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Herat Security Dialogue-IX

9th Herat Security Dialogue (HSD- IX)
“Afghanistan Peace Processes”
13-14 November 2020

The Herat Security Dialogue (HSD) is an annual international conference, held by the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS). It is attended by government officials, international organization delegates, legislators, academic experts, distinguished journalists, business delegates, media and civil society represe

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Herat Security Dialogue-VIII

8th Herat Security Dialogue (HSD-VIII)
“Afghanistan Settlement: Opportunities and Obstacles”
18-19 October 2019-Herat, Afghanistan


The Afghan conflict and the ensuing efforts to find a sustainable political settlement is reaching the inglorious 40th year anniversary in 2019. This tragic milestone has also been coincided with the 100th anniversary of Afghanistan

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Herat Security Dialogue-VII

7th Herat Security Dialogue (HSD-VII)
"Crisis of Afghanistan: Causes & Solutions"
26-27 October 2018-Herat, Afghanistan

The crisis of Afghanistan has become one of the longest wars in modern time, spanning four decades, involving multiple actors, causes and drivers. However, despite its length, there remain competing and conflicting understandings of the nature of the conflict among both Afghans and external parties. Corres

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Herat Security Dialogue-VI

6th Herat Security Dialogue (HSD-VI)
The Future of Nation-States
13-14 October 2017-Herat, Afghanistan

The institution of “nation-state” has been the leading model of political organization since 18th century. While primarily a European invention, it has become a universal model, though often reluctantly and externally-imposed in the case of non-European/Western communities. However, the massive socio-

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Herat Security Dialogue-V

5th Herat Security Dialogue (HSD-V)
“Violence & Political Order”
14-15 October 2016-Herat, Afghanistan

The early decades of the third millennium continue to be haunted by the images of the medieval era and the dark pages of European history.  The promise of “the end of history” has been replaced by the horror of “the return of history”.  Violence in all its manifestations is becoming the “order” of a growing number of nations and regions, including Muslim-ma

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