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Round-table on “Overviewing of Russia Policy in Afghanistan”

On 5th January 2017, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized a roundtable under the title of “Overview of Russia Policy in Afghanistan”. The panel was moderated by Ms. Wazhma Frogh, advisor to the Ministry of Defense and Director at Women and Peace Studies Organization. The speakers of the panel were ambassador Sultan Ahmad Baheen, Director General of Third Political Department of Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Omar Nessar, Director of Center for Contemporary

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Winners of 2016 “Avicenna International Award for Intercultural Cooperation for Peace”

Winners of 2016 “Avicenna International Award for Intercultural Cooperation for Peace”

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) is pleased to announce the selection of the winners of its first annual award, “Avicenna International Award for Intercultural Cooperation for Peace” for 2016. The awarding ceremony will take place in coming weeks in Kabul to announce the winners.  The aim of the award is to identify and commend distingui

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Round Table on “Assessment of Recent Heart of Asia Conference”

On 15 December 2016, The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized a roundtable to discuss the 6th Ministerial conference of the Heart of Asia/Istanbul process which was held in Armistar, India on 3-4 December, 2016. Ambassador of India, Mr Vohra and Mr Amir Ramin, Director of Regional Cooperation of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs were the speakers. Ambassador Vohra, described the recent Heart of Asia conference as a step forward and said that participants

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Herat Security Dialogue-V Report and Video

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) hosted the fifth round of Herat international Security Dialogue for two- day on October 14-15, 2016 in Herat, Afghanistan and now the full conference report and video is available to the public. Please click on the links below to access the videos and full report of HSD.

HSD Videos:
http://www.aiss.af/…/herat-security-dialogu…/english/videos/

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Lecture on “The Strategic Choice of Violence in Islamist Groups”

On December 8, 2016, the Afghanistan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized a speech by Mr. Arian Sharifi, director of Strategic Threat Assessment at Afghanistan’s Office of the National Security Council.  The main topic of the lecture was “The Strategic Choice of Violence in Islamist Groups “.  In this presentation Mr. Sharifi demonstrated why an Islamist group, with political goals, engages in violent action against a state to meet its objectives, or, alternatively, why th

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