Reception held in honor of AISS staff


On Thursday August 25, 2016, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) held a farewell reception in honor of outgoing external relations officer Mr. Majid Ismailzada and the new incoming external relations officer Mr. Soroush Kazemi. AISS director, Dr. Davood Moradian, offered his welcoming remarks to audiences and he also expressed his best wishes to Mr. Majid Ismahilzada as well as further success for Mr. Soroush Kazemi in his new ca

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AISS releases a research paper on “Afghanistan’s constitution and the society in transition”


On August 23, 2016, Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies released one of its latest reseach report titled: “Afghanistan’s constitution and the society in transition”. This study’s major objective was to assess the public level of awareness on the constitution’s content and major provisions and getting the reforming and adjusting views and recommendations for possible amendment of the constitution. Ten provinces including Badakhshan

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Prominent US Scholar gives a lecture at AISS


On Tuesday August 16, 2016, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) held an interaction in honour of Professor Thomas Barfied, the prominent US scholar (Boston University) and the president of the American Institute for Afghanistan Studies. Professor delivered a speech on the story of state formation in Afghanistan and the challenge of centre-regions/provinces balance of power. The event was attended by a select number of guests, inc

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Afghanistan political crisis: Entitlement vs democracy


Only legitimate, effective and sustainable politics can untangle the country from its multitude of challenges.

By Dr. Davood Moradian

August 14, 2016

If war is the continuation of politics by other means, then the four-decade-old Afghan war has become one of the world’s most entrenched political puzzles, involving many actors and dimensions.

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Turkish Ambassador visited AISS


August 06, 2016

Ambassador of Turkey to Afghanistan, H.E. Ambassador Ali Sait Akin 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 Turkey bilateral relations

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