The 7th Round of Afghanistan-Pakistan Bilateral Dialogue Held in Pakistan


The 7th Round of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Bilateral (Track II/ 1.5) Dialogue was concluded in Islamabad with a call on the immediate reopening of border crossing points between the two countries to remedy the emerging humanitarian crises.

The 7th round of the dialogue held from 5-7 March, 2017 co-organized by AISS and the Regional Peace Institute (RPI) mainly focused on spread of religious extremist militancy, terrorism and the repor

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The AISS organizes the first round of “Herat and Politics” meetings


On May 4, 2017, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) initiated a series of regular meetings, under the theme of “Herat and Politics”. The first round of this meeting devoted to “review of socio-political isolation of Herat”.This one-day meeting covered two panel discussions: 1) “Socio-historical contexts” and 2) “Review of political reasons of Herat isolation”.Participants of the meeting were governmental officials

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Kazakh Embassador Visits AISS


On April 26, 2017, Ambassador of Kazakhstan, H.E Ambassador Omirtai Bitimov visited Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and held a meeting with Director General of AISS. During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on ongoing political, security, economic and regional developments and the prospects of further strengthening Afghanistan and Kazakhstan bilateral relations.

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AISS organizes 2nd Round of National Dialogue on “Afghanistan Relations with the USA”


On April 20, 2017, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized the second round of National Dialogue series in Kabul. The second round of National Dialogue held under the theme of “Afghanistan Relations with the United States” aimed to bring together experts, officials, representatives from political parties, civil society and other stakeholders to discuss a number of key national issues concerning AFG-USA relations. Scores

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AISS Co-organized Herat Day


The regional office of the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) in western city of Herat organized the first celebration of “Herat Day” alongside with a number of other provincial partners. The idea of designating a day to celebrate the historic city of Herat was born and later developed by a group of Herat’ s civil society, academia, local authority and media representatives. During a city-hall consultation meeting, co-chaired

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