AISS holds launching ceremony “The Envoy”


On August 04, 2016, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) hosted the launching ceremony of the Persian translated edition of “The Envoy”. The author of “The Envoy” is Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq. The book is translated into Persian/Dari by Harun Najafizada, a prominent Afghan journalist.

Mr. Najafizada inaugurated the event by introducing the book and briefed the audiences

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AISS Co-organizes 1st “Afghanistan, India and Iran Trilateral Dialogue”


The first round of “Afghanistan, India and Iran Trilateral Dialogue” was successfully held in Tehran, Iran. During the trilateral conference from 24-25 July 2016 the delegations from the three countries discussed a number of strategic issues involving Afghanistan, Iran and India. The discussions evolved around regional economic opportunities, political and security cooperation among the countries with a greater focus on Afghanistan.

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Ethnic polarisation: Afghanistan’s emerging threat


Despite Afghans’ proven records in ethnic harmony, the growing ethnic polarisation can easily spread across the society.

By Dr. Davood Moradian

July 26, 2016

In Afghanistan’s “theme park of challenges”, ethnic politics is becoming a key contested debate, alongside the usual and known issues.

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AISS launches Persian Language Courses


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) is pleased to launch its Persian/Dari language course. The aim of this initiative is to foster Persian language among international community in Afghanistan.
This course is designed for international citizens who are willing to learn Persian/Dari language in a timely manner. Students will be provided with standard Persian educational handouts and materials. Two professional bilingual Afg

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AISS organized lecture by NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative


June 23, 2016

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) was pleased to host NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan H.E Ambassador Ismail Aramaz, in Kabul as part of its “High Tea with Ambassadors” lecture series. Government officials, members of parliament, academia as well as civil society activists attended the event.  On the eve of NATO summit in Warsaw on 8-9 July, 2016, H.E Ambassador Ismail Aramaz d

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