The mistakes Trump should not repeat in Afghanistan


By Dr. Davood Moradian

February 07, 2017

Kabul has joined Moscow, Tel Aviv and a few other capitals in welcoming Donald Trump’s presidential administration. Although Trump has not yet elaborated on his policy towards Afghanistan, his harsh and blunt criticisms of Washington’s ills, of the opportunistic and duplicitous US allies and of the US’ failure to win wars resonate with many Afghans.

Trump is the fif

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AISS organises “National Dialogue on Afghanistan’s Foreign Policy”


On Feb 2, 2017, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) initiated a series of regular consultation, under the title of “National Dialogue) to bring together experts, officials, representatives from political parties, civil society and other stakeholders to discuss a number of key national issues. The first round of National Dialogue devoted to “Afghanistan’s Foreign Policy”. The one-day meeting by scores of high-ranking gover

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International Conference of “Silk-Road and Transport Diplomacy”


January 25-26, 2017

The “Silk-Road and Transport Diplomacy” international conference organized by Allameh Tabataba’i University (ATU) in collaboration with the silk-road Universities Network (SUN) at the strategic city of Chabahar provided a unique opportunity for scholars from countries of the region to exchange views on the future potentials of regional economic cooperation in the Silk Road region. Mr. Nazir Kabiri one of AI

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Round-table on “US-Afghanistan Relations under President Trump”


On 19th January 2017, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized a roundtable under the title of “US-Afghanistan Relations under President Trump”. The panel was moderated by Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Haidari, Director-General of Policy & Strategy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan / AISS Research Fellow. The speakers of the panel were Mr. Michael Albin, Scholar-Librarian, US Congress Library and Mr. Hamid Arsalan, Program

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Egyptian Deputy Head of Mission visits AISS


Mr. Ibrahim Mamdouh Fouda, Deputy Head of Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Afghanistan visited the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies and held a meeting with Director General of AISS. During this meeting, the two sides exchanged views on ongoing political, security, economic and regional developments in the country and the prospects of further strengthening of bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Egypt.

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