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“Social Media and Articulation of Radical Narratives in Afghanistan”

AISS released the third of a series of research papers dedicated to examining the trends in radicalization across the various sectors throughout Afghanistan. This research paper explores the role of social media as a medium of articulation of religiously-inspired radical ideologies and narratives in Afghanistan. The study is qualitative in its approach and uses the following methods: 1) Monitoring and analysis of online contents of official social media profiles of religiously inspired milita

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AISS Co-organized Afghanistan-Kazakhstan Dialogue

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) co-organized first round of Afghanistan-Kazakhstan Dialogue, with partnership with Kazakh Institute for Strategic Studies (KISS) in Almaty on 25th November, 2015. The Afghan delegation comprises of AISS researchers, a member of Afghan parliament, and a representative of the Afghan Government. The Dialogue covered issues of mutual concern and interest, including strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries, regional cooperation

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AISS Co-organized Afghanistan-Kazakhstan Dialogue

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) co-organized first round of Afghanistan-Kazakhstan Dialogue, with partnership with Kazakh Institute for Strategic Studies (KISS) in Almaty on 25th November, 2015. The Afghan delegation comprises of AISS researchers, a member of Afghan parliament, and a representative of the Afghan Government. The Dialogue covered issues of mutual concern and interest, including strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries, regional cooperation

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AISS commemorates Paris victims

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) commemorated the victims of recent terrorist attacks in Paris by organizing a Sufi Music concert and reciting Persian poetry at the French Embassy in Kabul. The event brought together Afghan dignitaries and French diplomats to jointly mourn victims of terrorism around the world and to celebrate spirits of solidarity, humanity and compassion. The program started with the welcoming remarks by the French Ambassador to Afghanistan, H.E. Ambassador

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AISS holds first International Symposium on “Herat School of Security”

November 18-19, 2015

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized the first International Symposium on “Herat School of Security” in Kabul, Afghanistan. The symposium was attended by experts and officials from Afghanistan, the region and wider international community. This symposium was devoted to discuss, “Merging Sufism, literature and Security Studies”, based on Herat`s history of political Sufism. During the two days symposium eight working sessions held u

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