Herat Security Dialogue-V Report and Video


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) hosted the fifth round of Herat international Security Dialogue for two- day on October 14-15, 2016 in Herat, Afghanistan and now the full conference report and video is available to the public. Please click on the links below to access the videos and full report of HSD.

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Lecture on “The Strategic Choice of Violence in Islamist Groups”


On December 8, 2016, the Afghanistan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized a speech by Mr. Arian Sharifi, director of Strategic Threat Assessment at Afghanistan’s Office of the National Security Council.  The main topic of the lecture was “The Strategic Choice of Violence in Islamist Groups “.  In this presentation Mr. Sharifi demonstrated why an Islamist group, with political goals, engages in violent action against a state

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First Afghanistan-Iran Cultural Dialogue Organized jointly by the AISS and ATU


The first round of “Afghanistan-Iran Cultural Dialogue”, organized jointly by the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and Allameh Tabataba’i University (ATU) on December 4-5, 2016 in Tehran, Iran. A group of ten members of Afghan delegation, led by former information and culture minister, Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen attended the dialogue. The Afghan delegation was comprised of senior Afghan government representatives, cultural an

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AISS Signs MoC with Iran’s Regional Studies Research Institute


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) signed a memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Regional Studies Research Institute (RSRI) of Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), based in Tehran.

The agreement provides a framework for the two institutes’ bilateral cooperation in the areas of joint research, publications, conferences and Scholars’ Exchange. The agreement was signed by the director of AISS, Dr. Moradian and Dr. Da

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US Diplomats Visits AISS


Diplomats from the US embassy in Kabul, 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 America bilateral relations.

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