AISS Releases “Afghan People’s Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Peace Talks Between the Government and the Taliban” Research Report


Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) released the findings of its latest public opinion survey report titled: Afghan people’s attitudes and perceptions towards peace talks between the Government and the Taliban. The main objective of the survey was to analyze and examine the views and interpretation of the Afghan people on the process and nature of peace talks with the Taliban which has been initiated by the government of Afghanista

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AISS holds a public lecture on “Mechanisms of formulating US foreign policy”


Today the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized a public speech by Dr. Max L. Gross’s Lecture former Dean of Area Studies College US Department of Defense. Dr. Max L. Gross speech centered on mechanisms of formulating US foreign policy. A detailed discussion on American foreign policy with a focused view on America’s current and future involvement in Afghanistan has been discussed. Dr. Gross also emphasized the American

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AISS Organizes Book-launching Ceremony in Mazar-e-Sharif




On February 26, 2015, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized a book launching ceremony to release, its recent published book, “Culture, Rituals and Beliefs of Afghanistan’s People” in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif. Government officials, diplomatic representatives, civil society activists, academia and media attended the launching ceremony .

Mr. Ahmad Zia Ferozpur, AISS’ r

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Afghan peace process: Desperation versus strength


The general weariness of the Afghan conflict provides the necessary push for finding a viable peace settlement.

By Dr. Davood Moradian

February 22, 2016

On February 23, diplomats from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States will meet in Kabul for the fourth round of talks aimed at bringing respite to a troubled land. This quadrilateral process is the latest effort in the long and arduous journey towards

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AISS celebrates the Chinese New Year


On Thursday night, February 11, 2016, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) celebrated the Chines New Year and appointment of new Afghan Ambassador to People’s Republic of China, H.E Mr. Janan Mosazai. The event was attended by Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, Former National Security Advisor, Chines Ambassador H.E. Mr. Yao Jing, new Indian Ambassador H.E. Mr Manpreet Vohra to Afghanistan and Afghan officials.

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