Discussions on the book entitled “Taliban Narratives” by Professor Thomas Johnson


On Thursday 8 March 2018 the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) held a discussion on the book entitled “Taliban’s Narratives: The Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict". Written by Professor Thomas Johnson. This book analyzes stories, narratives and propaganda technics used by the Taliban and the United Stated after 2001.

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Launching ceremony of AISS’s Recent Research Paper


On Thursday 22 February 2018 the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS); launched its recent research paper entitled “The Challenging Path towards Democracy in Afghanistan: An Assessment and Critique of National Debates on Alternative Political Systems in Afghanistan”. The purpose of the current paper is to highlight different viewpoints on the notion of changing the current political system in Afghanistan.
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Celebration of Amir Ali Sher Nawaie’s Birthday in Herat


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) celebrated 577th Birthday of the well-known poet Amir Ali Sher Nawaie in Herat. A number of government officials, academia, civil society activists and journalists participated in the event. The head of Herat’s information and culture and university professors gave their speeches respectively.

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EU Ambassador Visits AISS


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Afghanistan, Mr. Pierre Mayaudon, visited the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and met with the Director General of AISS. During this meeting, both sides exchanged views on ongoing political, security, economic and regional developments.

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Prominent International Researchers join AISS


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) is honored and welcomes Professor. Magnus Marsden as AISS Chief Academic Adviser, Professor Thomas H. Johnson as Non-Resident Senior Fellow, and Mr. Nafay Choudhury as Resident Research Fellow to its team member.

Professor Magnus Marsden is Director of the Sussex Asia Centre School of Global Studies, University of Sussex. He joined Sussex in November 2013 from SOAS, University of Lond

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