Jihadism in Central Asia: A Credible Threat After the Western Withdrawal From Afghanistan?
Bayram Balci, Didier Chaudet
The states of Central Asia—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—are closely watching the political situation in Afghanistan, a neighbor with whom three of them share a border. This situation concerns them very deeply.
Central Asian governments view with alarm and pessimism the withdrawal by the end of 2014 of most of the Western troRead more
AISS Welcomes Two International Fellows
The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Didier Chaudet and Ms. Farzana Marie as visiting fellows.
Mr. Didier Chaudet is the Head of the Programme on Iranian and South Asian Studies at European Institute for Prospective and Security (IPSE), a French think tank based in Paris. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at IPRI (Islamabad Policy Research InstitutRead more
AISS Held Round-table on “Role of Civil Society in Future Afghan Government”
On Thursday August, 7, 2014, Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) with cooperation of Counterpart International held a round-table discussion on “ Future Afghan Government and Role of Civil Society”. The discussion was attended by Afghan government officials, civil society activists, political experts, academia and media.
The discussion inaugurated with welcoming remarks of Director General ofRead more
AISS Begins Mapping Afghanistan’s Corruption Terrain
Along with Somalia and North Korea, Afghanistan is nowadays considered as the world’s most corrupt country. A country where civil society’s clout is weak and divided; the economy is largely sustained by international aid; weak governance institutions have limited translucence and accountability mechanisms; and corruption potential is sustained by traditional norms and nepotistic underpinnings.
Subsequently, the DepRead more
AISS Releases an Election-Related Book
Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies(AISS) published an election-related book titled ”Afghan Democracy: Opportunities and obstacles”. This book is consisted of different articles coming form different perception which mainly focus on the experiences of the last election and shed the light for the future.
The goal of the book is to contribute to the legitimacy of the presidential election and encourage wider and iRead more