Mr. David Sedney and Prof. Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh Join AISS’s Board of Advisers



AISS is honored and welcomes Dr. David Sedney, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan-Pakistan and Central Asia in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, and Professor Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, Head of specialized program on Human Security at the Master’s of Public Affairs (MPA) at the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris, to its Board of Advisers.<

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AISS Releases a Book on “Culture, Rituals and Beliefs of Afghanistan’s People”




Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) released “Culture, Rituals and Beliefs of Afghanistan’s People” book with an emphasize on enhancing Afghanistan’s cultural relations with its neighboring countires. This book is consisted of seven chapter which each focuses on different aspect of Afghans’ life. This valuable book is written by a Tajiki scholar, Mr. Dada Jan Abudov, translated by an Iranian expe

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AISS Attended the China-Pakistan-Afghanistan Trilateral Dialogue



AISS researcher and representative, Mr. Abdul Kabir Salehi participated in the China-Pakistan-Afghanistan Trilateral Dialogue which was hosted and organized by the Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD) from 12th to 21st December in Beijing, the Capital of China. The event included several bilateral and trilateral interactions and meetings between the think-tanks, security analysts, former diplomats, ac

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AISS Organized Second “Afghanistan-Central Asia Dialogue”




The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized the second international conference, “Afghanistan-Central Asia Dialogue” in Kabul on 13-14 December 2014. The forum brought together 120 officials and experts from Afghanistan, Central Asian Republics and representatives from wider world and international organizations. The conference was inaugurated by former Afghanistan National Security Adviser, Dr S

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AISS attended Fifth Xiangshan Forum in China



The Chairman of AISS’ board of Advisers, Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta and AISS director Dr. Moradian attended the Fifth Xiangshan Forum organized by China’s Ministry of Defense on 21-22 November 2014 in Beijing.

Below is the text of Dr. Spanta’s speech:

Let me begin by thanking Gen Lui Chengjun, president of China Association for Military Science for inviting me to this august forum AND the warm and exempla

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