Prominent Afghan Poet and author joins AISS


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies is honored and welcomes Mr. Reza Mohammadi as “Research “ to AISS team
He will be in charge of AISS’ research project on “Herat School of Security”. The project aims to explore the conceptions of security in Sufi-Persian sources and how & if the contemporary discourses on security can benefit from Persian/Sufi perspectives. Mr Mohammadi also will be involved in strengthening AISS’ r

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AISS and Chinese Embassy Joint Seminar


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) co-parted in a joint seminar with the Chinese Embassy in Kabul tittles “Deepen Substantial Cooperation; Seek Long-Term Development”. The seminar brought together Afghan participants from the government, academia, media, member of parliament alongside Chinese diplomats.

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New Year, new beginning for Afghan-US relations


Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah celebrated the ancient festival of Nawroz, the Afghan New Year, as they headed to Washington, DC – their first official visit to the US.

Ghani is scheduled to address a US Congress session – an opportunity that his predecessor Hamid Karzai also had in 2002 on his first official visit to the US. However, in contrast with the early excitement of Af

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نوروز و تعامل با مدرنیته


اشعه‌های نوروز پس از در نوردیدن حوزه نوروز و مقر سازمان ملل متحد امسال برای اولین بار به صورت نمادین کاخ سفید در واشنگتن را نیز تابان کرد. همزمان با رستاخیز جشن نوروز در سالهای پسین، نوای گوش خراش “نوروز ستیزی” هنوز هم از گوشه و کنار به گوش می

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Afghan Democracy and Western Hypocrisy


Afghanistan’s third democratisation experiment continues to be threatened by two issues that derailed them: a power struggle among the elites and external powers’ anti-democratic agendas.

Afghanistan’s 2014 presidential election revealed an impressive Afghan democratic constituency across all social, political and ethnic communities and the significant progress in the democratisation of Afghan political class and discourse.

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