“Herat Security Dialogue II” International Conference


Saturday, October 5-6, 2013
The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) hosted the Herat Security Dialogue II (HSD) 5-6 October 2013 in Herat, Afghanistan. This was the second annual international conference AISS hosted.It was attended by government officials, international organization delegates, legislators, academic experts, distinguished journalists, business delegates, media and civil society representatives from Af

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Swedish Ambassadors Visit AISS




Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) hosted a meeting between AISS director Dr. Davood Moradian and the Swedish Ambassadors to Iran, H.E. Mr. Peter Tejler, Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Lars-Hjalmar Wide, and Afghanistan, H.E. Mr. Peter Semneby. AISS hosted the meeting to exchange views on regional policies.

The discussion focused on security in the region. A

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High Tea with Ambassador Series Pt.V: Russian Ambassador H.E Andrey Avetisyan




Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) was pleased to host H.E. Andrey Avetisyan, the Russian Ambassador in Kabul, as a part of the “High Tea with the Ambassador” series.

Government and military officials as well as civil society and Afghan media members attended the event.

In his speech, Mr. Avetisyan addressed Russia’s involvement a

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Launching Ceremony “Political Memories of Gen.Abdul Qadir in Conversation with Dr.Parwiz Arezo”


Thursday, September 13, 2013

On Thursday September 13, 2013, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) hosted the launching ceremony for General Abdul Qadir’s personal memoir, “Political Memories of General Abdul Qadir in Conversation with Dr. Parwiz Arezo.”

Dr. Davood Moradian, AISS director, made the opening remarks, and a discussion panel followed.

Parwiz Kawa, Editor in Chief of Hasht-

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AISS & TAF’s Joint Study on the Effects of Transition in Faryab Province



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), in partnership with the Asia Foundation (TAF) conducted a research project to study the ensuing social, economic, gender, governance and security-related changes after the security transition in Faryab. Its objective was to serve as a general guideline for the ISAF and Afghan government to direct the security transition so as to redu

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