French Diplomats Visit AISS



The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies hosted a meeting between AISS director Dr. Davood Moradian and French diplomats Mr. Olivier Huyhnh Van and Mr. Yves Manville. The meeting discussed the upcoming 2014 elections and withdrawal date and how to ensure a smooth transition during that time. Regional security was also discussed in light of these approaching events.

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AISS Hosted Afghanistan-India Dialogue



Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) hosted “Afghanistan-India Dialogue.” The informal dialogue was organized on the occasion of the visit by Prof Kumar, director of Delhi Policy Group and her accompanying delegation.

The Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mr Amar Sinha also joined the meeting. From Afghanistan, representatives from Afghanistan’s Ministry

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Iran-Afghanistan-United States Dialogue


October 6, 2013
The final panel before the closing open discussion at this year’s Herat Security Dialogue II, 5-6 October 2013, hosted by the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) in Herat, Afghanistan, focused on arguably one of the most important issues in the region: Iran-Afghanistan-USA cooperation. Mr. Mujahid Kakar, head of TOLOnews, chaired the panel consisting of representatives from each country, respectivel

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National Security Adviser, Dr.Spanta’s Opening Speech at “Herat Security Dialogue II”


Saturday, October 05, 2013


Translation of Dr Spanta’s Speech at “Herat Security Dialogue 2”

Governor Wahidy, Dr. Moradian, My dear friend Kai Eide, Ambassador Jayant Prassad, Members of Parliament, Dear Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure meeting you all in my hometown, Herat, Afghanistan; the primeval and cultural capital of Afghanistan. Welcome to Herat.


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“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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