Ambassador Kai Eide's speech at the 6th Herat Security Dialogue (The Future of the Nation State)

First of all, I would like to express my gratitude and admiration to the AISS director for organizing this conference again here in Herat. Over a very few years, this conference has become an important arena for discussions – not only of Afghan affairs, but of wider problems troubling us all wherever we live.

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Harnessing Madrasas as an Institution for Change in Afghanistan

Nafay Choudhury

         By and large, the madrasa remains the most widespread educational institution in Afghanistan, providing instruction to pupils throughout the country, even in remote areas where the government has little or no presence. While a number of madrasas trace their patronage to the state, the vast majority of them operate unofficially. In a country greatly stretched for resources and where a large segment of the population views the gover

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Multi-centered Foreign Policy for Afghanistan

Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta

Former Afghanistan's National Security Adviser

The foreign policy, In other words, is an approach by which a nation enjoying organized national sovereignty under the framework of a state, recognizes and defends its interests against other countries or in a simple word against other political societies beyond its borders. The foreign policy may include political, economic, military, legal and cultural affairs. As I said, you can discuss th

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Factors of Foreign Policy

Amrullah Saleh

Former Director General of National Directorate of Security (NDS)

I would like to thank the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) for conducting the national dialogue on foreign security. In the timesof neglect that Afghanistan is facing, such initiativescan be very important for our foreign policy. I recently attended a conference where one of the speakers suggested that some of titles and praises that were conferred on Afghanistan were false

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