AISS Team

Dr. Davood Moradian

Director General

Dr. Davood Moradian is the founder and the first director-general of the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS).

He earned a doctorate degree from University of St Andrews (Scotland)....

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Mr. Omid Zamani

Communication and Protocol Officer

Mr. Omid Zamani joined the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) on October 2014. In his current position as Communication and Protocol Officer, he is responsible for overall communication ...

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Mrs. Sadaf Muradi

Admin/ Finance officer

Mrs. Sadaf Muradi is currently working with the AISS as an Admin/Finance Officer since May 2016. She is responsible for overall financial tasks, including maintaining communication with national an...

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Mohammad Fahim

IT Officer

Mohammad Fahim is IT Officer at the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS). He previously worked as Software Manager (IT) in Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA). He is also a team member of...

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Mr. Massoud Hakimi

Logistic Officer

Mr. Massoud Hakimi is currently working as a Logistic Officer with the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies. He previously worked as an assistant to logistic officer at the AISS. He is graduated ...

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Mr. Abdul Ahad Mohammadi

Researcher

Mr. Abdul Ahad Mohammadi is a fellow Researcher at Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), Kabul. In the past, he had the opportunity to work with Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (A...

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Mr. Hossein Ali Karimi

Researcher

Ali Karimi is a researcher at Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), Kabul. He also teaches at Esteqlal University, Kabul. Before that, he worked as a researcher with Hakim Sabzawari Univer...

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Mr. Mohammad Irfani

Researcher

Mr. Mohammad Irfani is a researcher at Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), Kabul. He used to work as a journalist and media analyst in local and international media agencies including RT...

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Mr. Mohammad Hadi Ayoobi

Research Assistant

Mohammad Hadi Ayoobi is a Research Assistant at the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS). Previously, He has worked as an Instructor for difference Institutions. He holds a Bachelor of Soc...

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Sediqa Bakhtiari

Researcher

Sediqa Bakhtiari is a Ph.D candidate of cultural sociology in university of Tehran. Her Master's was in Research in social sciences and her dissertation in that course is about masculinity and ...

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Abdul Qadeer Mutfi

Researcher

Mr. Abdul Qadeer Mutfi is a researcher at Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), Kabul Mr. Mutfi worked in different Managerial Capacities for more than 6 years to Ministry of Commerce & In...

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Safiullah Taha

Researcher

Mr. Taha is graduated from Cairo University (Cairo, Egypt) majoring in Political Science. He's currently working toward an M.A. degree in Political Islam.

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Research Fellows


Gen. Abdul Hadi Khalid

Researcher Fellow

Lt. General Abdul Hadi Khalid is a fellow researcher of Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), Kabul since 2012. Previously he has held position of Vice Minister MOI of Afghanistan (2006-20...

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Mr. Tamim Asey

Adviser and Research Fellow

Tamim Asey is Deputy Minister for Policy and Strategy at the Ministry of Defense of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He is a fellow at Asia Society and was a Fulbright scholar at Columbia Unive...

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Mr. Nazir Kabiri

Research Fellow

Nazir Kabiri is Advisor to the Finance Minister of Afghanistan. He assumed office in December 2011. Mr. Kabiri advises the Minister in Development and Financial Policies. In this role his principa...

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Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari

Research Fellow

Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari, Ph.D.-C, is the Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister Counselor) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India where he has also served as the country’s Chargé d’Affaires ...

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Mr Zalmai Nishat Darayi

Research Fellow

Mr Zalmai Nishat Darayi is a Research Associate at the Asia Centre of the University of Sussex. He has a BA in Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London,...

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Mr. Qasim Wafaye zada

Research Fellow

Mr. Qasim Wafaye zada was born in Waras district of Bamyan Province in July 1980. He finished school in Panjab High School and graduated from Journalism Faculty of Kabul University in 2005. He was ...

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Mr. Bahar Mehr

Research Fellow

Bahar Mehr has obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature from Kabul Education University (KEU) in 2007. He also obtained his diplomas in computer Networking (IT) from Amer...

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Mozammil Shinwari

Research Fellow

Former Deputy Minister of Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI) (Dec 2011 - Aug 2016). He also served as Acting Minister for the period of 5 months in the start of the National Unity Governmen...

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