Celebration of Amir Ali Sher Nawaie’s Birthday in Herat


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) celebrated 577th Birthday of the well-known poet Amir Ali Sher Nawaie in Herat. A number of government officials, academia, civil society activists and journalists participated in the event. The head of Herat’s information and culture and university professors gave their speeches respectively.

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EU Ambassador Visits AISS


Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Afghanistan, Mr. Pierre Mayaudon, visited the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and met with the Director General of AISS. During this meeting, both sides exchanged views on ongoing political, security, economic and regional developments.

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Prominent International Researchers join AISS


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) is honored and welcomes Professor. Magnus Marsden as AISS Chief Academic Adviser, Professor Thomas H. Johnson as Non-Resident Senior Fellow, and Mr. Nafay Choudhury as Resident Research Fellow to its team member.

Professor Magnus Marsden is Director of the Sussex Asia Centre School of Global Studies, University of Sussex. He joined Sussex in November 2013 from SOAS, University of Lond

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AISS organizes the second round of 'Herat and Politics' meeting


On December 13, 2017, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized the second round of "Herat and Politics". The second round of this meeting devoted to "Herat's Historical Position in Politics". This one-day meeting covered three panel discussions: 1) "Herat’s Political Life through the History", 2) "Herat, Politicians, Literature and Politics; Case Studies" and "Herat, Political Isolation and Economic Identity".

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AISS Opens Its Branch Office for the Western Region of Afghanistan


The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) is pleased to inform that it has just opened its branch office in Herat City to assist with the growing efforts of the organization. The opening of this new office is an important landmark for AISS, as it represents the first permanent station of its activities outside of Kabul. The Herat office of AISS consists of both administrative and research sections. It will significantly add to the o

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