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British Ambassador Visits AISS

On November 21, 2017, British Ambassador to Kabul, H.E Ambassador Nicholas Kay KCMG visited the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and held a meeting with Director General of AISS. Both sides exchanged views on ongoing political, security, economic and regional developments and the prospects of further strengthening Afghanistan and United Kingdom bilateral relations.

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Book Launching of Afghanistan Politics: A Narrative from Within

On November 12, 2017, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized the launching ceremony for the book “Afghanistan’s Politics: A Narrative from Within”. The book was authored by Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, Former National Security Advisor/Foreign Minister of Afghanistan. The book recounts Dr. Spanta’s personal experiences within politics in Afghanistan since the time he joined the Afghan government.
During this event, Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha, Deputy Foreign M

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The 1st Round of the “Afghanistan and Russia Bilateral Dialogue”

The first round of the “Afghanistan and Russia Bilateral Dialogue” was co-organized by the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences,on 5th–7th November, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. The first round of the dialogue was attended by experts and officials from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as well as the Russian Federation. The Afghan delegation was led by Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, AISS’ chairman of Advisory Bo

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Launching of the Farsi Version of 'China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know'

On October 26, 2017, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized the launching ceremony for the Farsi translation of the book "China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know”. The author of the book is Dr. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. This book has been translated into Farsi/Dari by Besmellah Alizada and Juma Khan Rahyab, and publ

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US Diplomats Visit AISS

On October 22, 2017, Ms. Annie Pforzheimer, new Deputy Chief of Mission U.S. Embassy in Kabul paid a visit to the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), and held a meeting with Director General of AISS. At the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on ongoing political, security, economic and regional developments and the prospects of further strengthening Afghanistan and America bilateral relations, in light of new US strategy.

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