Afghanistan: Beyond Ethnic Politics and ‘Jihad Dividends’

  Monday, July 07, 2014

Dr Davood Moradian

Afghanistan appears to be joining the group of countries that produce contested elections. Unlike the universally commended first round of the presidential election in which Afghan voters and security forces bled for democracy, the second round has resulted...

AISS Holds Launching Ceremony & Roundtable Panel on Heart of Asia Process

  Monday, June 23, 2014


On Monday June 23, 2014, the much-anticipated launching ceremony of the AISS Heart of Asia Process (HoAP) report was held at the institute’s lovely courtyard. Some sixty attendees of Process’ member states and organizations listened to four panelists discussing the HoAP and the repo...

AISS Releases the Most Comprehensive Report on the Heart of Asia Process to Date

  Tuesday, June 17, 2014


The AISS’ Richard Ghiasy and Maihan Saeedi release the most comprehensive report on the Heart of Asia Process (HoAP) to date. The HoAP is a useful institutional vehicle for Afghanistan and the broader region to broker discussion on common threats and opportunities.

The fac...

Obama’s Afghan war: Dereliction of duty

  Sunday, June 08, 2014



July 8, 2014

Dr. Davood Moradian


The problem is not Afghanistan’s colossal challenges but Washington’s receding self-confidence and incapable leadership.

Osama bin Laden’s fathe...

Germany: An Unsure Power in Conflicts

  Friday, June 06, 2014



Friday, June 6, 2014

Dr Davood Moradian

Germany offers the world legendary philosophy, art, music, industry and enterprise. Yet unlike its towering reputation for these noble attributes, Germany does not have a distinctive foreign po...