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Persian Translation Launch “A History of Herat: From Chingiz Khan to Tamerlane”

As part of its ongoing publication and translation series, the Afghan Institute of Strategic Studies will launch the translation of the book “A History of Herat: From Chingiz Khan to Tamerlane” written by Shivan Mahendrarajah Translated and translated by Ali Mohamoudi Sarchoghaee. This book will be launched in Iran. For participation and registration please email contact@aissonline.org.

Herat Security Dialogue-XI

11th Herat Security Dialogue (HSD- XI) “Reimagining Afghanistan: Ways Forward” November 27-28, 2023 - Dushanbe, Tajikistan Please click here to access the full HSD-IX page  

From Democracy to Gender Apartheid: Canada's Foreign Policy and the Evolving Situation in Afghanistan

Amidst the constantly changing and concerning circumstances in Afghanistan, which have shifted from a fragile democracy to a distressing state characterized by gender-based segregation and a humanitarian crisis, as well as escalating security risks, this event seeks to analyze the worsening situation in Afghanistan under Taliban control. Specifically, it delves into Canada's foreign policy in relation to the nation, while addressing the conflicting priorities of preserving human rights, w...

Global Friends of Afghanistan 2nd Annual Conference

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies is proud to be a partnering organization for the Global Friends Afghanistan 2nd Annual Conference. This conference, with the theme of “Human Rights and Pathways to Afghanistan’s Stability,” is scheduled to take place from October 1 to 3, 2023, in the city of Virginia, USA. The conference aims to empower Afghans and their advocates to shape the future of Afghanistan by addressing the ongoing human rights crisis and immigrat...

Book Launch "The International Obligation to Counter Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan"

As part of its continuing publication and translation series, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies is set to release the translated version of the book “The International Obligation to Counter Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan” authored by Karima Bennoune and translated by Mohammad Mukhtari. The book launch will take place in the USA and Canada on the following dates: Monday, October 2, 2023, in Washington, D.C., USA. Thursday, October 12, 2023, in Toronto,...

White Taliban: Inverted Orientalism; Useful Idiots & Great Game

The Taliban's ascendency to power was made possible by their ability to establish a wide-ranging coalition, who shared Taliban's ideological, political, ethnic and strategic objectives one way or the other. While the Taliban's allies and enablers among their traditional circles (local, ethnic, religious, regional) are well-known, the role of Western apologists/advocates/lobbyists is not widely recognised or understood. These western advocates p...

Afghan-British: Academics’ and Professionals’ Forum-I

Date and time: Thursday 7th September (10:00- 17:00), University of Sussex. Afghans have been migrating to the UK in greater numbers since the 1990s. Recent estimates suggest that Afghan-born migrants in the UK number almost 80,000. Although there is now a growing and vibrant Afghan community in the country research on the community is limited. This makes it hard to know how this relatively new migrant community has adjusted to life in the UK, as well as the issues...

Book Launch “Afghan Napoleon: The Life of Ahmad Shah Massoud”

As part of its ongoing publication and translation series, the Afghan Institute of Strategic Studies will launch the translation of the book “Afghan Napoleon” written by renowned British journalist, Sandy Gall and translated by Zubair Sohail. Ahmad Shah Massoud resisted the Soviets during the 80s and then The Taliban and Al Qaeda in the 90s until his assassination on September 9, 2001. Gall, first met Massoud in 1982, when he was a young guerrilla commander fighting the...

International Conference Reimagining Afghanistan: Ways Forward

On the eve of the second anniversary of the Taliban's return to power, Afghanistan remains stuck in a deepening humanitarian crisis. This includes the Taliban's entrenchment, stalled intra-Afghan dialogue, growing security threats, and exhausted diplomatic efforts. While the Russian invasion of Ukraine has overshadowed Afghanistan in Western capitals, the Afghan conflict is far from being subdued. There have been different approaches and prescriptions to address Afghanistan's...

Avicenna International Award For Intercultural Cooperation For Peace-IV

The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) is pleased to announce the Winner of Avicenna’s Peace Award. This year’s winners (4th round) are Jewish Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for their important role in establishing humanitarian corridors for the safe evacuation of those at risk during the 2021 Afghanistan evacuation, alongside organisations working with local communities, charitable organisations and other groups that assisted in the re...