Forums



Afghanistan Central Asia Dialogue

The Dialogue provides a regular forum between the experts and policymaking communities of Afghanistan and the Central Asia Republics to pave the foundation for establishing a Cooperative Security, Economic, and Cultural community between Afghanistan and the Central Asia.

Afghanistan India Security Dialogue

A Platform that brings officials, and senior policymakers from different countries with a central theme to discuss the key issues, opportunities, and challenges pertaining to the Afghanistan-India strategic partnership, and the role of regional and extra-regional players in establishing peace and security in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Iran Cultural Dialogue

A space that Provides an opportunity for dialogue and mutual thinking between the academic and cultural elites of the two countries; which have the most cultural and historical closeness, but at the same time there are serious issues in the relations between the two nations.

Afghanistan-Pakistan Dialogue

A podium that provides an opportunity for dialogue to discuss the existing challenges and explore possible avenues, principally focused on the issues unraveling the Pak-Afghan Paradigm”.

National Dialogue Series

A series of regular consultations to bring together experts, officials, representatives from political parties, civil society, and other stakeholders to enhance inter-dialogue between Afghan elites concerning different strategic challenges within the country.

Herat School of Security

HSS, a research program aims to introduce a security discourse that is based on ethics, individual cognizance and collective tolerance; the principles that our literature and mysticism have formed their foundations in addition to the fact that these principles have been the key to peaceful coexistence and cultural tolerance in our multicultural region.

Afghanistan Iran India Trilateral Dialogue

A series of trilateral dialogues to “recreate” a board of cooperation and connectivity to discuss strategic issues revolving around regional economic opportunities, and political and security cooperation among Afghanistan, Iran, and India.

“Herat & Politics” Consultation Series

A series of consultations and dialogue examining Herat's political isolation and highlighting it’s role in the pyramid of power and political structure.

Afghanistan and Russia Bilateral Dialogue

A platform for dialogue to bring officials from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, experts, and officials from the Russian Federation to discuss issues and opportunities around bilateral relations, and expand areas of mutual cooperation, both regional and international, between the two countries.

Sussex Afghanistan Forum

A joint initiative of AISS and the University of Sussex Asia Centre (USAC) aims to promote dialogue between Afghan government strategists and scholars and Western academics. The SAF discusses the pressing issues confronting Afghanistan’s development, both domestically and internationally, as well as areas of mutual interest between Afghanistan and the UK.

British Afghan Academics’ and Professionals’ Forum

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 they face and assistance they require to enable their socioeconomic development. These gaps in knowledge can be addressed through greater engagement with both the established and newer Afghan community in the country. Through dialogue with Afghans in the UK, government agencies and national and local migration and refugee organisations, information can be garnered...

Post Islamism: Conceptual, Social, Political Trends & Policy Framework

The concept of Post-Islamism -in circulation since 1990s- represents a pivotal shift in Islamic political thought, marking a departure from traditional Islamist ideologies towards more inclusive, democratic, and pluralistic frameworks. As an umbrella concept, it connotes a myriad of meanings and approaches: from "Religious Secularity",  "Islamic society with a Secular state", "transitioning from Political Islam to Muslim Democratic", "Civilisational Islam", "Islamicate discourses in place of Islamic doctrines" to more explicitly non/anti-Islamic movements such as " Muslim atheists". As with its preceding concept, "Islamism", post-Islamism should also be contextualise...