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...

AISS Research Fellow Richard Ghiasy Gives a Presentation at TEDx Kabul

  Thursday, December 05, 2013

December 5, 2013

“On 5 December 2013 AISS research fellow Richard Ghiasy gave a presentation at TEDx Kabul on the development potential of Afghanistan. He argued that Afghanistan is about to arrive at a critical socioeconomic juncture: the Afghan economy is unsustainable, and...

Afghanistan’s Complex Women’s Rights Discourse

  Wednesday, December 04, 2013

By Dr. Davood Moradian


December 4, 2013


Are women’s rights and gender equality universal or culturally and geographically confined to the West? Are there certain cultures an...