Celebration of International Mother Language Day  and Cherishing Farsi in London

  Sunday, February 26, 2023

The 8th commemorating of celebrating the International Mother Language Day and cherishing Farsi was held on Sunday, February 26, in London. This ceremony was held with the support and coordination of eight academic, Think Thanks, and community institutions,including the Afghan Institute for Strat...

Online Roundtable Discussion on Reimagining UNAMA: From Powerbroker to Principle- Centric

  Monday, February 20, 2023

The role of the UNAMA has been sensitive and contentious for more than 2 decades. Since the return of the Taliban to power on August 2,021, UNAMA’s role has arguably now become even more important than ever, serving as a bridge for Afghanistan's people to the outside world, and as a con...

In-person Roundtable Discussion on Digital Mullahs: Understanding Taliban’s Online Strategy & Policy Responses

  Friday, February 10, 2023

On Friday, February 10, 2023, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) in partnership with the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit of the LSE held an in-person roundtable discussion on Taliban’s Online Strategy.

The Taliban’s victory was facilitated by many fac...

Online Roundtable Discussion on Chasing Unicorn: Norway’s Taliban Diplomacy

  Friday, January 20, 2023

Norway's recent efforts, including mediation secret talks between the former authorities of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban, and subsequently Norway's hosting of Taliban leaders in January 2022 have raised many questions regarding Norway’s foreign policy and its...

Annual Glasgow Afghan United Supper for Robert Burns and Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Rumi

  Wednesday, January 18, 2023

On 18 January 2023, AISS’s General Director, Dr Davood Moradian participated in Annual Glasgow Afghan United Supper for “Burns & Rumi Night” and delivered a special lecture on “Rummi/Balkhi: The Prophet of Love from Khorosan”. Dr. Moradian spoke comparatively abo...