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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...

The Taliban Conundrum: What's next for the EU in Afghanistan?

The Taliban regained control of Afghanistan in August 2021, almost 20 years after they were ousted by NATO forces. Since then, their draconian policies of the 1990s have returned.   Today, women in #Afghanistan are no longer allowed to work or pursue university degrees. Girls cannot continue into secondary education past sixth grade.     Moreover, China and Pakistan are now seeking to establish strategic economic relations with the #Taliban, and other c...

Book Launching Messengers Under the Hum of Bullets

Book Launching Messengers Under the Hum of Bullets “The Position of Contemporary Islamic Group on International Organization” Date: Friday, May 26, 2023 Time: 17:00 - 19:00 EST Address: 1101 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1M7

Immigration & Mental Health: The Psychological Consequences of Immigration & Remedies

Immigrants and refugees experience mental pressure/problems five times more often than other people in society. The factors that cause these problems are related to three stages of immigration life: the stage before immigration, the stage until immigrants reach the destination, and the stage after reaching the destination which includes (handlining the pressure of immigration cases process and integration in the new society and setting). Therefore, the psychological and mental health problems...

Fighting Cancer with Cancer: Demystifying Taliban’s ISIL-K drama

As a branch of the Middle East-based Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), ISIL-Khorasan (ISIL-K) emerged in late 2014 in southern and eastern Afghanistan. In the south, a disgruntled Taliban commander and former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Mullah Abdul Raoof Khadim, swore allegiance to ISIS, while in the east, six Pakistani Taliban commanders led by Hafiz Sayed Khan raised ISIS’s black flag. The group immediately came under heavy military attack by Afghan and Coalition forces, resulting...

LGBT Discourse in Afghanistan: Power; Identity & Equality

Link: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1mrGmkZXpgqxy 

Nowruz Celebration in London

‏Nowruz Celebration in London Commemorating of our Ancient Cultural Heritage and Civilization Sunday, March 19, 2023, 17:00 - 23:30  Ticket: 20£ Click for Registration Address: Osterley Park Grand Hall, Osterley Park Hotel, 76...

Taliban’ Gender Apartheid: Moving Beyond Condemnation

As part of its ongoing online discussion series and follow-up of its first roundtable discussion on Taliban’s Gender Apartheid on July 29, 2.022, at the University of Sussex,  the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies UK (AISS-UK) ) plans to host a follow-up discussion via Zoom on “Taliban’ Gender Apartheid: Moving Beyond Condemnation”  to discuss ways on the international community should move beyond their condemnation position to a more practical actions t...