Afghan Legitimacy and Electoral Reform

  Monday, December 17, 2018

Speech by Thomas.H Johnson at the 7th “Herat Security Dialogue”


My presentation is going to address three critical dynamics:

  1. The importance of regime legitimacy in Afghanistan
  2. Deficien...

The Role of Afghanistan in China’s Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Policy on Afghanistan

  Saturday, December 08, 2018

Speech by CIIS President Qi Zhenhong at the 7th “Herat Security Dialogue”

It is a great pleasure to be here. First of all, please allow me to extend my sincere thanks to Dr. Davood Moradian and his team from the Afghan Institute fo...

Afghanistan-India Strategic Partnership: Unrealized Promise

  Tuesday, November 27, 2018

By Dr Rangin Dadfar Spanta

Welcome to the Fourth Strategic Dialogue between India and Afghanistan.
I believe that determinant factors defining the strategic nature of Afghanistan and India’s relations are the following:

  1. Geopolitics

Moscow’s Afghan Confusion

  Thursday, November 08, 2018

By Dr. Davood Moradian

Russia’s pursuit of “great power” status and its growing concern over terrorism and narcotic drugs have pushed it to re-enter the Afghan conflict, as demonstrated by the April 15 regional conference on...

The Illusion of Afghanistan's Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

  Thursday, October 18, 2018

By Nafay Choudhury

On October 20, 2018, Afghans will head to the polls for the third round of parliamentary elections since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001. The steady accusations of fraud, corruption, lack of transparency, and undue interf...