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 conduit from the Western world.
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 factors, including Taliban’s masterful utilisation of modern social media platforms. The Taliban...
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 engagement with the Taliban. In order to answer these questions, the Institute of Strategic Studies...
In-person Roundtable Discussion: Holding the Taliban Accountable: Utilising International Laws
Friday, October 28, 2022
As part of its ongoing roundtable discussion series, the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies UK (AISS-UK) held its second in-person roundtable discussion on "Holding the Taliban accountable: Utilising international laws" on 28th October at the "Frontline Club” media center in London with the presence of legal scholars, practitioners, international law experts, researcher...
Online Roundtable Discussion on Coordination, Reporting and Transparency of the International Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan: Critically Evaluating Role of the UN
Monday, September 05, 2022
The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies held a webinar on “Coordination, Reporting and Transparency of the International Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan: Critically Evaluating the Role of the UN”. The Webinar featured Dr. Orzala Nemat, Director of Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), Mohammad Yasin Samim, activist, and Executive Director, Assembly of Hazara Socia...
Discussion on Twitter Space on the “Role of Western Media and Think Tanks in Taliban’s Ascendency&rdquo
Friday, August 12, 2022
On August 12, 2022, Afghanistan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) hosted a panel discussion on Twitter Space on the “Role of Western Media and Think Tanks in Taliban’s Ascendency” with Dr. Mohammad Nazif Shahrani, Professor of Political Anthropology, Lynne O'Donnell, Journalist, and Dr. Omar Sharifi, Country director of American Institute of Afghanistan Studies. The panel was moderated...
Roundtable Discussion on Presence of ISIS in Afghanistan and South Asia
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) held a virtual roundtable discussion on the “Presence of ISIS in Afghanistan and South Asia” region. Dr. Arian Sharifi, Former Director of National Threat Assessment at NSC; Kabir Taneja, Fellow at Observer Research Foundation, in India and Tamim Asey, Executive Chairman at IWPS and Former Deputy Minister of Defense, were the speakers...
Roundtable Discussion on Role of USIP in Afghanistan: Impartiality or Partisanship?
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies(AISS) held an virtual roundtable discussion on "The Role of USIP in Afghanistan: Impartiality or Partisanship?” Shahmahmood Miakhel, Governor of Nangarhar and Former Country Director of USIP in Afghanistan, Dr. Nazif Shahrani, Professor, Indiana University, Eng. Rahmatullah Nabil, Former Director of National Directorate of Security (NDS); and Dr. C. Ch...
Roundtable Discussion on Assessing US-Iran Tensions and its Implication for Afghanistan
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) organized a roundtable discussion on “Assessing US-Iran Tensions and its Implication for Afghanistan". The purpose of this roundtable is to discuss recent tensions between the United States and Iran and its implications for Afghanistan. The panel discussion was accompanied by Amb. Mahmoud Saikal, Former Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to Uni...
Roundtable Discussion on Assessing UN Activities in Afghanistan
Thursday, January 02, 2020
The Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies held a roundtable discussion on ‘Assessing the UN Activities in Afghanistan’ in the past 40 years, particularly since 2001. The panel discussion was accompanied by Amb. Mahmoud Saikal, Former Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to United Nations, Toby Lanzer, Deputy Special Representative of UNAMA, Dr. Daoud Ali Najafi, former Minister of Transport...