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Iran’s Interests in Afghanistan: Water, Black Market Currency, & Extremism

By Ejaz Ahmad Malikzada

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi recently visited Kabul to discuss recent efforts towards peace in Afghanistan.

Though the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs hasn’t provided any details of the meeting, the visit is indicative of an Iranian effort to maintain relations with the Afghan government as the government neg..Read more

The Taliban’s Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (1996–2001): ‘War-Making and State-Making’ as an Insurgency Strategy

By Dr. Yaqub Ibrahimi

The establishment of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) was the Taliban’s first effort to transform into a state structure in the midst of the Afghan civil war. However, the effort met with no ultimate success. After capturing Kabul in September 1996, the Taliban formed the IEA which was based on a two-track governance system..Read more

 

Vietnam Redux in Afghanistan: Peace as an Extension of War by Other Means

By Anthony H. Cordesman

It would be unfair to accuse any element of the US. Government as having had the wrong strategy for Afghanistan. The real accusation should be that it has had so many partially conflicting strategies that it never properly resourced or implemented overtime, or actively reversed, that it has had no real strategy at all. The United States has been remarkably inconsiste..Read more

Can the Afghan Peace Process Succeed?

By Mohammad Shoaib Haidary

Talks with the Taliban must include long-term, patient efforts to negotiate and resolve the disagreements between the Afghans on the issue of peace. In 2018, Afghanistan witnessed rapid changes in the ongoing peace process. In early February, President Ashraf Ghani extended an unconditional peace...Read more

AISS Publications

Cultural, Rituals and Beliefs of Afghanistan's People (Available in Farsi).Link

Trends in Student Radicalization Across University Campuses in Afghanistan (Available in English).Link

Afghan Democracy: Opportunities and Obstacles (Available in Farsi)Link

The Hear of Asia Process at a Juncture: An Analysis of Impediment to Further Progress.Link

Corruption Mapping in Afghanistan Research Report Link

Corruption Mapping in Afghanistan Research Report (Available in Farsi) Link

Trends in Radicalization across Unregistered Madrassas in Afghanistan Research Report Link

Trends in Radicalization across Unregistered Madrassas in Afghanistan Research Report (Available in Farsi) Link

Strangers Across the Amu River: Community Perceptions Along the Tajik– Afghan Borders. Link 

Social Media and Articulation of Radical Narratives in Afghanistan. Link

Social Media and Articulation of Radical Narratives in Afghanistan. (Available in Farsi).Link

Trends of Radicalization among the Ranks of the Afghan National Police.Link

Trends of Radicalization among the Ranks of the Afghan National Police(Available in Farsi).Link

Afghan people’s attitudes and perceptions towards peace talks between the Government and the Taliban. Link

Afghan people’s attitudes and perceptions towards peace talks between the Government and the Taliban(Available in Farsi).Link

Afghanistan’s constitution and the society in transition. Link

Afghanistan’s constitution and the society in transition (Available in Farsi).Link

Four Decades of Efforts for Peace and Reconciliation in Afghanistan: Analysis of the Impediments and Barriers to Sustainable Peace (Available in Farsi).Link

Four Decades of Efforts for Peace and Reconciliation in Afghanistan: Analysis of the Impediments and Barriers to Sustainable Peace (Available in English).Link

The Challenging Path towards Democracy in Afghanistan An Assessment and Critique of National Debates on Alternative Political Systems in Afghanistan (Available in Farsi).Link 

The Challenging Path towards Democracy in Afghanistan An Assessment and Critique of National Debates on Alternative Political Systems in Afghanistan (Available in English).Link 

Typology of Religious trends in Contemporary Herat (Available in Farsi).Link 

Strategic Analysis of the Chabahar Port: Afghanistan- Iran- India Relations (Available in English).Link 

Strategic Analysis of the Chabahar Port: Afghanistan- Iran- India Relations (Available in Farsi).Link 

The Afghan elites perception toward the Islamic Republic of Iran(Available in Farsi).Link 

The Afghan elites perception toward the Islamic Republic of Iran(Available in English).Link 

Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors of Youth in Afghanistan(Available in Farsi).Link 

Modalities of Conflict Resolution in Afghanistan: A Negotiated Settlement Scenario

Report available in English    Report available in Farsi

Electoral Reform and the Experience of Parliamentary Elections in Afghanistan

 Report available in English    Report available in Farsi

The Political Culture in Herat

 Report available in Farsi

Fatemiyoun Division: Afghan Fighters in the Syrian Civil War

 Report available in English    Report available in Farsi

The Fallacy of Peace Process in Afghanistan: The People’s Perspectives
 Report available in English     Report available in Farsi

The Myth of Afghan Electoral Democracy The Irregularities of the 2014 Presidential Election
 Report available in English      Report available in Farsi

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