Mission Statement

The Institute for Afghan Studies (IAS) is a non-profit, non-political and independent organization, founded and run by young Afghan scholars from around the globe.  The mission of the Institute is to be a center for research and a credible source of information about Afghanistan.  

The Institute promotes research on social, economic, political and other issues of critical importance pertaining to Afghanistan by providing a forum and soliciting contributions from recognized Afghan and non-Afghan scholars, think-tanks and experts on Afghan studies.  

The Institute, nevertheless, is of the belief and conviction that Afghans themselves have the best source of information and solutions for the numerous problems facing Afghanistan today. To this end, it encourages and makes possible quality interaction between informed, educated and professional Afghans around the globe.

The views expressed in the contributed papers are that of the writer (s) and are not necessarily shared by the Institute for Afghan  Studies (IAS). In addition the IAS can take no responsibility for the quality and content of contributed material and external links.  Please review our Privacy Statement.
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