The Institute for Afghanistan Studies (IAS) is a London based independent and non-political think-tank established by the Afghan Council of Great Britain, Federation of European Afghan Associations and the World Afghan Congress to inform the general public, key stakeholders and the world community on Afghanistan’s political, economic and social affairs.

We research critical challenges, engage governments, private sector and civil society in debate and share our recommendations with important stakeholders through different channels.

Our aim is to shape global policies in a way that benefits Afghanistan, its people and its relations with the world, ultimately ensuring global security, protecting human rights and promoting democracy.

Centres of excellence and expertise

CENTRE FOR ART, CULTURE AND HISTORY

CENTRE FOR TRADE, INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS

CENTRE FOR POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE

CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY

WHAT DO WE DO

RESEARCH AND STUDY

We study the most pressing challenges that affect Afghanistan’s social, economic and political affairs, its impact on the lives of Afghan citizens and ultimately the world.

debate

We facilitate debate on important issues by bringing together experts and leaders from the private, public and non-governmental sector to formulate a strategy for a better Afghanistan.

act

We make important recommendations to key stakeholders around the world and keep the public informed by communicating our vision through media, academia and civil society.

publications