Member Resources

The American Institute of Afghanistan Studies provides resources and benefits to its institutional members and individual members. This includes, but is not limited to, space for members to post reports of their ongoing research, space for posting articles and publications, and access to the AIAS Center in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Reports and Publications

AIAS provides space for members to post reports & publications or link to web sites highlighting research projects. The links provided here. All reports, publications and sites listed here are the opinions and work of the respective authors and do not reflect the opinions of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies, its member institutions, or its individual members. AIAS reserves the right to post or remove any work. Reproduction or further distribution of the material without the permission of the author is prohibited.

Nuristan: Hidden Land of the Hindu-Kush
Resource web site on Nuristan Province, provided by member Richard Strand.

Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier
Online publication, authored by member Shah Mahmoud Hanifi (James Madison University).

Tarzi and the Emergence of Afghan Nationalism: Formation of a Nationalist Ideology
Online publication, authored by member Senzil K. Nawid (University of Arizona).

Kabul Center

Membership in the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies provides exclusive access to the academic center in Kabul, Afghanistan. Accommodations at the Kabul Center are intended for persons involved in the academic study of Afghanistan. AIAS members and representatives of AIAS member institutions receive priority. Fees per night include breakfast, lunch, dinner snack, internet access, and use of gym equipment. Laundry service is available for an additional fee.

For a full a full list of AIAS guest policies and current rates, please download this PDF.


While in Kabul, guests will have access to AIAS staff, who can assist in any logistical need--from assistance in arranging meetings to assistance in transportation. For additional information on services available and accommodation ability, please contact the Kabul Center director.

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