The Albanian institute of International Studies is one of the most professional, brilliant and active think tanks of the Balkans. In these years AIIS staff made a great work in contributing to promote regional cooperation and understanding among scholars and academician who have different views over the transition of the Balkans from post-communism and ethnic conflicts towards liberal democracy and the European commonwealth. Our institute has cooperated both in Italy and in Albania in organizing successful scientific and institutional events with AIIS. I hope that this cooperation can be strengthened in the future, especially for enhancing Italian – Albanian bilateral relations.
Director of Research for South Eastern Europe , Italian Military Center for Strategic Studies, Rome