AIIS Bulletin


Read our latest bulletin to find out more about AIIS, its mission and work throughout the years.

Assessment of risks on national security / the capacity of state and society to react: Violent Extremism and Religious Radicalization in Albania

This report presents an in-depth analysis of violent extremism and religious radicalization as a national and international phenomenon. A comparative approach will be adopted in assessing the international and regional dynamics of this phenomenon. In turn, this report will provide a comprehensive understanding of the socio-economic, ideological and other factors that drive the radicalization of Albanian citizens, as well as the capacity of government and society to combat extremism.

Albania-Serbia relations in the eyes of the Albanian Public 2015

This survey, which has also served to launch our center, is the first step in assessing the currentstate of relations as perceived by citizens of Albania. The photography of citizens’ perceptions is valuable not only as a window to more information about evaluations, myths and misunderstandings but also as a way to measure what expectations about the future of these relations are.

Albania and Kosovo - In quest of a Common Future

This Policy Paper was prepared in the context of the joint Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) project: “Albania and Kosovo - In quest of a Common Future”. 

Preparing for accession negotiations: What role for Civil Society Organizations in Albania?

In the frame of the TRAIN (Think Tanks Providing Research and Advice through Interaction and Networking) program, provided by the German Council on Foreign Relations, Dritan Sulçebe, Researcher at AIIS, published his Policy Brief: “Preparing for accession negotiations: What role for Civil Society Organizations in Albania?”.

Greece and Albanian Greek relations in the Albanian printed media 2014

Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) has conducted a monitoring of Albanian printed media outlets for a period ofseven months,starting from January 2014 to July 2014. What follows in the upcoming pages is the study AIIS conducted on the Albanian printed media outlets and the main findings in relation to the way Albanian media portrays the many dimensions of the Albanian-Greek relations.

Albanians and the European Social Model: Towards a redefinition of the social contract

This survey tries to map the general attitudes of Albanian citizens towards the state, its institutions, public services, the public versus private provision of services, as well as outlines citizens’ main attitudes towards the welfare state, social solidarity, the extent of the universal provision of services, etc. 

The survey is important for three reasons: 

Beyond numbers: Participations of women in Albania's security sector

Published in October 2014, this policy brief looked at what has been done so far to promote women in the security sector in Albania and offer recommendations on further improvements and steps. As the title suggests it focused not only on numbers/quotas as a means to promote women participation in this sector. More importantly, it focused on offering policy recommendations that tackle deeper issues related to inclusion and promotion.

Albanian Greek relations from the eyes of the Albanian public

Perceptions 2013. This study published in March 2014, with the support of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Albania, tried to capure the perceptions and their implications on policy and discourse by objective research. The report published both in Albania and English summarizes the findings from the nationwide poll carried out in Albania and in Greece, gauging people's perceptions of the current relations between Albania and Greeece and potentials for the future.