Albanian Institute for International Studies, Albania (AIIS)

One line description: Policy research institute focusing on the promotion of democratization and sustainable development. Non-governmental, not for profit, independent institution dealing with international public policy issues. AIIS analyses contemporary security issues and their political impact. Given the changing nature of security threats AIIS focus has turned towards Albanian domestic issues, and especially EU and NATO integration processes.

The institute also aims to address Balkan issues on development and prognoses of political, economic, security, ethnic, cultural and religion questions, identification of conflicts, their sources and origins and especially conflict prevention and conflict avoidance.

AIIS staff includes scholars from Albania as well as from abroad.

The website in English contains abstracts of papers and books on relevant topics, most of the papers having also a full version available for download.