Albanian Institute for International Studies

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Albanian Institute for International Studies
Formation 1997; 19 years ago (1997)
Type Research and policy think tank
Besnik Mustafaj
Website AIIS

Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) is a think tank based in Tirana, Albania. It is a non-governmental, non-profit research and policy think tank.[1]

History and profile[edit]

AIIS was launched by Albanian academics and analysts in 1997[1] and registered in 2002.[2] Its research and projects focuses on three main areas: European integration, democratization process, and Balkan developments.[2] Tirana Times is the official media partner of AIIS.[2] In addition, AIIS publishes several studies and organizes events in accordance with its study focus.[3] Its analyses have been employed by Albanian policy-makers and international partners in the fields of security studies, democracy, Euro-Atlantic integration and regional cooperation.[1]

AIIS is governed by a board of directors and its chairman is Besnik Mustafaj, a writer and politician.[4] Aldo Bumçi, another politician, is among the board members.[4] The staff of AIIS include Albanian and international scholars.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Albanian Institute for International Studies". ISN. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "List of host organizations" (PDF). Open Society Foundation. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "AIIS Publications". AIIS. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "About AIIS". AIIS. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Albanian Institute for International Studies, Albania (AIIS)". Eldis. Retrieved 30 November 2013.