About the Institute of War and Peace Studies (IWPS): The Institute of War and Peace Studies (IWPS) is a non-profit think-do-tank based in Kabul with a focus on strategic and defense studies as well as peace and conflict resolution in Afghanistan. IWPS consists of Board of Directors, senior management including prominent national and international security and peace and conflict studies researchers and practitioners. It conducts in-depth and overarching research and advocacy projects through which it aims to influence policies and shape public opinion. IWPS is the leading and first of its kind think-do-tank focusing on issues of war and peace through offering practical and evidence based solutions. It places high emphasis on integrity and high quality research to its clients. We strive to provide the best quality research products that are relevant to war and peace studies in Afghanistan and beyond in an efficient and cost- effective manner with the highest level of integrity.