Dr. Mirwais Balkhi
Dr. Mirwais Balkhi is the head of Africa and Middle East desk at CSS. He is also the Chief Editor of the CSS’ quarterly journal, Strategic Studies. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a member of the CSS in 2013.
Dr. Balkhi holds a PhD in International Relations (with specialization in West Asian Studies) from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. He has published numerous academic articles both in English and Dari, including two books in Dari titled respectively: Saudi Arabia’s Policy Towards Afghanistan and A Critique on Afghanistan’s Regional Integration. He has also edited the book, Afghanistan After 2014. In addition, he has authored chapters in several books.
Prior to joining the CSS, Dr. Balkhi was a lecturer at the Law and Political Science Faculty of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). Currently he is lecturing at the International Relations Faculty of Afghanistan Institute of Higher Education (UofA)