Zalmai Nishat

Zalmai Nishat

Programme Lead for Central and South Asia, Extremism Policy Unit

Profile

Zalmai's research interests include the politics and processes of post-colonial state formation and the emergence of nation states in non-European contexts, especially Central and South Asia and the Middle East. Previously, he served as senior public policy advisor for the government of Afghanistan and senior policy expert for the German Development Agency (GIZ) in Kabul. He is a fellow at the Afghanistan Institute of Strategic Studies (AISS) and the Asia Sussex Centre. Zalmai holds a BA in Politics from SOAS and an MA in Ideology and Discourse Analysis from the University of Essex.