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Murid Partaw

Murid Partaw

Murid Partaw worked and has extensive experience in both the government and private sector.  As a former senior government official, Murid brings an in-depth knowledge and understanding of his home country of Afghanistan and South Asia region in terms of security, political, diplomatic, and religious subject matters.  Murid's most recent position was Afghanistan's Senior National Representative (SNR) to the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM). In that capacity, he represented his country at the highest levels in an international coalition comprised of more than 65 nations whose primary mission was coordination of civil and military efforts in the war against terrorism and extremism.

In addition, he has participated in numerous conferences, forums and events on South Asia and Middle East regions. He has delivered speeches on Afghanistan-Pakistan political and security developments. He is an alumni of Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) in Washington, DC. 

Murid is currently pursuing his PhD in Politics and International Affairs at the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies (SIGS) at the University of South Florida. He has also been teaching college level classes during the last two years.  As an academic writer and researcher, he is also a featured writer for Foreign Policy Journal (FPJ) IHS Jane's and The National Interest. His academic research focuses on democratization, inter-state relations, and state-building, peace and security studies.

Education:

BA: International Studies, University of South Florida
MA: Political Science, University of South Florida

Publications:

Democratization in Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities
publication date Mar 27, 2017  publication description Journal of Political Science and Public Affair JPSPA

The United States Needs a Political Strategy to Win in Afghanistan
publication date July 4, 2018 publication description The Geopolitics

Afghanistan Braces for Its Next Political Crisis
publication date Mar 1, 2018  publication description The National Interest

Will Pakistan Change its Strategic Calculus toward Afghanistan?
Publication date Sep 2, 2017 publication description Foreign Policy Journal FPJ

The Need for a Broader US Strategy to Stabilize Afghanistan
Publication date Jul 12, 2017 publication description The Need for a Broader U.S. Strategy to Stabilize Afghanistan

India’s Inclusion in Afghan Peace Process is a Necessity
publication date Jan 5, 2016  publication description Foreign Policy Journal

Blowback from Pakistan’s Harboring of Extremist Groups
publication date Jan 29, 2016  publication description Foreign Policy Journal FPJ

Can The US And Russia Work Together In Syria?
publication date Oct 13, 2015  publication description Eurasia Review A Journal of Analysis and News

The Costs of Political Centralization in Afghanistan
publication date Nov 4, 2015  publication description Foreign Policy Journal

The Dynamics of Peace and Political Change in Afghanistan
publication date Jul 28, 2015  publication description Foreign Policy Journal