I am deputy director at the Kabul-based Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS). Besides writing for Global Voices, I write for South Asian Voices (SAV), the Diplomat, and the Delhi-based Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS). I have translated “China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know” into Persian.
Latest posts by Bismellah Alizada
"Finally voice of Hazara people heard. Army chief gives assurance of security and safety. Chief Justice takes notice of the killing of Hazara. Took us several years. Extremely shameful."
"Balkh (now) has two governors... One rules the province like a king, and refuses to leave. His successor can't get it in."
If you want to go backcountry skiing in Afghanistan, Bamyan is the place.
As Hollywood unleashes a Di Caprio-coloured plot to appropriate the life of a famous Persian poet, older battles over his legacy are coming to the boil.