Nilofar Sakhi is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. She is also a professorial lecturer at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She was formerly the director of policy and diplomacy at McColm & Company, a visiting fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy and Columbia University, and was a fellow at Asia Society and the International Center for Tolerance Education.

Sakhi is a scholar and policy practitioner who has written extensively on various aspects of transitional security, human security, and peacemaking and peacebuilding processes and recently released the book Human Security and Agency: Reframing Productive Power in Afghanistan. She has been involved in assisting peace and counter-insurgency policy formulation and has been involved in the Afghan peace processes since 2010; she remains a regular commentator in media and writer on analyzing the challenges and prospects of peace processes.

Sakhi holds a PhD in international conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University, a master’s degree in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University, and a master’s degree in conflict transformation and peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University.

Sakhi, N. (2020). Human Security & Agency: Reframing Productive Power in Afghanistan. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Sakhi, N. (2019). Moving Beyond Informality. Small Wars Journal.
Sakhi, N. (2019). Peacemaking in Afghanistan, Procedural and Substantial Challenges. Aljazeera Center for Studies.
Sakhi, N. (2019). The politics of Peace, the Collapse and Resumption of US-Taliban Peace Talks in Afghanistan. Aljazeera Center for Studies.