Associate Fellow, South and Central Asian Defence, Strategy and Diplomacy   

Mohammed Umer Daudzai served as the Minister of Interior of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (IRoA). He also served twice as Chief of Staff to Afghan President Karzai and as the Afghan Ambassador to Iran and later as the Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan. He also served in the High Peace Council and as Afghan President Ghani’s Special Envoy for Pakistan. Earlier, he had joined the United Nations Development program (UNDP) in Geneva in 2001 after working with British and Swedish humanitarian NGOs in the 1980s and 1990s, Mohammed Umer Daudzai will be involved in a new IISS project on Afghanistan’s stability and security.


  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Pakistan
  • Central Asia




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