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Mr. Hekmat Khalil Karzai became the Chairman of the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies in January of 2019.
Prior to his current appointment, he served as the Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan from January 2015 to October 2018. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he chaired several national and international processes/forums including Heart of Asia- Istanbul Process, Regional Economic Cooperation Conference for Afghanistan (RECCA), and International Contact Group (ICG) amongst others. He led the Afghan delegation in the first face to face talks with the Taliban in July 2015 and at the Quadrilateral Coordination Group meetings, creating an enabling environment for the Afghan peace process.
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Deputy Director of The Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS)
Mr Hekmatullah Azamy serves as Acting Headof the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS). His practice areas include research on socio-political and security issues in Afghanistan-Pakistan region. Mr Azamy has been exclusively focusing on South and Central Asia and how Islamic State (ISIS) could be a threat to the broader region and Afghanistan. He has written extensively on local and transnational groups operating in and from Afghanistan. He has published articles discussing crime-terror nexus, Taliban relationships with key state and non-state supporters in the region and the group’s ties with other militant groups particularly ISIS, East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM/TIP), Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), al Qaeda in the Indian sub-continent (AQIS) and other transnational Islamists. Mr Azamy keeps abreast with the development in peace process with the Taliban.
Head of Research and Legal Program Team Leader
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Halimullah Kousary is the Head of Research and Legal Program Team Leader at the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) based in Kabul, Afghanistan. His practice areas spans between researching on various governance and security issues related to conflict in Afghanistan and supervising the research projects at the Centre. He also spearheads CAPS’s youth project “Youth Peace Movement and Empowerment Centre” in Helmand province which is aimed at capacity building of youth through education and skills development.
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Waris Ahmad Faizi joined CAPS in June 2013 as a Research Analyst, and is responsible for qualitative and quantitative research on conflict issues in Afghanistan. Among his daily tasks, he is responsible for tracking and analyzing key political developments pertaining to the region, and contributing to ongoing major projects at CAPS.
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Mr. Sabawoon Zwak joined the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) since September 2018 as a Research Analyst. His research is focus mainly on Transnational Terrorism, ISIS and the sectarian violence between Sunni and Shiia.
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Mr. Hotaki joined center for conflict and peace studies (CAPS) at 2018 as Research Analyst. His practice areas include research on Terrorism and security issues at national and trans-national level. He has variety of skills such as: political, security, business, communication and management.