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Research Analyst

Haseeb Humayoon is a Research Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), where he analyzes political developments inside Afghanistan and Pakistan, the U.S. military and civilian efforts in Afghanistan, and the political strategy and information operations of the insurgency and counterinsurgency in Afghanistan. Mr. Humayoon recently served as a Communications and Operations Advisor to Afghanistan's domestic election observers group, the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan, from July to September 2009.
Prior to joining ISW, Mr. Humayoon worked on several Afghanistan-based projects with organizations such as the Human Rights Watch, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Human Rights First, and the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies. Mr. Humayoon studied and observed the planning and convention of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Joint Peace Jirga of August 2007 in Kabul. He has also researched the history of the rivalry between Afghanistan and Pakistan and the role of negotiations between the two countries in times of crisis. In Washington, Mr. Humayoon has worked with the Middle East Institute (MEI) on Afghanistan and Pakistan research. He co-authored, with MEI scholar Dr. Marvin Weinbaum, the "Intertwined Destinies of Afghanistan and Pakistan,"; a widely read chapter in The Future of Afghanistan (A. Their, ed., January 2009).
Mr. Humayoon has published opinion and analytic pieces in the New York Times and appeared as commentator on issues related to Afghanistan and Pakistan on channels such as Al Jazeera English, the National Public Radio, and Voice of America. He conducts frequent briefings for journalists and congressional staff in Washington, DC.
Born in Kabul, Mr. Humayoon studied high school in Afghanistan and Pakistan's Peshawar city. He holds a B.A. in political science from Middlebury College and has also studied at the American University in Washington D.C., focusing on U.S. Foreign Policy. Mr. Humayoon has native fluency in Dari/Farsi and Pashto, and is proficient in Urdu.