Basharat Peer

Basharat Peer

Deputy Program Director, Future of Conflict

Crisis Group Role

As Crisis Group’s Deputy Director for the Future of Conflict Program, Basharat helps plan and execute the program's work on the implications of climate change, digital technologies and war economies on conflict.

Professional Background

Basharat worked as an international opinion editor at The New York Times. He has been an editor at Foreign Affairs, edited The New York Times’ India Ink blog, and has written for The New Yorker, Granta, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, n+1 and The New York Times. His memoir, Curfewed Night, won India’s Crossword Award for Non-Fiction and was chosen as a Book of the Year by both The New Yorker and The Economist


  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Kashmiri

Select Publications

  • A Question of Order: India, Turkey and the Return of Strongmen, 2017, Columbia Global Reports.

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