Ibraheem Bahiss Analyst, Afghanistan Please submit all media inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +32 (0) 2 536 00 71 Crisis Group Role Ibraheem Bahiss is an analyst with Crisis Group’s Asia Program. He assesses peace and conflict developments in Afghanistan through open-source research, interviews, trend analysis, and program documentation. His reporting synthesises field-based insights with qualitative analysis. Professional Background Ibraheem Bahiss has an interest in armed groups and Islamist politics across South Asia and the Middle East. He holds bachelor’s degrees in law and political science along with a master’s degree in law from the University of Waikato. Ibraheem’s work has been published by various international media and research organisations. Languages English (proficient) Arabic (proficient) Pashto (native) Dari (fluent) Urdu (fluent) Areas of Expertise Armed groups Security and governance Peace processes Afghanistan In The News 16 Aug 2022 Taliban leadership [in Afghanistan] seems divided between those that seek a return to the 1990s and those that want to tread a different path. VICE Ibraheem Bahiss Analyst, Afghanistan 5 Jul 2022 [The Taliban in Afghanistan] focus on consolidating power by monopolizing resources, squashing perceived threats, and preempting future threats. Foreign Policy Ibraheem Bahiss Analyst, Afghanistan 5 May 2022 Clerics [in Afghanistan] are coming out and issuing statements and saying girls' education is a right. NPR Ibraheem Bahiss Analyst, Afghanistan 26 Apr 2022 For now, the Taliban [in Afghanistan] are completely opposed to having an election-based Emirate. The Diplomat Ibraheem Bahiss Analyst, Afghanistan 3 Mar 2022 When it comes to military and policing tactics, the Taliban has been observing and learning from their erstwhile enemy over the past 20 years. Now they are imitating many... The New York Times Ibraheem Bahiss Analyst, Afghanistan 30 Jan 2022 Rather than punishing the Afghan people and making life difficult for them, we can restructure the sanctions regime so it targets the Taliban. ABC News Ibraheem Bahiss Analyst, Afghanistan Latest Updates Podcast / Asia 06 May 2022 Taliban Rule in Afghanistan Q&A / Asia 28 September 2021 Afghanistan’s Taliban Expand Their Interim Government Q&A / Asia 09 September 2021 Who Will Run the Taliban Government? Podcast / Asia 03 September 2021 Afghanistan: the Islamic State, still no Taliban government and a looming humanitarian catastrophe Podcast / Asia 19 August 2021 What Will the Taliban Do Next?