About Nematullah Bizhan

Nematullah Bizhan is a research scholar at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East & Central Asia), and research associate at the Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, at the Australian National University. He is also the former Director-General for Policy, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy.


Afghanistan’s presidential election cause for cautious optimism


Afghans have shown their determination to defy the Taliban and support a democratic future, writes Nematullah Bizhan The Afghan presidential election on 5 April reflected the resilience of Afghan society and its confidence in a legitimate political transition to a peaceful and stable future. It showed that not only is democracy welcome in Afghanistan but […]