Mr. Hekmatullah Azamy
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* Bachelor of Science Economics
* Baccalaureate Mia Omar High School, Nangarhar Afghanistan
Mr Hekmatullah Azamy serves as a research analyst at the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) since April 2012. 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 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 including Central Asia-centric transnational Islamists. Mr Azamy keeps abreast with the development in peace process with the Taliban.
Mr. Azamy was heavily involved investigating the "insider attack" phenomenon. In order to deeply study the cases Mr. Azamy conducted field visits to areas where attacks occurred and interviewed that attacker's colleagues and commander. In addition, Mr. Azamy and other members of the CAPS Research Team conducted interviews with the detained perpetrators and their family to understand the trigger points of the attacks from their side.
In addition to his research work at CAPS, Mr Azamy spearheaded CAPS's youth project "Youth Peace Movement and Empowerment Centre" in Helmand province which was aimed at capacity building of youth through education and skills development.
Prior to joining CAPS, Mr. Azamy worked as Research and Peace-building Officer at the Tribal Liaison Office (TLO) and conducted research on tribal, conflict resolution and other issues. He was born and raised in Kandahar and has traveled extensively to different provinces of Afghanistan, equipping him with an in-depth geographical and demographical knowledge of the country. He is fluent in Pashto, Dari and English. He also has good understanding of Urdu/Hindi.