House 39/Room 0109
Raghav Sharma is a doctoral candidate at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. His doctoral research focuses on the question of Managing Ethno-political conflicts in fragile states, with Afghanistan being the area of engagement.
He holds a graduate degree in History from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University, Budapest. Prior to enrolling as doctoral candidate he has worked as a Research Officer for the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies where he published extensively on issues of strategic importance for Afghanistan. From January 2010 he worked and traveled extensively across Afghanistan in his capacity as an International Humanitarian aid worker.
He is presently affiliated as Research Analyst with the Kabul Center for Strategic Studies, Kabul and also teaches in the Good Governance Afghanistan Program at the Brandt School.
His publications include: India-Afghanistan Relations, in David Scott ed., A Handbook on India’s International Relation’s, Routledge UK, May 2011; China’s Afghan Policy: Slow Recalibration, China Report, May 2011; “India-Afghanistan Relations: Steady Progress amidst Instability” in D. Suba Chandran and Jabin T. Jacob (eds.), India’s Foreign Policy: Old Problems, New Challenges, New Delhi: Macmillan, 2011; India-Central Asia Relations: Falling Short of Expectations, in D. Suba Chandran and Jabin T. Jacob (eds.), India’s Foreign Policy: Old Problems, New Challenges, New Delhi: Macmillan, 2011 and "Sectarian Violence in Pakistan", in PR Chari and D Suba Chandran (eds.), Armed Conflicts in South Asia 2008, Routledge Press, January 2010.
„Ethnicity and Conflict: The Case of Afghanistan“
Research Abstract, 2011