Omar Sadr

  • Senior Research Scholar

Dr. Omar Sadr joined CGM as a senior research scholar in October of 2021. Prior to this, he served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). He is the author of Negotiating Cultural Diversity in Afghanistan (2020). His work has appeared in venues such as Fair Observer, The Atlantic Council and The National Interest.  His primary research interests include democratic governance, governance of cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue, and multiculturalism, as well as the political history of Afghanistan.

Dr. Sadr also served as a researcher at the Afghanistan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) and as a researcher at the Department of Peace Studies with the National Centre for Policy Research (NCPR) in Kabul University.

Representative Publications

The Republic and Its Enemies: The Status of the Republic in Afghanistan, Kabul: AISS, 2021.

Negotiating Cultural Diversity in Afghanistan, London and New Delhi, Routledge, 2020.

Political Settlement of Afghanistan Conflict: Divergent Perspectives, Kabul: AISS, 2019.

The Fallacy of Afghanistan’s Peace Process: A People’s Perspectives, Kabul: AISS, 2018. 

‘Mahmud Tarzi: Intellectual and Reformist’, in Dev N Pathak and Sanjeev Kumar H.M. (eds.), Modern South Asian Thinkers, Delhi: Sage, 2018.

‘Rethinking Stability for Afghanistan: Socializing Great Powers in a Multilateral Order’, in Rajen Harshe and Dhananjay Tripathi (eds.), Afghanistan Post 9/11: Power Configurations and Evaluating Trajectories, London and New Delhi: Routledge, 2017.

 ‘Afghanistan: the Vulnerabilities of Minorities’, in Sajjad Hassan (ed.) South Asia State of Minorities Report- 2016: Mapping the Terrain, Delhi: Books for Change, 2016.