HE Dr Mohammad Mirwais Balkhi
Minister For Education, Afghanistan
Dr Mohammad Mirwais Balkhi Joined the Ministry of Education of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in 2018 as the acting Minister of Education. Mirwais Balkhi holds a PhD in International Relations (with specialisation in West Asian Studies) from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi India. He has published numerous academic articles both in English and Persian; including the books ‘Saudi Arab’s Foreign Policy towards Afghanistan; 1991-2014’ and ‘A Critique on Afghanistan’s Regional Integration’. Dr Balkhi has also edited the book ‘Afghanistan After 2014’. Dr Balkhi has worked as the Deputy Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi and previously as the head of Africa and Middle East Desk in the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) and as the Chief Editor of the CSS’ Quarterly Journal of Strategic Studies. Prior to joining the CSS, Dr Balkhi was a lecturer at the Law and Political Science Faculty.