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Dr Weeda Mehran

Lecturer in International Relations

PhD (University of Cambridge), MSc (University of Oxford), MA (Brussels School of International Studies), Hons. BA (University of Toronto).

My area of expertise is Afghanistan with a focus on warlordism, conflict and peacebuilding. 

I take a comparative and trans-disciplinary approach to studying propaganda campaign across a number of violent extremist groups such as the Taliban, Daesh (ISIS/IS/ISIL), Al Qaeda and Tahrik-e Taliban-e Pakistan (TTP).  I am also interested in comparative analysis of discourses by far-right groups and violent jihadi extremists and studying P/CVEs.  


Research interests

Conflict and peacebuilding 

Terrorism and P/CVE

Afghanistan and the Middle East 


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