Bismellah Alizada is the co-founder of Rahila Foundation, an organisation working for youth empowerment through education and capacity building. He is... the Deputy Director (on Academic Sabbatical) at Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS), a research and advocacy organization based in Kabul. He is currently doing an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development at SOAS University of London. His articles have appeared on Global Voices, the Diplomat, and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) in New Delhi. He has also co-translated into Persian the book China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know.