Sultan Barakat

Sultan Barakat

Sultan Barakat is a Professor in Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at Qatar Foundation’s Hamad Bin Khalifa University and an Honorary Professor of the... University of York. He is a world-renowned scholar known for pioneering the study of war-torn societies and their recovery. Professor Barakat founded the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and directed it between 2016 and 2022. Previously he served as Director of Research at the Brookings Institution’s center in Doha (between 2014 and 2016). At the University of York, he founded and led the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit between 1993 and 2019


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We need a new approach that seeks to reinforce, not replace, national and local systems.

Opinion by Sultan Barakat and Logan Cochrane
Published On 17 Dec 2022
Boys stand in line as they wait to receive meals

The Taliban’s first year back in power was one of crisis but they also scored victories that deserve to be acknowledged.

Opinion by Sultan Barakat
Published On 15 Aug 2022
Taliban fighters