Ahmadullah Archiwal

Ph.D. Candidate

I am interested in state collapse, informal institutions, democratization, nonviolence, and social movements. Specifically, the question: How the Afghan elites failed the state in Afghanistan on August 15,2021? Additionally, I take Afghanistan as a case study and focus on how informal institutions affect state institutions in conflict resolution.


MA,  International Affairs with a Focus on Conflict and Security, as a Fulbright Scholar at The New School University in New York, June 2009 

MA, Journalism and Mass Communication, The University of Peshawar, September 2004 

BA, Political Science , The University of Peshawar, June 2002 

Major Advisor 

Professor Jeremy Pressman 

Intended Subfields 

Comparative Politics 

International Relations 


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