Abdulhadi Hairan

Analyst, counterinsurgency expert, and author

Abdulhadi Hairan is a Kabul-based Afghan journalist, writer, and research analyst. He is fluent and writes in Pashto, Urdu, Dari, and English. He started his career as a journalist from a weekly Urdu langage newspaper in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2002. Then worked with the most popular Pashto newspapers Wahdat and Khabroona as Editor in Peshawar. In Peshawar he also worked with Afghan Islamic Press, a Peshawar-based Afghan news agency, as News Editor.

As a translator, he has been working with several translation companies as a freelancer. He currently works with the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Kabul as a Research Analyst. Two of his books, including a collection of short stories, are published in Pashto. His blog is: