Farid Muttaqi


"The challenges to political stability and security in Afghanistan and the impact of regional players (Iran and Pakistan)"


The project’s aim is to analyze the foreign policies, doctrines and existing theories explaining the role Iran and Pakistan play in Afghanistan and determining the positive and negative impact they have over the situation in Afghanistan. The research will address both the internal as well as regional issues which should be taken into consideration as a factor of stability and security in Afghanistan.

The main question of the project is in which way do/may Iran and Pakistan contribute to building or overcoming challenges to political stability and security in Afghanistan. The research design will allow the empirical analysis of the theoretical studies on the ground. The study and its conclusions and suggestions can be used for further conceptualization of the phenomenon of the Afghan conflict, the interconnection between ethnical factor and internal conflicts, and will establish the link between foreign policies of the neighboring countries (Iran and Pakistan), the security and political stability in Afghanistan.


Prof. Dr. Klaus Schlichte

Research interest

Security research, foreign policy, conflict research in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Central Asia


Farid Muttaqi has studied law and international relations at the University of Balkh in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, where he has received his Bachelor of Arts in 2004. In 2011 he obtained the Masters degree in political science at the Tajikistan State University in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. From 2006 to 2012 Farid Muttaqi has worked as a transitional justice officer at the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. From 2013 he has started his PhD project research under the supervision of Professor Dr. Klaus Schlichte at the University of Bremen, Germany.


Pashtu, Dari (Farsi/Tajik), English, Urdu/Hindi, Uzbek


Universität Bremen
Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS)
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
D - 28359 Bremen