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Dr Najibullah Lafraie

Dr Najib LafraiePhD (Hawaii)
MA (Hawaii)
BA (Kabul)

Dr Lafraie's research interests are in International Relations, Islam and politics, Islamic militancy, and Afghanistan politics. His publications include Revolutionary ideology and Islamic Militancy: The Iranian Revolution and Interpretations of the Quran (Tauris Academic Studies, 2009); several book chapters, and articles published in high ranking journals such as International Politics and Global Society.

He joined the Department of Politics in July 2002, and retired in December 2015. Previously he had served as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan, 1992-96, and Minister of Information in the Interim Government of Afghanistan (in exile), 1989-92. He also took part in the liberation movement against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s.

He is a research fellow with the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, serving earlier as a member of the Steering Committee for the establishment of the Centre.

Email najib.lafraie@otago.ac.nz


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Revolutionary Ideology and Islamic Militancy

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Publications

Lafraie, N. (2011). Afghanistan war. In G. Martin (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of terrorism. (2nd ed.) (pp. 13-17). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781412994088.n11

Lafraie, N. (2011). Insurgency and democratisation: Taliban real winners of elections in Afghanistan. Global Society, 25(4), 469-489. doi: 10.1080/13600826.2011.605766

Lafraie, N. (2010). Defiance in absurdity: How small clients dare challenge powerful patrons: The case of Karzai and Obama administrations. Proceedings of the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://nzpsa.wordpress.com/conferences-and-events/past-nzpsa-conferences/

Lafraie, N. (2009). Revolutionary ideology and Islamic militancy: The Iranian Revolution and interpretations of the Quran. London: Tauris Academic Studies, 272p.

Lafraie, N. (2009). Resurgence of the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan: How and why? International Politics, 46(1), 102-113. doi: 10.1057/ip.2008.36

Authored Book - Research

Lafraie, N. (2009). Revolutionary ideology and Islamic militancy: The Iranian Revolution and interpretations of the Quran. London: Tauris Academic Studies, 272p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Lafraie, N. (2007). The Afghanistan peace process: Progress and Problems. In E. Van Wie Davis & R. Azizian (Eds.), Islam, Oil, and Geopolitics: Central Asia after September 11. (pp. 29-44). Lanham, MD, USA: Rowman & Littlefield.

Lafraie, N. (2006). Afghanistan, the ′war on terror′, and the continuing quest for security. In R. G. Patman (Ed.), Globalization and conflict: National security in a ′new′ strategic era. (pp. 114-132). London, U.K: Routledge.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Lafraie, N. (2011). Afghanistan war. In G. Martin (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of terrorism. (2nd ed.) (pp. 13-17). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781412994088.n11

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Journal - Research Article

Lafraie, N. (2011). Insurgency and democratisation: Taliban real winners of elections in Afghanistan. Global Society, 25(4), 469-489. doi: 10.1080/13600826.2011.605766

Lafraie, N. (2009). Resurgence of the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan: How and why? International Politics, 46(1), 102-113. doi: 10.1057/ip.2008.36

Lafraie, N. (2009). NATO in Afghanistan: Perilous mission, dire ramifications. International Politics, 46(5), 550-572. doi: 10.1057/ip.2009.11

Lafraie, N. (2006). Ahmed Zaoui, a victim of 9/11: Impact of the terrorist attacks in the United States on New Zealand refugee policies. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 8(2), 110-133.

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Journal - Research Other

Lafraie, N. (2005). [Review of the book A bitter harvest: US foreign policy and Afghanistan]. Millenium, 33(3), 928-929.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Lafraie, N. (2009). A way out of the Afghan quagmire: Debate on a new Afghanistan strategy has ignored the potential of introducing a UN-backed Muslim force. The Guardian, (28 October).

Lafraie, N. (2009). Little will be gained from this election [Comment]. Dominion Post, (9 September).

Lafraie, N. (2009). Noble goals but are they enough? [Comment]. Dominion Post, (25 August).

Lafraie, N. (2006). The way out is to get out [Opinion]. International Herald Tribune, (5 September).

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Lafraie, N. (2010). Defiance in absurdity: How small clients dare challenge powerful patrons: The case of Karzai and Obama administrations. Proceedings of the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://nzpsa.wordpress.com/conferences-and-events/past-nzpsa-conferences/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Lafraie, N. (2003, February). Afghanistan Peace Process. Verbal presentation at the Central Asia, Global Terrorism and Asia-Pacific Security Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Lafraie, N. (2003, June). Islam and terrorism: Contradiction in terms. Verbal presentation at the International Conference on Islam, Auckland, New Zealand.

Lafraie, N. (2002, June). Oil interests and the ′War on terrorism′. Verbal presentation at the 37th Otago Foreign Policy School, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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