William Maley (@williammaley1) is Emeritus Professor of Diplomacy at The Australian National University, where he was Professor of Diplomacy from 2003-2021. He is author of Rescuing Afghanistan (London: Hurst & Co., 2006), What is a Refugee? (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), Transition in Afghanistan: Hope, Despair and the Limits of Statebuilding (New York: Routledge, 2018), The Afghanistan Wars (London: Red Globe/Macmillan, 2021), and Diplomacy, Communication, and Peace: Selected Essays (New York: Routledge, 2021). He is also co-author of Afghanistan: Politics and Economics in a Globalising State (New York: Routledge, 2020) (with Dr. Niamatullah Ibrahimi); and The Decline and Fall of Republican Afghanistan (New York: Oxford University Press, 2023) (with Ahmad Shuja Jamal), and edited Fundamentalism Reborn? Afghanistan and the Taliban (New York: New York University Press, 1998). He is also on LinkedIn.