Qayoom Suroush (@Suroush1) is a researcher at the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC). Before joining CIVIC, Mr. Suroush worked with the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) as a researcher and as a project manager. Mr. Suroush has also worked as a researcher with the Afghanistan Analyst Network (AAN), Human Rights Watch (HRW), and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). He has served as Senior Research Advisor for the Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) and has published on a wide range of issues.
Mr. Suroush has an MA in Security and Politics in Central Asia from the OSCE Academy and a BA in sociology and philosophy from Kabul University.