Ph.D., political analyst, Orientalist and freelance researcher from Tajikistan. He has earned doctoral degree in Islamic studies at the University of Basel (Switzerland). A graduate of the department of Oriental studies of TGNU, Arabic department. He is a member of inter-Tajik dialogue – an international peace-making initiative during the civil war in Tajikistan, a member of the research group of EUCAM (EU-Central Asia monitoring project). He has worked with various international organisations and agencies such as Human Rights Watch/Helsinki, UNCHR, UNDP and ADB. He is the author of over 40 research articles and publications.