Afghan Biographies

Moradian, Mohammad Daud Davood Muradian Dr.

Name Moradian, Mohammad Daud Davood Muradian Dr.
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS)
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Chief of Presidential Programmes at President Karzai’s Office
Head of the strategic studies centre under the Foreign Ministry (20090101)
Senior Policy Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (20091016)
Head of the Strategic Studies Center under the Foreign Ministry
General Director of Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) (20131005, 20131201, 20160505)
Professor of Political Science at the American University in Kabul (20140905)

3. Biodata:
moradian_daudDavood Moradian Muradian hails from Herat. He has completed his undergraduate studies at the University of London, in the fields of International Relations and International Law. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from University of St. Andrews (Scotland), where he also taught International Relations. His thesis focused on a comparative study of the conception of punishment in the traditions of ancient Greece, Islam and international criminal justice.

Davood Moradian was a senior policy advisor to former Foreign Minister Rangeen Dadfar Spanta and the head of the Afghan Foreign Ministry’s Strategic Studies Center.  Dr. Mohammad Daud Moradian, has allegedly been removed from his position at the request of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, an unnamed source said Jan. 3, 2011.  Afghan Islamic Press reported Jan. 3. that Moradian, a close friend of Afghan National Security Adviser Rangin Dadfar Spanta, was fired for criticizing the peace process with opponents during a foreign visit. In addition, Spanta was reportedly absent from a Jan. 3, 2011 Council of Ministers meeting, further fueling longstanding rumors that he has resigned or will resign from his post. However, no officials have commented on or confirmed any of these rumors.


Moradian is also known for his pro-"Khorasan" writings.

He speaks Dari, English and little Pashtu.

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