Deedar Khudaidad

Deedar Raheem Khudaidad is the founding editor of, based in Melbourne. He holds a master’s degree in international relations and national security from Curtin University, Western Australia, and he previously worked for the UN and other international organizations in Afghanistan between 2003 and 2011.

Sri Lanka’s Persecuted Muslims Are Turning Radical

After decades of persecution by the Sinhalese and Tamils, Sri Lanka’s Muslims are abandoning local syncretic Islam and turning to a more radical version. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks across Sri Lanka. This raises many questions about the existence of IS affiliates in the country, the rapid radicalization of young Muslims, and the threat... Continue Reading

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The Afghan Peace Process: Two Phases of the Taliban

The prospect of a peaceful Afghanistan is only realistic if the Taliban breaks ties with other terrorist groups, agrees to a ceasefire and joins the intra-Afghan peace talks. The Afghan government has been calling for peace talks for many years, yet only in November 2018 did the Taliban agree to meet face-to-face with the US envoys for finding a peaceful solution to nearly 18 years of... Continue Reading

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