Ali Yawar Adili joined the Afghanistan Analysts Network in 2016 and since 2019, he has been its Deputy Country Director. He specialises in elections, electoral reform and political groups and coalitions in Afghanistan.
Prior to joining AAN, he worked with the UNDP-ELECT Project (2014-16) and before that, as an international member of staff with UNHCR in Baghdad, Iraq (2012-14). Ali has worked with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)-Afghanistan (2007-12) and the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (2006-07) and has contributed as a columnist and political analyst to various Afghan daily newspapers including Daily Outlook Afghanistan and Daily Open Society.
Ali obtained his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Kateb University in Kabul in 2011 and is currently writing a dissertation comparing identity politics in Afghanistan and Iraq for a Master’s Degree in International Relations at Ibn-e Sina University, Kabul.