Olivier Roy

Olivier Roy is a political scientist and scholar of Persian language and civilization. He has been professor at the EHESS in Paris since 2003 and senior researcher at the CNRS since 1985. He is author of numerous books and articles on Afghanistan, Iran, former Soviet Central Asia, the Middle East, political Islam and Muslims in Europe. His books include: Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan (1990); The Failure of Political Islam (1994); The New Central Asia, The Creation of Nations (2000); and, most recently, Globalized Islam (2004).

In 1988 he was consultant to UNOCA (United Nations Office of the coordinator for Afghanistan), and in 1993 he was special envoy for the OSCE in Tajikistan. He has acted as a part-time consultant to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1984. (2006)









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