Niala Mohammad

Niala Mohammad

Senior Policy Analyst

Niala Mohammad is a Senior Policy Analyst focusing on religious freedom in South Asia - Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, and Maldives.

For the last fourteen years, she worked as a multimedia journalist with the Voice of America (VOA) covering the Af-Pak border region, human rights, terrorism, and extremism.

From 2009-2012, Niala served as a Cultural Advisor to Department of Defense, where she produced strategic studies on cultural, economic and political factors affecting US counter-radicalization objectives, strategic messaging, and influence operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

She holds a Master’s in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.