Rahmat Hashemi worked on his doctoral research at PRIO from January 2020 to June 2023. His project, No Peace in Sight? The United States and the Complex Case of Afghanistan, 1978-2020, is a historical account of the Geneva Talks on Afghanistan from 1982 to 1989, and the Doha Talks on Afghanistan from 2010 to 2020. The project focused on the role of the United States in these two peace processes.
Rahmat 's PhD thesis is currently awaiting evaluation at the Department of Archeology, Conservation and History at the University of Oslo.