Kamran Bokhari teaches courses on national security and foreign policy to Canadian military, intelligence and security officials at the University of Ottawa and is a consultant to The World Bank Group. Bokhari is also the former Advisor on Middle Eastern and South Asian Affairs (2003-15) to the U.S. geopolitical intelligence firm, Stratfor. He is the author of Political Islam in the Age of Democratization (Palgrave Macmillan, December 18, 2013) and is working on a second book on how to ideologically combat the self-styled Islamic State and its so-called caliphate, which is due to publish later this year. He also has contributed chapters to edited volumes such as the Oxford Handbook on Islam & Politics (2013) & Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West (2007).
Bokhari has delivered briefings to various American, Canadian and British government departments. Over the years he has published thousands of analytical/theoretical/op-ed articles and has presented research papers in various international academic and policy forums. He has given hundreds of interviews to leading global media outlets, including: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Reuters, Associated Press, AFP, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Foreign Policy, NPR, Forbes, The Christian Science Monitor, National Journal, Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, CBC, CTV, BBC, Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, CNN-Turk, Pakistan’s GEO TV, India’s Hindustan Times, Xinhua and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
He has many years of teaching experience at US & UK universities. Based in Toronto, Bokhari is a PhD candidate in the department of politics and international relations at London’s University of Westminster where he is writing his thesis ‘Moderation Among Salafists and Jihadists’ with Egypt’s Nour Party & Afghanistan’s Taliban movement as his case studies. He tweets at @KamranBokhari.
Areas of Expertise
- Geopolitics of the Muslim World
- Middle East
- South Asia
- Civil-Military Relations
- Countering Violent Extremism
- Islamist/Muslim Moderation
- Foreign Policy
- Security/Intelligence Affairs
- Comparative Political Systems