Kamran Bokhari

Kamran Bokhari

Director, Analytical Development

Dr. Kamran Bokhari is Director of Analytical Development at the Newlines Institute. Dr. Bokhari is also a national security and foreign policy specialist at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute. Bokhari has also served as the Central Asia Studies Course Coordinator at U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute. He was a Fellow with the Program on Extremism at George Washington University (2016-18). Dr. Bokhari has also been a Senior Consultant with The World Bank since 2009. He has 15 years of experience in the private sector intelligence space during which he provided intellectual leadership in the publishing of cutting-edge geopolitical analysis & forecasts.

Dr. Bokhari is the author of Political Islam in the Age of Democratization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). He has also contributed chapters to edited volumes: Wars of Ideas: Theology, Interpretation and Power in the Muslim World (Rowman Littlefield, 2021), Strategic Analysis in Support of International Policy Making (Rowman Littlefield, 2017), Reassessing Order and Disorder in the Middle East: Regional Imbalance or Disintegration? (Rowman Littlefield, 2017), Oxford Handbook on Islam & Politics (Oxford University, 2013) & Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West (University of Utah, 2007).

His core areas of expertise are: Geopolitical/Intelligence Analysis of the Middle East, South Asia, & Central Asia, Countering Violent Extremism/Counterterrorism/Deradicalization, Islamist/Muslim Moderation, Geosectarianism, Governance, Democratization, Civil-Military Relations, & Comparative Political Systems. He has briefed various US, Canadian & UK government agencies, published thousands of analytical/theoretical/op-ed articles, presented papers in int’l academic/policy forums and given hundreds of interviews to leading global media organizations.

Bokhari earned his PhD from the Department of Politics & Int’l Relations at the University of Westminster after successfully defending his thesis ‘Moderations Among Salafists & Jihadists’.

Latest Articles

The Taliban Deal & U.S.-Jihadist Negotiations

The Taliban Deal & U.S.-Jihadist Negotiations

Talks between the United States, the Afghan Taliban, and anti-Taliban factions are likely the prelude to a systemic change in

The United Arab Emirates, Israel, and the Strategic Imbalance of Power

The United Arab Emirates, Israel, and the Strategic Imbalance of Power

The recent announcement that the United Arab Emirates was seeking to normalize relations with Israel sent shockwaves through the Arab

Lebanon: The Regime and Its Future After the Beirut Blast

Lebanon: The Regime and Its Future After the Beirut Blast

https://soundcloud.com/cgpolicy/lebanon-regime-and-its-future The Lodestar, Episode 28 Kamran Bokhari and Faysal Itani discuss Lebanon’s multiple crises and the Beirut port explosion that

The World When the United States is in Turmoil

The World When the United States is in Turmoil

https://soundcloud.com/cgpolicy/the-world-when-the-united-states-is-in-turmoil The Lodestar, Episode 27 Newlines Institute's Kamran Bokhari and Jacob Shapiro of Perch Perspectives touch on an array of