Dr. Muqtedar Khan is Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He researches and teaches Islam, Governance and International Relations. He earned his Ph.D. in International Relations, Political Philosophy, and Islamic Political Thought from Georgetown University in May 2000.
From 2017-2019 he was the Academic Director of the State Department’s National Security Institute, and he is now Academic Director of the State Department’s American Foreign Policy Institute.
He founded the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Delaware and was its first Director from 2007-2010.
Dr. Khan was a Fellow with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding from 2001-2016. He was a Senior Nonresident Fellow with the Brookings Institution (2003-2008) and a Fellow of the Al-Waleed Center at Georgetown University (2006-2007). He has been the President, Vice President and General Secretary of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists.
He is the author of Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan (Palgrave, 2019). He also authored American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom (Amana, 2002), and Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations (Praeger, 2004). He has edited Islamic Democratic Discourse (Lexington Books, 2006) and Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West (University of Utah Press, 2007).
Dr. Khan frequently comments on BBC, CNN International, FOX and VOA TV, Bridges TV, NPR and other radio and TV networks. His political commentaries appear regularly in newspapers in over 20 countries. He has lectured in North America, East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
American elections are becoming a battleground for conflicts in faraway lands as diasporas place the political interests of nations they have left behind ahead of the political needs of the nation they have settled in. This trend could fragment potential coalitions of immigrants and progressive groups and is likely to push independents to the right to coalesce behind the idea of “America First.”
For the United States, the geopolitics of the COVID-19 pandemic will boil down to a contest with China.
The U.S. president’s visit to India is unlikely to enhance the countries’ relationship.
Newlines Institute's Kamran Bokhari talks with Dr. Muqtedar Khan, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware, about his new book, Islam & Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan.