Kamran Bokhari

Kamran Bokhari

Director of Strategy and Programs


Kamran Bokhari is the Director of Strategy and Programs at the Center for Global Policy. He also is a Fellow with the Program on Extremism at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security.

Bokhari teaches the geopolitics of the Middle East and South Asia to Canadian military, intelligence, law enforcement, foreign policy and national security officials at the Security and Policy Institute in the University of Ottawa. He has been a senior consultant to the World Bank Group, and formerly served as Stratfor’s adviser on Middle Eastern and South Asian affairs (2003-2015).

In December 2013, he authored "Political Islam in the Age of Democratization" (Palgrave Macmillan) and is working on a second book, due to publish in 2017, on how to ideologically combat the self-styled Islamic State and its so-called caliphate. He has contributed chapters to edited volumes such as "Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West" (2007), "Oxford Handbook on Islam & Politics" (2013), "Strategic Analysis in Support of International Policy Making" (2017) and "Reassessing Order and Disorder in the Middle East: Regional Imbalance or Disintegration?" (2017). 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.

Bokhari has advised various American, Canadian and British government departments. He also has given hundreds of interviews to leading global media outlets, including: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Reuters, Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, Foreign Policy, NPR, Forbes, 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.

Bokhari has many years of teaching experience at U.S. and U.K. universities. In January 2017, he successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis, "Moderations Among Salafists and Jihadists," in the department of politics and international relations at London's University of Westminster.


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