Political Science

Kamran Bokhari

Adjunct Professor of Political Science

Kamran Bokhari is a Senior Analyst with the intelligence firm, Geopolitical Futures and a Senior Fellow with the Center for Global Policy. Bokhari teaches courses on national security & foreign policy to Canadian military, intelligence, law enforcement & other government officials at the University of Ottawa’s Security & Policy Institute. He is also a Fellow with the Program on Extremism at George Washington University and has served as a senior consultant to The World Bank.

Bokhari is the author of Political Islam in the Age of Democratization (Palgrave Macmillan, December 18, 2013). His core areas of expertise are: Middle East & Africa, South/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 & has presented papers in int’l academic/policy forums and has given hundreds of interviews to leading global media. Bokhari completed his PhD in the department of Politics & International Relations at the University of Westminster after successfully defending his thesis ‘Moderations Among Salafists & Jihadists’ with Egypt’s Nour Party and Afghanistan’s Taliban movement as case studies. He tweets at @KamranBokhari