Kamran Bokhari is a globally renowned specialist on countering violent extremism and the geopolitics of the Middle East & South Asia. Bokhari teaches courses on national security and foreign policy to Canadian military, intelligence and security officials at the University of Ottawa. He serves as a senior consultant with The World Bank Group and the London-based firm, Unitas Risk.
Bokhari is also a senior analyst with the intelligence firm, Geopolitical Futures. He was formerly with Stratfor (2003-15) as its Advisor on Middle Eastern and South Asian Affairs. In December 2013 he authored Political Islam in the Age of Democratization (Palgrave Macmillan) and is currently 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 in 2016. 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).
He 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.
Bokhari 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.