Kamran Bokhari is the Toronto-based Vice-President of Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs with STRATFOR, a global intelligence company headquartered in Austin, Texas. He is also a Fellow with the Detroit, MI based think tank, Institute for Social Policy & Understanding (ISPU). Bokhari is also pursuing a doctorate in political science and has published numerous analytical, scholarly, and theoretical articles related to geopolitics of the Islamic world. Bokhari is also a senior consultant to the World Bank.
His areas of specialization include (but are not limited to) international affairs, security, counter-terrorism, comparative political systems, Islam and democracy, modern Muslim political thought, and Islamist movements. He has also presented research papers in many international academic and policy forums and has given briefings to various U.S. and Canadian government departments.
He is also the author of a forthcoming book on
radical/militant Islamist political thought, Voices of Jihad: New
Writings on Radical Islam to be published by I.B. Tauris in 2012.
Bokhari is also the lead co-author of a 2nd book, Political Islam in All
Its complexity to be published by Palgrave-Macmillan in 2013. He has also contributed chapters to a number of co-edited volumes.
In his ninth year with STRATFOR, Bokhari continues to play a pivotal role in enhancing the firm’s intellectual capital on a diverse array of geographical areas: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel/Palestinian Territories, Syria/Lebanon, GCC, and North African states, etc. He has been behind the creation of a system to help understand Islamism and jihadism. As the company's lead analyst for the Middle East & South Asia he oversees its analytical out on the world's most volatile region.
Bokhari has given thousands of interviews to several leading global media including AP, AFP, Reuters, Washington Post, New York Times, LA Times, Christian Science Monitor, National Journal, Fox News, Voice of America, NPR, Forbes, San Francisco Chronicle, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, CBC, CTV, BBC, MSNBC, al-Jazeera, al-Arabiya, CNN-Turk, Iran’s Press TV, Pakistan's GEO TV, India's Hindustan Times, Xinhua, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation.