Kamran Bokhari is a Fellow at ISPU and the Director for Middle East & South Asia at STRATFOR, a global intelligence company headquartered in Austin, Texas. 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. 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, etc. He has been behind the creation of a system to help understand Islamism and jihadism.
Bokhari is frequently interviewed by 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, al-Jazeera, al-Arabiya, CNN-Turk, Iran’s Press TV, Pakistan's GEO TV, and India's Hindustan Times.
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. He is also the author of a forthcoming book on radical/militant Islamist political thought, entitled "Voices of Jihad: New Writings on Radical Islam" to be published by I.B. Tauris.