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Muqtedar Khan

Assistant Professor, University of Delaware

Muqtedar Khan was born and raised in India as a member of the country's Muslim minority. After receiving an engineering degree from Osmania University in 1987 and an MBA in 1989, he was employed by Procter and Gamble in India.

After moving to the United States in 1990, he earned his Ph.D. in international relations, political theory and Islamic thought at Georgetown University. He then moved to the Midwest, where he served as the Director of International Relations and Chairman of the Political Science Department at Adrian College in Michigan.

Mr. Khan is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware.

He is also a fellow at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He has previously served as managing editor for the American Journal of Islamic Social Studies.

Mr. Khan is the author of several books, including “Islamic Democratic Discourse: Theory, Debates, and Philosophical Perspectives,” (Lexington Books, 2006), “Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations,” (Praeger Publishers, 2004) and “American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom,” (Amana Publications, 2002).

Articles by Muqtedar Khan

Pakistan Needs Regional and Global Alliances to Fight the Extremists

Will the attack on Karachi's airport change the way Pakistan's government deals with the Taliban?

June 19, 2014

A View from the Muslim World: Cairo After Obama

How has the Islamic community reacted to President Obama's landmark Cairo speech?

September 16, 2009

Honey, I Shrunk Pakistan

What are the repercussions of the Pakistani President's recent peace deal with the Taliban?

March 2, 2009

What Can Be Done About Pakistan?

In the wake of the Mumbai terrorist attacks, what should be done to bring stability and security to Pakistan?

December 22, 2008

The Messages from Mumbai

After the dust settles, what can we learn from the terrorist attack in Mumbai?

December 2, 2008

A Leaderless Global Order?

Should regional players combine to give the United States a much-needed reprieve from global disorder?

June 19, 2008

The Latest Crisis in Pakistan

How has President Musharraf's declaration of emergency in Pakistan generated a crisis with serious global implications?

November 5, 2007

A Declaration of War on Shias?

Can the Bush Administration's shift in policy stabilize Iraq — or will it lead to escalations in violence?

January 15, 2007

Islam’s Future: The Importance of Social Sciences

How can understanding social sciences enhance Islamic teachings and faith?

January 27, 2006

Belgium’s Muslim Beggars

How do Muslim communities living in the West view each other?

December 15, 2005

Karen Hughes and American Muslims

How can U.S. Muslims improve the image of the United States in the Middle East and beyond?

October 10, 2005

Egypt’s Lead in the Arab World

Is Egypt still the political and cultural center of the Arab world?

August 31, 2003

Teaching Globalization

What is globalization — and how can it be taught to students in universities and colleges?

August 28, 2003

The Empire and the Kingdom: U.S.-Saudi Relations in Crisis — Again

What will Saudi Arabia choose for the future — U.S. allies or Wahhabi Islam?

August 1, 2003

Syed Qutb — John Locke of the Islamic World?

Syed Qutb: Key supporter of Islamic terrorism — or key intellectual of Islamic reform and renewal?

July 28, 2003

Middle East — If There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Will The Bush Administration's "road map to peace" actually deliver peace in the Middle East?

July 16, 2003

Islam and Women

Does Muhammad's relationship with women provide a model for modern Islamic behavior?

May 25, 2003

Wahhabism Goes Global

What parallels are there around the world to the extreme Muslim Wahhabist sect?

February 24, 2003

Memo to Mr. bin Laden: Give Up!

How does an American Muslim respond to the threats of Osama bin Laden?

February 14, 2003

U.S. Nuclear Policy: Full of Double Standards?

Does the U.S. campaign against nuclear weapons in Iraq reflect a double standard?

January 17, 2003

John Ashcroft: Islam's Liberal Reformer?

Have new domestic security policies instilled American Muslims with a greater sense of civic participation?

August 1, 2002

Palestine: It’s Time to Clinch the Deal

Why is Bush's Middle East peace plan the best vision around?

June 26, 2002

India: Why Victory Is Not an Option

Why would India not be able to rejoice in a victory over Pakistan?

June 5, 2002

U.S. and Kashmir: Left Out in the Cold

Can U.S. help end South Asia's most complex conflict?

March 5, 2002

Kashmir: India’s Gateway to Greatness

How does Kashmir affect the development of South Asia?

January 9, 2002

U.S. Muslims — The Day of Reckoning?

Why should U.S. Muslims quickly come around to condemn Osama bin Laden?

November 16, 2001

Islam and the Two Faces of the West

How can modern Muslims reconcile Islam with globalization?

October 11, 2001

Where Bangladesh Outperforms America

What can the 200 year old United States learn from 30 year old Bangladesh?

October 1, 2001

Bush’s Global Anti-Terrorism Alliance?

Can the Bush Administration muster the diplomatic finesse to unite the world against terrorism?

September 22, 2001

Indonesia: An Indira Gandhi in the Making?

Is Megawati Sukarnoputri the right president for Indonesia?

August 29, 2001

America’s Nightmare Scenario: Bin Laden with Nukes — Part II

Will the "Talibanization" of Pakistan give nuclear missiles to Osama bin Laden?

April 30, 2001

Creating Bin Laden: Did the US Let the 9/11 Genie Out of the Bottle?

Did the United States open Pandora's box when they supported Afghanistan against the Soviet Union?

April 23, 2001

Muslim Women: The Challenge Ahead

What kind of challenges do Muslim women face in an era of globalization?

January 10, 2001