Kamran Bokhari

Kamran Bokhari, PhD is the Senior Director, Eurasian Security & Prosperity Portfolio at the New Lines Institute for Strategy & Policy in Washington, DC. Dr. Bokhari is also a national security and foreign policy specialist at the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute. He has served as the Coordinator for Central Asia Studies at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute. Follow him on Twitter at @KamranBokhari

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For Iran and Israel, There’s No Going Back

A decades-old norm was broken April 13 when Iran fired hundreds of drones and missiles at Israel from its own territory, instead of relying on its proxies. Israel’s leadership is still debating its response at the time of writing, but whatever it does, a new, more dangerous era has begun in the Israeli-Iranian conflict. Long […]

Iran’s Vulnerable Eastern Flank

Iran’s strategic position has significantly strengthened in the Middle East in the wake of the war in Gaza – even as its rear flank in South and Central Asia...

Israel and Iran Step Toward the Brink

Iran has sworn that it will answer Israel’s recent airstrike on Tehran’s diplomatic compound in Syria, raising concerns over a wider conflict in the Middle East. In reality, however,...

Jihadists Exploit US Conflicts with Russia and Iran

Five years after losing the last stronghold of its defunct caliphate in the Levant, the Islamic State is making a comeback. The group’s center of gravity, however, has moved...

Geoeconomic Integration of Central Asia

In a hyperconnected world, Central Asia is the final frontier, a vast region with few links to the international community. In the more than three decades since the end...

Turkey Plays Defense Against Iran

Since it reemerged as a major player in the Middle East in the late 2000s, Turkey has consistently encountered the same obstacle to even greater regional influence: Iran. With...

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