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Ms. Amina Khan


Director (CMEA)

Areas of Research:

Middle East & Africa (MEA) and Afghanistan

Amina Khan is Director Centre for Middle East & Africa (CMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI), Islamabad, where she oversees research and advocacy-related work on all facets of CMEA. Prior to this, she served as a Research Fellow and a Senior Research Fellow at the ISSI, focusing on Afghanistan and FATA. Over a period of almost fourteen years, she has published extensively on Afghanistan, and has presented her research at multiple national and international forums. In her new position as Director CMEA, in addition to her other responsibilities, she will continue her research on Afghanistan, and other related issues.

A recipient of OSI/FCO/Chevening Scholarship 2009-2010, Amina has a Masters degree in Democracy, Politics and Governance (DPG) from Royal Holloway University of London. She also has a Masters degree in Defense and Strategic Studies (DSS) from the Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad (2005). She has been a Visiting Fellow at the SWP Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – German Institute for International and Security Affairs (2011). Currently she is pursuing her doctoral degree from Quaid-e-Azam University.

Other Publications:

 

aminakhan@issi.org.pk

Issue Brief on “Intra-Afghan Talks: A Ray of Hope”

Statements coming from Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, President Ashraf Ghani, and the Taliban indicate that the highly anticipated and much awaited intra-Afghan talks...

Reconciliation and Social Healing, Heela Najibullah, Springer, 2017, 232.

The book, Reconciliation and Social Healing, by Heela Najibullah is an analysis of past-Afghan reconciliation processes namely those in 1986 and 2010...

Issue Brief on “Afghanistan and Covid-19: Opportunity for Afghans to Work Together?”

Like every other country in the world, Afghanistan has also been affected by the Corona virus also known as COVID-19. On March...

Issue Brief on “Taliban-US Peace Deal: An Appraisal”

After nearly two decades of protracted war, bloodshed and all the baggage that war carries, the US and the Afghan Taliban finally...

Issue Brief on “US-Taliban Talks: Hurdles in the Way of Peace”

July 2018 marked the beginning of the first official and direct US-Taliban talks in Doha, Qatar, igniting hopes for a peaceful settlement...

Issue Brief on “Elections in Afghanistan: An Uncertain Outcome”

On September 28, 2019, Afghanistan witnessed its fourth Presidential elections since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001. It was hoped that elections would...

Islamabad paper on “Extension of CPEC to Afghanistan: Pros and Cons”

Abstract The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the flagship project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that will cover a distance of 2700 km,connecting...

Report – In-House Meeting with “Ethiopian Delegation”

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted an In-House Meeting on September 12, 2019, with a 9-member Ethiopian delegation headed by H.E. Ambassador...

Issue Brief on “Afghan Peace Talks at A Standstill – Yet Again”

On September 7, 2019, President Trump tweeted that a secret meeting with the Taliban, and a separate meeting between him and President Ghani at...

Issue Brief on “Afghanistan and Regional Connectivity”

After over three decades of conflict and over 92,000 casualties (32,000 civilians killed and 60,000 injured in the last decade, Afghanistan stands out as...