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Ms. Amina Khan


Senior Research Fellow

Areas of Research:

Russia, Afghanistan and Central Asia

Amina works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI), Islamabad, focusing on Afghanistan, Russia and Central Asia. A native Pashtun from the Mohmand Agency, Amina is a recipient of OSI/FCO/Chevening Scholarship 2009-2010. She has a Masters degree in Democracy, Politics and Governance (DPG) from Royal Holloway University of London (2010). She also has a Masters degree in Defense and Strategic Studies (DSS) from the Quaid – e- Azam University Islamabad (2005). She has also been a visiting fellow at the SWP Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik – German Institute for International and Security Affairs (2011). She has authored a book titled FATA: Voice of the Unheard: Path Dependency and Why History Matters (2011)

aminakhan@issi.org.pk

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...

Report – Public Talk “Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan”

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) hosted President Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for a Public Talk under its Distinguished...

Issue Brief on “Moscow and the Afghan Peace Process”

Moscow once again brought the Afghan Taliban and leading Afghan political figures on the same table to negotiate about the future of Afghanistan in...

Issue Brief on “The Afghan Peace Process and The Role of Moscow”

Even as the recent round of peace talks on Afghanistan continue between the Afghan Taliban and the US, there is a growing realization within...

Islamabad Paper – “Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) in Afghanistan – An Assessment”

Abstract Since its emergence, the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) or Daesh, has brought immense confusion and disorder to the already complex state of affairs...