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Ms. Amina Khan


Director (CAMEA)

Areas of Research:

Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (AMEA)

Amina Khan is Director Centre for Afghanistan, Middle East & Africa (CAMEA) at the Institute of Strategic Studies (ISSI), Islamabad, where she oversees research and advocacy-related work on all facets of CAMEA. 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 CAMEA, 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

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...

Report – Public Talk on “Implementation of TAPI Pipeline”

The Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) organized a Public Talk under its Distinguished Lecture Series on December 6, 2018, titled, “Implementation of TAPI...

Issue Brief on “The Moscow Format: Searching for Peace in Afghanistan – Yet Again”

Will wonders never cease? Of all countries, who would have expected Russia to bring the Taliban on to the negotiating table. On November 9,...