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Dr. Muqtedar Khan is Assistant Professor in the department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He earned his Ph.D. in International Relations, Political Philosophy, and Islamic Political Thought,  from Georgetown University in May 2000. 

Dr. Khan is also associated with the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy and the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.

He is the author of American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom (Amana, 2002), Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations (Praeger, 2004). His forthcoming book is titled Beyond Jihad and Crusade: Rethinking US Policy in the Muslim World (Brookings Institution, 2004).

Dr. Khan frequently comments on BBC, CNN, FOX and VOA TV, NPR and other radio networks. His political commentaries appear regularly in newspapers in over 20 countries.  He has also lectured in North America, East Asia, Middle East and Europe.

Dr. Khan's column has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek (Arabic), New York Post, Newsday, Arizona Tribune, Duluth News Tribune, The Daily Telegraph (London), The Sun (UK), Jakarta Post, Jordan Times, Manila Times, Outlook India, Palestine Times, Calgary Herald, The Daily Telegram (MI), San Francisco Chronicle, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Al Ahram (Egypt), Dawn (Pakistan), Daily Times (Pakistan), Hindustan Times (India),  Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Muslim Democrat,  The Christian Century, Islamic Horizons, The Message,   The, Arab News (Saudi Arabia),,, Arabies Trends, Al-Mustaqbal, Saudi Gazette, and many other periodicals world wide.

For a biography  of  Dr. Muqtedar Khan click: BIO

For a comprehensive resume click here:

New Book by  
Muqtedar Khan

Jihad for Jerusalem


Putting the American in 
"American Muslims"

Interview to Pacifica 
Peacewatch on Iraq
(December 22, 2002)

Press Conference on 
Islam and America 
by Carnegie Corporation
(November 29, 2001)


Lecture on Islam and Democracy
US Institute of Peace 
(June 18, 2002)

Lecture on Islam and Peace
US Institute of Peace

(November 7, 2001)

For a comprehensive resume click here: Resume

Recently Posted Articles

Jihad for Jerusalem

I am happy to announce the publication of my first book -- American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom For more details about the book go to: Book

 GlocalEye is Muqtedar Khan's Column on Global Affairs. It  explores the intersection of globalization and localization.


October 23,   2006

Islam in Oxford

July 14th,   2006

Middle East Crisis:
U.S. Fails to Defend Itself

June 9th,  2006

Mosques with Foreign Flags: 
Islam in America and Germany

May 14,  2006

Gloomy Look at US-Muslim Relations

May 14,  2006

Introducing Islamic Democratic Discourse, a new book that seeks to advance a theoretical foundations for Islamic Democracy.  

March 21, 2006

Two Theories of Ijtihad

February 02, 2006

Iran's Nuclear Crisis

January 31, 2006

Hamas's Victory; Positive for All

December 12, 2005

India the Emerging Management Giant

November 05, 2005

U.S. Foreign Policy and American Muslims

September 09, 2005


An Alliance Against Extremism

June 29, 2005

CIA agents Wanted for Kidnapping: 
IS there no End to US scandals?

May 18, 2005

Quran Desecration: Far Worse than Abu Ghraib

April 20, 2005

Islam in the West 
The Threat of Internal Extremism

March 29, 2005

Are Pakistanis Less Prejudiced
than Indians?

March 10, 2005

Modi's Operandi: American Business 
and Genocide Linked Again?

March 05, 2005

Religious, Secular Divide 
Arafat’s Religious Legacy

February 18, 2005

American Muslims 
Call for Radical Transformation 
of US Foreign Policy   

February 14, 2005

Iraqi Elections: Have the Iraqis voted for a Dictatorship of ayatollah Al-Sistani?

 November 20, 2004

Prospects for Peace: Palestinian Leadership After Arafat

 November 15, 2004

Passion for Palestine: 
The Unfinished Saga of Yasser Arafat

 November 11, 2004

The Rise of Political Christianity

Political Memo to American Muslims: Rethinking American Muslims Politics

 October  29, 2004

Foreign Policy Forecast: 
If Bush Wins | If Kerry Wins

 October  21, 2004

American Muslim Taskforce Insults 
John Kerry and alienates George Bush

 September 20, 2004

9-11 Commission Report: An Entrée' for American Muslims in the Policy Process

 August 09, 2004

 How George Bush Changed America

 July 31, 2004

The Remarkable Moderation of Detroit Muslims

 June 25, 2004

The Role of Social Scientists in Muslim Societies

 May 25, 2004

Saudi Arabia: Rethinking its Soul

 May 15, 2004

Come November Al Qaeda will vote 
for George W. Bush

 April 17, 2004

American Muslims and 
the Politics of Block Voting

 March 21, 2004

Let the Elections be about the Future of the Free Society

 February 14 , 2004

The Politics and the Promise 
of Civilizational Dialogues:

 February 02 , 2004

Globalization and Terrorism

January 1 , 2004

The Myth of Secularism:

December 15 , 2003

Liberal Islam, Radical Islam and 
American Foreign Policy

November 01 , 2003

Lessons from the 
Imperial adventure in Iraq

October 24, 2003

Neocon Aspirations on the Rocks

October 10, 2003

Prospects for Muslim Democracy: 
Role for US Policy

Can Pakistan Withstand the Pressure 
from US, Israel and India

August 15, 2003

India and Pakistan: Independent but not Free

August 01, 2003

The Empire and the Kingdom: 
US-Saudi Relations in Crisis

July 15, 2003

First Establish the Will to Peace -
Then chart the Way to Peace

June 21, 2003

Is American Foreign Policy 
a Threat to American Security?

June 13, 2003

The Public Face of Christian Evangelical Bigotry

June 09, 2003

The Legacy of Prophet Muhammad 
and the issues of Pedophilia and Polygamy:

Nice But Tough: 
A Framework for US Foreign Policy 
in the Muslim World

May 09, 2003

NEXT STOP:  Making  Peace, 
Restoring Credibility

February 06, 2003

 A Memo to Mr. Binladen: Go to Hell!: 

February 06, 2003

If the UN vetoes the US, it risks irrelevance?

January 28, 2003

Heavy Rhetoric, Wishful Thinking 
and Hydrogen Cars:
A Response to 
the State of the Union Address

January 20, 2003

Washington's Nuclear Policy: 
Moral Clarity or Double Standards

Dec. 31st, 2002

Global Shift to the Right?

The Threat of American Wahhabis

Oct. 5th, 2002

Who are Moderate Muslims?

Sept. 17th, 2002

America A Year after September 11

Attack on Iraq: Illogical and Inethical

June 26th, 2002

Bush Plan for Palestine: Democracy Before Statehood

India Flirting with Disaster

May 30th, 2002

Likud Votes for Armageddon

May 15th, 2002

America and the Crisis of Integrity

April 15, 2002

Moderate Muslims: The New Target?

March 21, 2002

Islam, Hinduism and Truth

March 15, 2002

The Tragedy of Gujarat

Kashmir may be tougher to resolve than Palestine

January 15, 2002

Bye, Bye Bill of Rights

Kashmir: India's Gateway to Greatness

December 15, 2001

Domestic Dimensions of Arab-Israeli Conflict

Terrorism and Globalization

November 25, 2001

Osama Bin Laden is an Enemy of Islam

November 17, 2001

To War or not to War in Ramadan

November 12, 2001

Muslims Must Develop an Intolerance for Intolerance

November, 05, 2001

Is US Foreign Policy a Barrier to Democracy in the Muslim World?

October 29, 2001

A Memo to Americans

October 5, 2001

A Memo to American Muslims

September 25, 2001

George Bush's Global Crusade

September 20, 2001

American Response A Threat to Freedom

September 12, 2001

US Under Attack:
Implications for Muslims Everywhere

August 14, 2001

Pakistan: Paradise Lost

August 8, 2001

Iraq: Between Pain and Power

July 30, 2001

Indonesia Transition: Challenges and Expectations

July 15, 2001

Bangladesh: A Poor Muslim Democracy

June 25, 2001

Global Policy without Global Vision

June 05, 2001

Palestinian Militants Make Another Point

May 28, 2001

Missile Defense: A Fraud Against Taxpayers?

May 21, 2001

Arab-Americans lose faith in Bush

Why Peacekeepers are Necessary in Palestine

April 05, 2001

US Must be Firm but Fair with China

March 29, 2001

US   Mid-East Policy takes turn for the Worse

February 16, 2001

Strikes Against Iraq: One More Victory for Saddam

February 14, 2001

Federal Funds for Faith-Based Initiatives: Some Concerns

January 27, 2001

The Dalai Lama Condemns Islamic and Christian Practice of Conversions

China and the Middle East Mar Clinton's Foreign Policy Legacy

Muslim Women: The Challenge Ahead

December 31, 2000

Colin Powell and the Return of the Cold Warriors

December 8, 2000

Florida will not Divide the Nation

The Public Face of Bigotry

November 29, 2000

Valueless Sanctions Help No One

Re-Imagining Jerusalem: One Faith-One City

November 17, 2000

Fiasco in Florida: Democracy Vs. Constitutionalism