Dr. Muqtedar Khan is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He is also the Director of the Islamic Studies Program. He is the author of American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom (Amana, 2002), Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations (Praeger, 2004), Islamic Democratic Discourse (Lexington Books, 2006) and Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West (University of Utah Press, 2007).


The Politics and the Promise of Civilizational Dialogues

In response to Harvard Professor Samuel Huntington’s now infamous argument predicting a future full of clashes between civilizations, the world’s liberals responded with a call for a civilizational dialogue.

Are Pressures from the U.S., India, and Israel Too Much for Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Program to Withstand?

Pakistan’s national defense strategy centers on protecting the country’s nuclear weapons capability from a threat by one or more of three states that are currently working very closely – the United States, India and Israel.

India, Pakistan Celebrate Independence Day But Not Freedom

On Aug. 14 and 15, the 56th anniversary of the independence of Pakistan and India from British colonial rule, it is a sad commentary on the political condition of South Asia that even though the region has been independent for over half a century, it is s

Saudi Arabian-U.S. Relations at Crossroads

Despite the highly controversial White House decision to keep details about the possible Saudi connection classified, the report highlights the need to resolve longstanding contradictions in the relationship. Saudi Arabia has been a close ally, friend, an

Middle East Peace: Only with a Will is There a Way

Just as in the war on terrorism, the struggle for peace in the Middle East must include a concomitant effort to change the hearts and minds of people involved.

Is U.S. Foreign Policy a Threat to U.S. Security?

The world is turning against the United States.

The U.S. and the UN: Risking Relevance

President Bush is determined to attack Iraq. It is also clear that if he cannot convince, he will bully the international community into compliance with his wishes.

India Flirting With Disaster: Washington has a Moral Responsibility to Prevent War in South Asia

Why, all of a sudden, is India acting so belligerently and risking disaster?

Two Faces of the West: Can Western Muslims Advance a Balanced View of the West?

The West is essentially like a Centaur–half-human and half-beast.

U.S. Under Attack: Implications for Muslims Everywhere

If Muslims are responsible for the attack on America, then Muslims as never before will be in desperate need of American protection.