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Naveen Khan

Naveen Khan is a nonresident research fellow with the Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies at the University of Akron, Ohio, USA. Specializing in the analysis of Afghanistan-Pakistan geopolitical affairs and extremist-terrorist trends, she is currently engaged in conducting research and writing threat assessment briefs on the major terrorist organizations in Afghanistan-Pakistan, such as al-Qaeda, Daesh-Khorasan, and the Haqqani Network, intended for US intelligence professionals. Additionally, she has participated as a research team member of the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Combating Terrorism Working Group (CTWG), in assembling the NATO-sponsored ‘Counter-Terrorism Reference Curriculum (CTRC)’, which recommends defense cooperation strategies for governments worldwide. In the past, Ms. Khan has conducted and published original primary research on the Afghanistan-Pakistan region on political violence, Pashtun ethnicity, and social conflicts. She has also written on the notion of an 'Islamic Revolution', Taliban ideology, Lashkar-e-Taiba's operations in Indian Kashmir, and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's terrorist activities in the Pakistan-governed former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Her research has been published in the Diplomat, the Geopolitical Monitor, Modern Diplomacy, and at two of India's top think-tanks. She has also been invited to share her expertise at high-level international counter-terrorism conferences in Europe, and awarded an official commendation in London following her contributions to Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism/Counter-Terrorism (PCVE/CT) by the National Coordinator for ‘Prevent’ (the British government’s CT strategy). In addition, Ms. Khan designed and taught Sociology courses at Pakistan's top Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, focusing critically on socio-political issues, with a key focus on conducting independent research. She holds an MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics (LSE), with a Distinction in the History of Political Islam.
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